Groves Yarbrough & Martha Langston
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        James Yarbrough, who was the grandfather of Nathan Yarbrough had received a land bounty in Franklin County, Georgia. The father of Nathan Yarbrough, GROVES YARBROUGH, lived on this land for forty years. He and his wife were buried on this land. They had seventeen children, all of whom lived to be grown men and women. [History written by Nathan Yarbrough.]

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        GROVES YARBROUGH was born in North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War, the family moved to Georgia to settle land granted his father for service in the war. The death of his father and older brother at the hand of Indians, sent the family to Spartanburg District, S.C. There it was that the children grew up and married.

    GROVES first marriage was to a Miss Chamblin of that district. To this union were born 2 sons after which the wife died. GROVES second marriage was to MARTHA LANGSTON. GROVES and MARTHA YARBROUGH came to Georgia from Spartanburg District, South Carolina, before the birth of their first child. They settled on the Little Broad River in Franklin Co. where they lived and died. They are buried there.

        There they reared the 2 sons by GROVE's first marriage and the 15 children MARTHA bore him. The land on which they lived and reared their large family, was part of a bounty land allowed his father for Revolutionary Service.

        GROVES served in the War of 1812, as an ensign under Pulaski at the siege of Savannah. He was the executor for the estate of James Yarbrough, his Father, in Franklin Co., Ga. in 1813.

        Georgia State Historian's records show GROVES YARBROUGH Commissioned ensign 211 District Co. Militia, Franklin Co., Ga. 8-14-1809.

        From a letter written by Elizabeth Yarbrough Gilliland (Great-great granddaughter of GROVES YARBROUGH and his first wife, Miss Chamblin), She writes: "My grandfather's bible record says that GROVES YARBROUGH, settled on the Little Broad River, on land granted his father, James Yarbrough, for services in the Revolutionary War."

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GROVES's son Pinkney Yarbrough was in Bienville Parish, La. on the 1850 Census.

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1800 Spartanburg Co, South Carolina Census

GROVE YARBROUGH

1 male under 10 years

1 male 16 to 26 years

1 females 16 to 26 years

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1830 Franklin County, Georgia

GROVES YARBROUGH

2 males under 5 years

2 males 5 to 10 years

1 male 10 to 15 years

1 male 15 to 20 years

1 male 40 to 50 years

1 female under 5 years

1 female 5 to 10 years

2 females 15 to 20 years

1 female 40 to 50 years

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1840 Franklin Co., Georgia Census

GRAVES YARBROUGH (no stats)

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1850 Franklin County, Georgia Census p. 243-4

GROVE YARBER 74 M W NC

MARTHA 66 F W SC

Jasper 22 M W GA

George 16 W M GA

John Smith 13 M W Ga

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In 1943 Mrs. Crawford A. Rose wrote to the Georgia Archives requesting information on GROVES YARBROUGH. She received a reply from Mrs. J. E. Hays the State Historian. Mrs. Hays wrote that GROVES YARBROUGH had service in the War of 1812, which dated from 1784-1815, as follows:

GROVES YARBOROUGH

Commissioned Ensign, 211th District Company (Franklin County) Georgia Militia, August 14, 1809.

She also wrote that GROVES YARBROUGH took out letters of Administration on the estate of James Yarbrough, Dec'd on Jan 13, 1813, as did David Payne at the same Time. In the REVOLUTIONARY RECORDS OF GEORGIA Mrs. Hays found proof of James's service.

She also stated that James Yarbrough was granted 287 1/2 acres of land in both Franklin and Washington counties, on the certificates of Colonel Elijah Clark and Colonel Samuel Jack.

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Pages from the Bible of Nathan Yarbrough as sent to Frances Lockwood from Harvey Lumpkin of Oklahoma City (in the 1960's) who was married to Nathan Yarbrough's grand daughter.

