Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 196 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
about twenty years, which said negro I warrant
to be sound both in body and mind, and
a slave for life. The said John Young, in
consideration of said property, has this day
paid to me the sum $400. I bind myself to
warrant and defend the title of said negro
unto said Young, his heirs and assigns forever.
Given under my hand this 17th of March,
EDWARD X WELBORN.
Appeared before me, Charles H. Durgan,
deputy clerk for Dallas county, Mary Ann
Young, and after being duly sworn sayeth
she saw Edward Welborn sign the within
bill of sale and acknowledge the same to be
his act and deed and done for the purposes
Given under my hand this 9th day of August,
A. D. 1846.
The first land patent was recorded September
1, 1846: "Anson Jones, President of the
Republic of Texas, to Samuel Monroe Hyde,
640 acres of land on White Rock creek in
Dallas county, near the military road from
Austin to Red river;" and on the same day
was recorded a power of attorney from Samuel
M. Hyde to his father, John I. Hyde, to sell
the above section of land patented to him by
the Republic of Texas, which power of attorney
reads as follows:
" STATE OF TEXAS,
" COUNTY OF NACOGDOCHES.
'"Know all men by these presents: That
I, Samuel Monroe Hyde, do hereby nomi.
nate and appoint my father, John I. Hyde,
my true and lawful agent and attorney for
me, and in my name to sell and in a lawful
and complete manner convey my headright
of land, containing 640 acres, located, surveyed
and patented in my name, lying in the
new county of
, upon such terms as to
the said John H. may seem meet, hereby
ratifying and confirming all the acts of my
said attorney in the premises. Given under
my hand and scroll, by way of seal, on this
25th day of May, A. D. 1846.
"S. MONROE HYDE."
"THE STATE OF TEXAS, )
" NACOGDOCHES COUNTY.
" Personally appeared before the undersigned
authority, S. Monroe Hyde, and
acknowledged that he executed the above
power of attorney for the use and purposes
therein expressed. Given under my hand
and seal of office at Nacogdoches this 25th
day of May, A. D. 1846.
" W. W. WINGFIELD,
"Chief Justice and ex officio Notary Public
The first mark and brand recorded was
that of William P. Carder, which was dated
August 7, 1846, and recorded September 1,
1846, and reads as follows:
"STATE OF TEAS,
' COUNTY OF DALLAS. 5
"This my ear mark for cattle, hogs and
sheep: a smooth crop of the right ear and a
swallow fork in the left ear.
" WILLIAM P'. CARDER.
"August 7, 1846."
The first will was that of J. A. Simmons,
which was recorded September 17, 1846, and
reads as follows, viz.:
"' STATE OF .TEXAS, July 23, 1846.
" COUNTY OF DALLAS. 5
"I, J. A. Simmons, considering the uncer-
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/196/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.