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Trigg Co. KY Deed Benjamin LADD, Sr

Trigg Co. KY Deed Book A, pg. 98, 99 - 24 March 1821 - Know all men by these presents, that I Benjamin LADD, Sr. of the county of Trigg and Commonwealth of Kentucky for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by Sally JOHNSTON, my daughter, wife of Charles JOHNSTON of Caldwell County, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have this day, granted, bargained and sold, and do by these presents grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the sd. Sally JOHNSTON, on certain Negro girl named Emery of about the age of ten years, to the sole benefit and behoof of her and her heirs forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 24th day of march 1821. /s/Benjamin (B) his mark LADD. Witness: Ben. P. CAMPBELL, Edward B. LADD. - Trigg County, To wit: Clerk's office 21st May 1821 - The foregoing Bill of Sale from Benjamin LADD to Sally JOHNSTON was on this day produced to me William CANNON, Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid, and acknowledged, by said LADD to be his act and deed, hand and seal for the purposes therein, and the same was ordered to record. In testimony whereof, and that the same together with this certificate are truly recorded in my office of said County Court, I have here set my hand. Will. CANNON.

Submitted by: Adruain Cato

*NOTE* We also found today that Benjiman Ladd Senior married Sarah F Bigham in Caldwell Co and that his name on the marriage bond is Benjiman Ladd Sr but on the certificate it shows him as Francis ladd. he appointed William h Bigham as one of his executors in his will and two other Bigham's were witnesses. We believe that these Bigham on the  will may be Sarah's children by her former marriage since there is a record  on the back of the marriage bond that states that both he and Sarah had been  previously married.

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