GROVES YARBROUGH raised two sons by his first marriage with Miss Chamblin. After her death he married MARTHA LANGSTON and raised fifteen children. Five Daughters and Nine sons, making Seventeen children. Names as follows vizt: Wiley and James W. by first marriage. Nancy, Silas, Nathan, Elizabeth, Catharine, Levina, William G., John, Sally, Jasper, Mary, and George N., O. H. P. & Lacy & Pinckney. GROVES & MARTHA YARBROUGH Emigrated from Spartanburg District S. C. before the birth of their first child and settled on Little River in Franklin County, Georgia where they lived and are buried. The land on which they raised this large Family was part of a Bounty of land allowed to James Yarbrough Father of GROVES for Revolutionary Services. Him having served seven years in the revolutionary War for Independence...

GROVES YARBROUGH Father of N. Yarbrough May 9th 1776. Died Novr 14, 1857

MARTHA LANGSTON YARBROUGH Mother of N. Yarbrough born May 31, 1786 and died August 1st 1859

Capt George N. Yarbrough Brother of N. Yarbrough killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, Penn...

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA TAX DIGESTS Vol. 2 1808-18 Acker

975.8135

p. 20 1808 (page 51)

GROVES YARBROUGH: 143 1/2 a., James Yarbrough, Joseph Yarbrough, Midle R.

p. 73 1810 (page 60)

GROVES YARBURTH: 143 1/2 a., Ja's Yarburth, Lyon, Broad R.

p. 113 1811 (page 41)

GROVES YARBER: 143 1/2a. Ja's Yarber, Lyon, B. Riv.

p. 180 1813 (page 100)

GROVES YARBROUGH: 143 1/2 a., James Yarbrough, S. Chatham, Middle R.

p. 208 1818 (page 45)

GROVES YARBROUGH: 143 1/2 a., J. Yarbor, Chatham, Leatherwood Ck. for Obediah Ayers: poll

p. 221 1818 (page 74)

Stephen Chatham: 4n.; 200a., J. Ryan. G. YARBROUGH, B.R.

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DEEDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA 1784-1826 Acker

Book T p. 127 Deed dated Franklin Co. 10 Jan. 1810, rec. 29 Jan. 1811, from Charles Wiliamson and wife Patsey of Franklin Co. to Casteleton Lyon of same. In cons. of $300, conveys 120 ac. in Franklin Co., being part of land granted to Joseph Ryan on south side of Middle Fork Broad Riv., adj. Samuel Payne, Jacob White, GROVES YARBROUGH. Wit: Baker Ayers, Sam'l Payne, J.P.

Book RRR p. 71 Schedule of Property dated Franklin Co. 2 Mar. 1812, rec. 16 Mar 1812, signed by Asa Ayers, who declares the following to be the property he was possessed of in May 1810, at which time his wife Elizabeth Ayers eloped from his bed and board without cause, and has not returned: 100 ac. in Franklin Co. on Leatherwood Crk., adj. Nathaniel Williams and GROVES YARBROUGH; also two horses, five head of cattle, 13 head of hogs, two beds and furniture, six chairs, a cotton wheel, a chest, two pots and oven, six plates, four bowls, four basons, two dishes, set of cups and saucers, four mugs, tea kettle, six knives and forks, two dozen tablespoons, axe, hoe, mattock and two plows. Wit: Joel Yowel, J.P.

Book MMM p. 82 Deed dated Ga. 4 Jan 1814, rec. 1 April 1816, from Jacob Hollingsworth, Jr., and Thomas Hollingsworth of Franklin Co. to John Hollingsworth of aforesaid. In cons. of $500, conveys 250 ac. in Franklin Co. on south side of Leatherwood Crk., adj. Robert Williams, Jacob White, Jr., GROVES YARBROUGH, Dudley Jones, and a line run by said Williams and Samuel Boling. Signed "Jacob Hollingsworth, Th. Hollingsworth." Wit: Henry Hollingsworth, Timothy Terrell, J.P.

Book MMM p. 131 Deed dated Oglethorpe Co., Ga. 13 Aug. 1816, rec, 20 Sept. 1816, from Elizabeth Yarbrough (x) of aforesaid to GROVES YARBROUGH of Franklin Co. In cons. of $50, conveys 32 ac. in Franklin Co. on Middle Fork Broad Riv., adj. Stephen Chatham, James Martin, being a moiety or her part of 287 1/2 ac. granted to James Yarbrough, which she became entitled to at this death, as one of his legatees. Wit: Jack Lumpkin, Anna R. Lumpkin, Yelerton Thaxton, J. P.

