NEW CORINTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

Brooks Community, Panola Co. TX

Vol R, Page 521, Deed Records

 

 

 

Samuel & M.A. Gentry

To deed to church a lot for Corinth Church

 

                                                                        Filed for record

                                                                        June 5, A.D. 1885 at 12 o’clock

                                                                        H. Pollard, County Clerk

The State of Texas

County of Panola

 

Know all men by these presents that we, Samuel Gentry and wife M.A. Gentry, of said county and state, have this day given, granted, bargained, and conveyed, and do by these presents give, grant, bargain…, and convey to W.R. Gentry, G.W. Wyatt and J.D. Shaw, trustees for the Missionary Baptist Church at New Corinth, the following described tract or lot of land in Panola County on  across Iron’s Bayou on the headright of J.C. Barksdale  - Commences at the NE corner, it being at the NW corner of the graveyard and Thence South at 120 varas, a stake in fence which a pine 17 inches brs.  S 82 W 7 varas and a Red Oak 6 in.brs.  S 67 W 1 vara, and Thence West 105 8-10 varas, a stake from which a Red Oak 1 foot brs.  N 3 W 2 1/10 varas and a pine 2 feet brs.  S 64 E 7 varas, and Thence North 120 varas, a stake from which a Red Oak 8 in brs.  SW 5 ……. Varas, and Thence East to the beginning, containing 2-1/4 acres.  To have and to hold with all of the right and appointments pertaining to the same for the use and benefit of said Baptist Church.  And it is further established and agreed that the said lot and church house which is not in use or needed for the benefit of said Baptist Church Corinth shall be free for the use and benefit of other denominations to worship in.

 

In witness whereof we have hereunto offered and have of this Oct. 13, A.D. 1883.

 

                                                                        Samuel Gentry

                                                                        M.A. (her X mark) Gentry

 

The State of Texas

County of Panola County

 

This day personally appeared before me Thomas G. Allison, Notary Public, Samuel Gentry, of said county and state, whose signature is offered to the foregoing deed for 2-1/4 acres of land to W.R. Gentry, G.W. Wyatt and J.D. Shaw, trustees of Missionary Baptist Church New Corinth, and acknowledging that he signed and attested the same for the uses and purposes therein specified.  Also personally appeared before me M.A. Gentry, wife of said Samuel Gentry, who being examined by me separately and apart from her husband acknowledges and declares that she signed and executed the same of her own free will without fear or resentment, her signature being by mark, and that she had no wish to retract it.

 

To certify which I have hereto offered my hand and official seal of office, this Oct. 23, A.D. 1883

 

                                                                        Thomas G. Allison

                                                                        Notary Public

                                                                        Panola County, Texas

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