Location: Union, Kentucky, United States
1865 Deed of Life, Ben Yager to Charity Yager. Kentucky, Union County, Deed Book U, p. 623-624, County Court. Digital image 346-347 of 357, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 April 2021)
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50 cents tax paid
Whereas I Benjamin Yeager of Union County Kentucky feeling a great regard & attachment for a colored woman named Charity Yeager (formerly my slave) in consequence of the faithful services rendered by her to me and my family for many years past I herefore be it now understood I hereby convey to her the said Charity Yeager during her natural life one acre of land immediately around her Cabins situated on the farm on which I now Reside Subject however to the following exceptions. Said one acre of land is not to be sold or disposed of by her to any other person but at the death or removal of Said Charity Yeager the aforesaid one acre of land is to revert back to me or my heirs. Given under my hand this 20th day of September 1865. Interlined before Signing
H. B. Eaty
State of Kentucky
Union County Sct.
I W. F. Berry Duputy Clerk for H. W. Waggener Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid Certify that this deed from Benjamin Yager to Charity Yager was this day produced to me in said County duly stamped as required By act of Congress and acknowledged by the said Benjamin Yager to be his act and deed. All of which is herby certified Given under my hand this 26 day of May 1866
W. F. Berry DC.
For H. W. Waggener Clerk. .
State of Kentucky.
Union County Sct.
I H. W. Waggener Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid Certify that the foregoing deed from Benjamin Yeager to Charity Yeager was this day produced to me in my Office duly stamped as required by Act of Congress and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon the same was together with the foregoing and this certificate truly recorded in my office. .
Witness my hand this 4th day of June 1866.
H. W. Waggener Clk