Book HH p. 55 Relinquishment dated 9 Dec. 1816, rec. 19 Dec. 1816, from Jesse Bowden (x) of Jasper Co. Ga., one of the legatees of James Yarbrough deceased, to GROVES YARBROUGH, administrator of said James Yarbrough's estate. In cons. of $150, relinquishes his part of a tract on Middle Fork Broad Riv. belonging to heirs of said James Yarbrough, adj. Stephen Chatham. Wit: Edm's Strange, William W. Kennon, J.I.C.

Book B p. 12 Deed dated Ga. 17 Nov. 1817, rec. 16 Feb. 1820, from Edmund Strange of Franklin Co. to Asa Ayers of same. In cons. of $100, conveys 80 ac. in Franklin Co. on waters of Middle Fork Broad Riv, adj. Samuel Payne, Hayley, and a road leading from the Widow Martin's to the "Read Bank Ford" on the river. Wit: GROVES YARBROUGH, Jesse Ayers Sworn to by YARBROUGH before Clemonds Quillian, J.P. 16 Feb. 1820.

Book B p. 35 Deed dated Franklin Co. 12 March 1819, rec. 26 May 1820, from GROVES YARBROUGH to Stephen Chatham, both of aforesaid. In cons. of $300, conveys 15 ac. in Franklin Co. on north bank of Middle Fork Broad Riv., being part of land granted to James Yarbrough. Wit: James Yarbrough, B. Starrett. Sworn to by Benjamin Starret before Jno. E. Carson, J.I.C. 29 Feb. 1820

Book B p. 96-7 Deed dated Franklin Co. 12 March 1819, rec. 15 Jan 1822, from Stephen Chatham to GROVES YARBROUGH, both of aforesaid. In cons. of $300, conveys 30 ac. in Franklin Co. on Middle Broad Riv. adj. Ryan's survey, being part of land granted to Joseph Ryan. Wit. James Yarbrough B'n Starrett. Sworn to by Benjamin Starrett before John E. Carson, J.I.C. 29 Feb. 1820.

Book B p. 97 Deed dated Franklin Co. 12 May 1818, rec. 16 Jan 1822, from Joshua Yarbrough of Oglethorpe Co. Ga. to GROVES YARBROUGH of Franklin Co. In Cons. of $50, conveys 32 ac in Franklin Co. on Middle Fork Broad Riv., adj. Stephen Chatham and James Martin, being part of 287 1/2 ac. granted to JAMES YARBROUGH, to which said Joshua, as one of the heirs, became entitled at the death of James Yarbrough. Wit: T. M. Bragg, Stephen Chatham. Sworn to by Chataham before Jno. E. Carson, J.I.C. 29 (?) Feb. 1820

Book B p. 205 Deed dated Ga. 20 Aug. 1816, rec. 17 May 1824, from George Williamson of Oglethorpe Co. Ga. to Henry Hardin of Morgan Co. Ga. In cons. of $500, conveys 143 3/4 ac. in Franklin Co. on Middle Fork Broad Riv., now occupied by GROVES YARBROUGH, being one-half the land granted to James Yarbrough to which said Williamson became entitled at the death of said James Yarbrough, by Williamson's marriage to Susannah Yarbrough, having lawfully purchased and obtained the rights from Mary Patrick, John Yarbrough, Anderson Berry and Jeremiah Yarbrough, heirs of said James Yarbrough. Wit: W'm Lumpkin, Sr., Jack Lumpkin, Yelverton Taxton, J.P.

