James Cook's Deed Gift from
Deed Book A-B Effingham County

 

James Cook to his)
   Children            )    Deed Gift.

To all to whom these presents shall come.  I James Cook Do Send Greetings.  Know ye that I the said James Cook  of the State of Georgia of the County of Effingham, planter for and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear to my loving children Judea & Lucia of the same County & State of Georgia and James his heirs & Tabby  & John  & Benjamin  & Henry  & Polly  & Lewis , of the same County & State of Georgia,  have given and granted & by these presents Do freely give and grant unto the said Judea Bishop  & Lucia Braddock & the heirs of James Cook junior & Tabby Johnston & John Cook & Benjamin Cook & Henry Cook & Polly Bennett & Lewis Cook their Heirs Executors or Administrators all singular my goods & Chattels now being in my present dwelling House in the County aforesaid, together with all my Stock, Cattle, Horses, hogs & Sheep marked with a crop & split in one ear & a swallow forked under bit in the other.  Also one Negro Man of which (before me signing of these presents) I have delivered them the said India Bishop & Lucia Braddock & the heirs of James Cook junior & Tabby Johnston & John Cook & Benjamin Cook & Henry Cook & Polly Bennett & Lewis Cook, an Inventory signed with my own hand and bearing even date, To have and to hold all the said goods & Chattels in the said premises or dwelling House to them and their heirs Ever more.  Administrators from hence forth as their proper goods & Chattels absolutely without any manner of Condition.  In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand Seal this sixteenth day of September One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six..

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James    I     Cook
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   in presence of  
  
Thomas McCall
 Sen.
   John Rawls

  
George McCall  Sen.