Deed John Williams to Baptist Church
- From Book G pages 53-54.
I will summarize the main parts.
John Williams to Baptist Church.
"This Indenture made & entered in to this first day of June one
thousand Eight Hundred & thirty nine between Baptist Church & John
Williams of the County of Jackson State of Alabama of the one part and
the Baptist Church of Christ at Paint Rock meeting house. Holding
believers baptism by immersion doctrine of election and final
perserverance of the saints in grace according to the foreknowledge opf
God and their Successors in the faith and State of the said second
". . . . dost give grant alien enforce and confirm unto the said Church
their successors in the said faith all that contain parcel of land as
follows (to wit, it being a part of the south east quarter of the north
east quarter of section 20 in township 3 of R. 4 E beginning) in a
small cedar on the West bank of Paint Rock river a sugar tree a few
yards on said bank below mark B.C. thence northeast direction thirty
poles to a dogwood tree marked B.C. thence east to the bank of said
river thence down said river bank to the beginning. So as to embrace
said meeting house being about three acres more or less . . . ."
Signed John Williams
F. Fowler acting Justice of the Peace affirmed that it was John
Williams who appeared and made out the deed. 6th July 1839.
The deed was actually recorded 5th day of November, 1855, by J.G.