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HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE GEORGIA CHAPTERS DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 929.3758

p. 259 Jan. 3, 1813 - David Payne and GROVES YARBROUGH app.

admirs. of est. of James Yarbrough.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COURT OF ORDINARY MINUTES 1786-1813 WILLS

p. 145 The Honorable the court of Ordinary has met according to adjournment January the 3rd 1813 -

Present James Allen )

James Hooper ) ESqrs

John E. Carson )

Ordered that David Payne have letters of administration on the estate of Jas Yarbro the decd - upon his giving bond and security agreeable to law -

Ordered that GROVES YARBROUGH have letters of Administration on the estate of James Yarbrough Decd upon his giving Bond and Security agreeable to law -

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YARBROUGH & ALLIED FAMILIES Nelle M. Jenkins Vol 1, p. 56-8

Emelle, Alabama 1961-2

GROVES YARBROUGH and David Payne were administrators of the will of James Yarbrough. James Yarbrough died ca 1805 in Georgia [JAMES died intestate in 1792 - the family returned to Ga. to claim inheritance in 1805 - Dianne B.] and his known children were:

1. Charles - no history

2. a daughter who married Jess Bowden

3. GROVES married (1) Miss Chamblin; (2) Mrs. Martha Langston

4. a daughter who married Anderson Berry

5. Susannah who married George Williamson

6. Jeremiah

7. James

8. a daughter who married Mr. Patrick

9. John

...The land on which GROVES lived in Franklin Co., Ga. was part of (that)... allotted his father, James Yarbrough for Revolutionary War service...that James Yarbrough received 287 1/2 acres of land in Franklin County, Ga. for Revolutionary Services, Warrant 797, dated 17 September 1784 Lot 802. In Deed Book MMM, page 131 Franklin Co., Ga, dated 13 August 1816, recorded 30 September 1816, we find that Elizabeth Yarbrough, daughter of James Yarbrough granted to GROVES YARBROUGH, both of Franklin Co., Ga. for $50.00 32 acres of land, her part of the above 287 1/2 acres granted James Yarbrough...entitled at his death as one of his legal heirs. (Note by Nelle M. Jenkins - From the above indenture we assume that James Yarbrough, at the time of his death had 9 heirs, as we have listed already.)

[James Yarbrough of that day and time - and even a century after - did mention all their children in wills if they had already received a share of property - as perhaps was the case with GROVES who helped settle the estate of his father, who died intestate.]

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Book MMM page 131 1816 Franklin County, Georgia

State of Georgia This Indenture made this thirteenth day of Ogelthorpe County August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and sixteen, between Elizabeth Yarbrough of the county and State aforesaid of the one part & GROVES YARBROUGH of the County an State aforesaid of the other part; Witnesseth that the said Elizabeth Yarbrough hath for & in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to him in hand paid by the said GROVES YARBROUGH bargained sold releases conveys and confirmed unto him the said GROVES YARBROUGH a certain tract piece parcel or moiety of land situate lying and being in the county of Franklin and State aforesaid on the middle prong of Broad River adjoining lands of Stephen Chatham and James Martin, containing thirty two acres be the same more or less, it being her part, of a two hundred eighty seven and a half acres tract of land granted to James Yarbrough & to which she became entitled at his death as one of his legal heirs and the said Elizabeth Yarbrough doth by these presents warrant & forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid piece or parcel of land with all the rights members & appertances thereunto belonging or in anywise pertaining from herself, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns and all and every other person or persons whatsoever claim by or there unto him the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever In witness whereof she hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and date first above written. Signed sealed & delivered in presence of           Elizabeth X (her mark) Yarbrough SEAL

Jack Lumpkin

Anna R. Lumpkin

Yelverton Thaxton JP        Recorded 20th

September 1816

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Book HH p. 54-5 Franklin Co., Georgia 1816

This Indenture made the ninth day of Decr one thousand Eight hundred and sixteen between Jesse Bowden of the County of Jasper and GROVES YARBROUGH of the County of Franklin State of Georgia both planters Witnesseth; that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid, the receipts whereof are hereby acknowledged, hath bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH my part of a certain tract of Land Lying in Franklin County belonging to the heirs of James Yarbrough decd lying on the middle Fork of Broad River adjoining Stephen Chataham, to have and to hold the aforesaid premiss quietly and peaceably for his own proper use himself and heirs and I do hereby bind myself my heirs etc never to call on or Claim the same as legatees from the said GROVES YARBROUGH, or administrator signed sealed and delivered in presence of

