Booher to Medaris: 

Adair County Deed Book G, pp. 189-90

(Some punctuation added for clarity.)


This indenture made and entered into this twenty fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight between John Booher of Adair County Kentucky of the first part & Lydia Medaris of the county & state aforesaid of the second part, Witnesseth that the said John Booher for and in consideration of the love and affection he bears to the said Lydia Medaris of the second part and for other good & valuable considerations doth by these presents give, bargain and sell unto his daughter Lydia Medaris of the second part a certain mulatto girl slave named Liller, about ten years of age, to have & to hold the aforesaid mulatto girl slave as above named and allotted during her natural life & it is further understood that at the expiration of her natural life, that then the said slave & the increase of said slave if any then shall be divided among the children of their mother who had a life estate in said slave in fee simple. In testimony whereof I have this day hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the day and year first above written.

/s/ John Booker


Commonwealth of Kentucky}

Adair County                       } Sct


I, John W. Garnett, Deputy for William Caldwell, Clerk of the County Court of the County of aforesaid do certify that on this day this deed of gift from John Booher to Lydia Medaris was produced to me in my office by the [word 'said' marked out] grantor & acknowledged by the afs'd John Booher to be his act & deed & consented that it might be recorded whereupon the said deed together with the foregoing certificate hath been duely admitted to record my office. Given under my hand this 25th day of October 1828.

/s/ J.W. Garnett, D. Clk