Property Deed of Michael W. House and Mary Blackerby House

upon selling the land they had in Kentucky to an James Blackaby, an apparent relative of Mary Blackerby House. It appears that they sold the land at least 4 years after moving to Lawrence County IL. Submitted by Nancy Perry.


From the Lawrence, IL 1850 Federal Census

House Wesley 47 Va. (Michael Wesley House)
House Mary Blackerby 43 Ky.
House Wesley 16 Ky.
House Thomas 13 Ky.
House Clementine 11 Ky.
House George W. 18 Ky.
House James 5 Ky.
House Lucy 9 Ky.


Deed Book page 464 Washington Co., Ky

     This indenture made and entered into this 17th day of June 1854 between Michael House and Mary his wife of Lawrence and State of Illinois of the one part and James Blackaby of the County of Washington and state of Kentucky of the other part, Witnessenth that for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars to us in hand paid by the said James Blackaby the receipt where of we do hereby acknowledge leave granted bargained and sold and by these presents date grant bargain sell and convey unto the said James Blackaby a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Washington on the waters of Taylor's Fork boundaries follows to wit:

Beginning at a stone on a line of the Blackaby tract and comes to Peter Heickessam running thence South 3 3 poles to a stone on Henry Brown’s line thence with his line N 32 1/2 poles to a polar corner to Edmund Scott thence S 88 W 23 3/11 poles to the Beginning containing2 acres and twenty eight poles.

To have and to hold said tract of land together with all the happenstances there unto belonging as in any wise appertaining there to only use and benefit of him and said James Blackaby, his heirs or assigns forever and we the said Michael House and wife do hereby warrant the tract of land conveyed. In Testimony the said Michael House and wife have set our hands and affixed our seal this day and year above.