Test Edmd Strange

William W. Kennon JIC 

Jesse X  (his mark) Bowden SEAL

Recorded 19th december 1816

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Book B page 96 1819 Franklin County, Georgia

Georgia This Indenture made this 12th day of March in Franklin County the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and nineteen Between Stephen Chatham of the one part and GROVES YARBROUGH of other part both of the State & County aforesaid witnesseth that the said Stephen Chatham for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred Dollars paid the rect herein acknowledged have granted bargained & sold and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto GROVES YARBROUGH all that Tract or parcel of land hereafter described beginning at a birch corner near the Bank of Middle Broad River running thence a direct line to a spanish Oak 3X thence a Direct Line with the course of the land until it strikes the back line of J. Ryans survey this with said Line W. to a Post Oak 3X thence N14 to 3x thence to a Pine 3x near the thence to the Beginning Birch the same being thirty acres more or less and being part of a tract originally granted to Joseph Ryan together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend the land and premises aforesaid unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs executors and administrators against the claim of any person whatsoever beginning the same or my part thereof witness my hand and seal the day first written signed in presence of

James Yarbrough, Jr.       Stephen Chatham SEAL

Bn Starrett

Georgia Personally came Benjamin Starrett before me Franklin County John Carson acting Justice of the Inferior Court and being duly sworn saith that he saw Stephen Chatham sign seal and Deliver this Deed of conveyance and that James Yarbrough was also a subscribing witness together with himself sworn to this 29th Feby 1821

John E. Carson JJC Recorded 15th January 1822 Bn Starrett

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Book B pages 96-7 1819 Franklin County, Georgia

State of Georgia Franklin County This Indenture made this the twenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen between Joshua Yarbrough of the county of Oglethorpe and situate aforesaid of the one part and GROVES YARBROUGH of the county of Franklin and State aforesaid of the this part witnesseth that the said Joshua Yarbrough hath for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars to him in hand paid as the said GROVES YARBROUGH bargained sold released conveyed and confirmed unto him the said GROVES YARBROUGH a certain tract parcel piece or moiety of land situate lying and being in the County of Franklin & State aforesaid on the middle prong of Broad River adjoining Lands of Stephen Chatham and James Martin containing Thirty two acres be the same more or less it being his part of a two hundred eighty seven & a half acre tract of land granted to James Yarbrough & to which he became intitled at his death as one of his legal heirs and the said Joshua Yarbrough doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid piece or parcel of land with all and singularly the right members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining from himself heirs executors administrators and assigns and all and every other person or persons whatsoever claim by or through him unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date first above written Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of

S.M. Bragg Joshua Yarbrough SEAL

Stephen Chatham

Georgia Personally came Stephen Chatham before me

Franklin County John E. Carson acting Justice of the Inferior

Court and being Duly saith that he saw Joshua Yarbrough Sign Seal and deliver this deed of conveyance and that T. W. Bragg was also a subscribing witness together with him self sworn to this 29th February 1820

Jno. E. Carson JIC Recorded Stephen Chatham

16th January 1822

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Book B pages 204-5 1824 Franklin County, Georgia

Georgia This Indenture made this twenth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and sixteen between George Williamson of the County of Oglethorpe and state aforesaid of the one part and Henry Hardin of the county of Morgan and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George Williamson hath for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand hath bargained and sold unto him the said Henry Hardin a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Franklin and state aforesaid in the middle fork of Broad River containing one hundred forty three and three fourths acres be the same more or less it being a part of the tract of land now occupied by GROVES YARBROUGH and the one half of two hundred Eighty seven and a half acres bounty of land granted to James Yarbrough to which the said George Williamson became entitled at the death of said James Yarbrough by his intermarriage with Susannah Yarbrough and having lawfully purchased and obtained at the rights Mary Patrick, John Yarbrough, Anderson Berry & Jeremiah Yarbrough heirs of said James Yarbrough and the said George Williamson doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the right and title of the aforesaid land unto him the said Henry Hardin from the claim or claims of the aforesaid himself his heirs his executor, administrators and assigns and all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming ? him and the said George Williamson doth by these presents make an ? quit claim for himself the before mentioned heirs and heirs and assigns forever and no further unto him the said Henry Hardin his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said George Williamson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and date first above written. Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of

Jack Lumpkin George Williamson SEAL

Wm. Lumpkin Jr.

