This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of december in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen Between Garland Tucker and Elizabeth his wife of the one part & William Roper of the other part all of the City of Richmond and state of Virginia Witnesseth that the said Garland Tucker and Elizabeth his wife for and consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by him the said William Roper at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt is hereby acknowledged have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released, and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant bargain sell, alien, enfeoff release & confirm unto the said William Roper his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract of land containing one hundred and sixty acres being the north east quarter of section fifteen of Township two north in range one west in the tract appropriated by the act of congress the sixth day of may one thousand eight hundred and twelve for military bounties, in the Territory of the Illinois, it being the military bounty land granted the said Tucker by the United States of America on a patent number five thousand one hundred and sixty eight (5168) bearing date the twentieth day of november one thousand eight hundred & seventeen and of record in the general land office of the United States which will more fully appear by reference thereto (which will be annext) To have and to hold the said tract of land situated as aforesaid with its appurtenances unto the said William Roper his heirs and assigns forever and the said Garland Tucker and Elizabeth his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators, doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said William Roper his heirs and assigns that they the said Garland Tucker and Elizabeth his wife and their heirs the parcel or tract with its appurtenances unto him the said William Roper his heirs and assigns against the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Garland Tucker and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixt their seals the day and year first above written. Signed by Garland Tucker and Elizabeth Tucker and witnessed by Jas. Lakenan, Saml. Pleasants, and Geo. Roper.
County of Henrico to wit: We William Price and George Wmson. Justices of the peace in the county aforesaid and state of Virginia do hereby certify that Elizabeth Tucker the wife of the said Garland Tucker the parties to a certain deed for the conveyance of real estate to William Roper bearing date the twenty fifth day of december one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and hereunto annexed personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her she the Elizabeth Tucker acknowledged the same to be her act and deed declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under our hands and seals this 26th day of december 1817. Signed by William Price and Geo. Wmson.
In Henrico county court office, March the 5th 1818. This Indenture was proved by the oaths of Saml. Pleasants and George Roper two of the witnesses thereto and on the 25th of the same month the said indenture was further proved by the oath of James Lakeson a third witness to the same, and with the certificate thereto annexed, of the relinquishment of Mrs. Tucker's dower, admitted to record.
Deed Book 16, page 473, Henrico County, Virginia.