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Information taken from land and will records
Shirley Hornbeck's this and that
NAMES:
Abram ---   Abraham
Mary -----   Polly
Mary -----   Sarah
Elizabeth - Betsy - Betty - Eliza
Winefred - Winny
Margaret - Peggy

Martha Henry was called Patsy.  
Why I do not know. But she was
the dau of Patrick Henry and Sarah
Shelton and was called Patsy all
the time.
  supplied by G. Fuller
Descriptions used in land records
to identify and measure land:
poles        -- a unit of measure
equal to one rod in linear measure

chains      -- The chain in general
use is Gunter's chain, which has
100 links, each 7.92 inches in
length, making the total length of
the chain 66 feet or 4 rods

perches   -- a measure of length,
equal to 5 1/2 yards - one rod

metes & bounds    --  Metes and
bounds is a system or method of
describing land, real property (in
contrast to personal property) or
real estate. The system has been
used in England for many
centuries, and is still used there in
the definition of general
boundaries. By custom, it was
applied in the original Thirteen
Colonies that became the United
States, and in many other land
jurisdictions based on English
common law.[

This definition came from
Wikipedia.

supplied by B. Vaughan, CA.
TREES USED IN IDENTIFYING LAND
BOUNDARIES:
Maple
Hackberry
Dogwood
Cherry
Lynn
Sugartree
Ironwood
Hornbeam
Ash
Oak
Bettywood
WORDS USED IN LAND RECORDS:
appurtenances - in law, such
buildings, rights, and improvements
as belong to a house or to land

behoof - that which is advantageous;
profit; benefit; interest; behalf

enfeoff - in law, to invest with an
estate held in fee.
2. to surrender or give up

hereditaments - in law, any kind of
property that can be inherited
appurtenances

indenture - in law, a deed or written
agreement between two parties: a
contract binding one person to work
for another for a given length of time

reversions - in law, the right of
succession, future possession, or
enjoyment
the return of an estate to a grantor
and his heirs after the period of
grant is over
Fayette County, Kentucky records sent to
me by a client:
In 1803, the county clerk's home in Fayette
Co burned.  He kept the records at his
home, so those that have been filmed
really were "plucked from the flames".  I've
looked at a couple of those films - deeds -
and was actually able to extract enough to
locate one of my husband's ancestors and
his neighbors.  Some of these pages were
obviously burned on the edges.

http://www.fayettecountyclerk.com/web/landrecords/genealogyresearch.htm

                                        Kay H.