Yalverton Thaxton JP    Recorded 17th May 1824

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Book ? pages 71-2 Franklin County, Georgia, 1833

State of Georgia This Indenture made the first day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two between Thomas Payne on the one part and GROVES YARBROUGH both of the county of Franklin and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Payne and GROVES YARBROUGH had made and to one David Rusler their certain promissory note bearing date the twelfth day of Sept 1832 whereby they the said Thomas and GROVES promised to pay to the said David Rusler or bearer the sum of Two Hundred dollars by the fifteenth day of Month current with Interest from the date thereof for value received now for the billing securing the payment of said note and for and in consideration of dollars to me in hand well and timely paid by Thomas Payne the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Thomas has granted bargained sold and released convey and confirm and by these presents do grant bargain sell release convey and confirm unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns all that tract of land situate lying and being in the said county of Franklin on the Middle fork of Broad River containing Two hundred and fifty acres more or less adjoining the said YARBROUGH and the said Thomas being the place whereon David Payne formally lived and where John H. Payne now lives Together with all and singular the rights members and appertaining as thereof whatsoever to the said tract of land being belonging or in every wise appertaining and remainder revisions unto and hereof and every part thereof To have and to hold the said tract of all and singular the premises and appertainces thereunto belonging as aforesaid unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns to the said only to the only proper use benefits and behoof of the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns forever and the said Thomas Payne and his heirs and assigns forever the said tract of land and premises aforesaid and every part thereof unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns against the said Thomas Payne and his heirs and all and every other person whomsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents provided never the less that if the same Thomas Payne his heirs Executors or Administrators shall pay or caused to be paid to the said David Rusler his heirs or assigns the sum of money promised to be when the same falls due and also all interest that may accrue on the same) the said GROVES YARBROUGH being only security for the payment of said note ascending to the just and true and affect of said doth and of these presents then as well this present indenture and the right of property therein conveyed as the said promissory note shall be null and void to all intents and purposes in witness whereof the said Thomas Payne has hereto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered         Thomas Payne SEAL

in the presents of

John H. Payne

Thomas King        Recorded 4th March 1833

 

State of Georgia

This Indenture made this first day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty Two Thomas Payne on the one part and GROVES YARBROUGH both of the county of Franklin and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Thomas Payne & GROVES YARBROUGH has made and delivered to one David Rusler their certain promissory note having date the twelfth day of September 1832 whereby they the said Thomas & GROVES promised to pay to the said David Rusler or heirs the sum of Two hundred dollars by the fifteenth day of March next with interest from the date thereof for value received now for the securing the payment of said note and for and in consideration of five dollars to me in hand well and truly paid by the said Thomas Payne the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Thomas has granted bargained convey and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns one Negro man named about twenty seven years old Together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances whosoever to the said negro being in buying or in anywise appertaining to have and to hold said negro aforesaid unto the said GROVES YARBROUGH his heirs and assigns against the said Thomas Payne and his heirs and all and any other persons whomsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents Provided never the less that if the said Thomas Payne his heirs Executors or administrators shall pay or cause to be paid to the said David Risler his heirs or assigns to sum of money aforesaid to be paid when the same falls due and also all Interest that may accrue then (the said GROVES bring the security to said note according to the just and and effect of said note and of these presents then as will this present Indenture and the rights of therein conveyed as the said promissory note shall be null and void to all intents & purposes In witness whereof the said Thomas Payne has hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written 

Thomas Payne SEAL

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

John H. Payne

Thos King

 

Georgia Personally appeared upon one Thomas King who Franklin County being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the within named Thomas Payne sign and seal the within Mortgage for the purposes therein mentioned and that he subscribed the same as witness and saw John H. Payne do as likewise sworn to & subscribed before me this 5th day of April 1833

Thos King

? Dean JSC Recorded 5th April 1835

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Book ? pages 182-3 Franklin County, Georgia 1855

GROVES YARBROUGH)

to ) Deed

Johnson Williams )

State of Georgia ) Franklin County )his Indenture made and entered into this Nineteenth Day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifty five between GROVES YARBROUGH of the one part and Johnson Williams of the other part both of the county and state aforesaid witnesseth that the said GROVES YARBROUGH for and in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid at and before the Signing Sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and conveyed and doth by these presents bargain sell and convey unto the said Johnson Williams his heirs and assignees all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county aforesaid on the Middle fork of Broad River it being a part of two Survey's originally granted to James Yarbrough the other to ? Ryan having such ? Neats and bounds as follows Beginning at a Willow Stake on the Bank of the River Thence S 55 W 4 Chs 25 links to a stake thence S 46 p W 6 Chs 60 Links to a fawlen Spanish Oak thence S 18.45 W 29 ch 50 links to a pine Knot state on Ryans old line thence N88W36 chs along Reans line to P.O.x Thence N60 E29Chs 50 links to a pine stump thence along the old bounty line N64pW30 ch to a pine thence North 56E45chs to a pine thense S33pE23Chs 50 links to a stake at the head of the ditch in lew of a sweet gum agreed on by the aparties thense down the center of said ditchS.41.W10 chs to a willow Thense S.40.W.3 chs 90 links to a bush on the north bank of said River thence down the meanderings of  the river to the beginning containing two hundred acres be the same more or less to have and to hold said tract or parcel of land unto him the said Johnson Williams his heirs and assigns together with all the rights members and appurtenances thereof to the same in any manner belonging to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever in and the said GROVES YARBROUGH for him self his heirs executors and administrators the said bargained premises unto the said Johnson Williams his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend the right and title there of against themselves and against the claims of all other persons whatsoever in witness whereof the said GROVES YARBROUGH hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of us             GROVES YARBROUGH SEAL

Ollin F. Jackson

Isaac B. Lawrence JP Recorded 20th Feby 1855

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Will Book ? page 141-3 Franklin County, Georgia 1857

State of Georgia November the 13 1857

Franklin County In the name of God Amen, I GROVES YARBROUGH of the State and County aforesaid being weak in body but of strong and disposing mind and memory do will and bequeath as follows. 1st. It is my will that my soul and Body return to God who gave it. 2nd. It is my will that out of my property all my just debts be paid. 3rd. It is my will that after my debts are paid, my beloved wife MARTHA YARBROUGH have all my property to dispose of as she chooses. 4th. I hereby appoint James S. Gillispie my Executor to carry out the provisions of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.Signed sealed in his

presence of          GROVES X YARBROUGH SEAL

David H. Payne mark

Milton N. Gillispie

James M. Carson

Georgia Court of Ordinary

Franklin County December Term 1857

Personally appeared in open court this day

James S. Gillispie Executor of the last will and testament of GROVES YARBROUGH late of said County Deceased and two of the witnesses of said will, to wit. James M. Carson and Milton N. Gillispie, which witness, being duly sworn depose and say that they saw GROVES YARBROUGH, the testator sign, seal, declare and publish the instrument not presented as his last will and testament, freely voluntarily and of his own accord, without any compulsion or influence whatever, that at the time of the Execution of the said will said testator had or sound and disposing mind and memory that deponets signed said will and witnesses in the presence of the Testator and at his special instance and request and in the presence of each other and saw David H. Payne the other subscribing witness to said will do so likewise sworn to and subscribe in open court this 7th day of December 1857 James M. Carson

Milton H. Gillispie

John G. York Ordinary

 

I James S. Gillispie, do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will and testament of the within named GROVES YARBROUGH deceased so far as I know or believe; and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the contained in the said will as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto defend and the sworn charge me; And that I will make a true and perfect Inventory of all such goods and chattels, so help me God: Sworn to & subscribed in open court this 7th day of December 1857 James S. Gillispie

John G. York Ordinary

  

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