Deed Book D2, P. 369, Thomas County, Georgia which pertains to Gadsden County, Florida residents.
State of Georgia, Thomas County
This Indenture made the eight day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five in the Seventeenth year of the Independence of the United States of America, between Appling Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham formerly and before her intermarriage with the said Appling Worsham, Elizabeth Strickland of the County of Thomas, of the one part and James J. Vickers of the County of Thomas of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Appling Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars in hand paid at and before sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained ,sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed and doth by these present grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm unto the said James J. Vickers his heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the twenty third district of originally Early now Thomas County being the West End of Lot of land number six in said district being one hundred and sixty six and two thirds acres of said lot number six, the same being assigned and laid off as the dower and thirds of the said Elizabeth Worsham during her widowhood and while she was the widow and relict of John Strickland, deceased, being then Elizabeth Strickland widow as aforesaid at the time said dower was laid off, to have and to hold said bargained premises with all and singular the rights,______, and appurtenances thereunto appertaining to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said James J. Vickers, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in fee simple, and the said Appling Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham the said bargained premises unto the said James J. Vickers, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against the said Appling Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham their heirs, executors and administrators and against all and every other persons or persons shall and will warrant and forever defend by virtue of these presents.
In witness whereof the said Appling Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals and delivered these presents the day and year first above written.
Appling Worsham (Seal)
Elizabeth Worsham (Seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us, the dates altered before assigned as may be seen above.
Martin Chester, John C. Browning, J. P.
Note: Thomas County Georgia Marriage
Mrs. Elizabeth Strickland m. 5 Aug. 1840 Appling Worsham
1850 Gadsden Census-7th Dist.-Concord
Appling Wisham (Worsham ?) 50Va
John Strickland35 Ga
James M.16 “
Henry C. 8 Fl
Joseph 5 “
Jesse 3 “
Mary L. 1 “
Gadsden County Deed Book C, p. 124 Feb. 9, 1871
Elizabeth Washam to Mary Strickland-SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 17
T3NR1W, 40 acres
Some records pertaining to this family:
Thomas Co. Ga. 12-1845 James Vickers, Admr of estate of John Strickland, dec’d, for Sarah and John Strickland, minors
1847 James Vickers guardian of Abigail Strickland, minor of John Strickland
1848 James Vickers, guardian of Abel, Elizabeth and John, minors of John Strickland
Decatur County, Ga
Administrator’s Bond 1848
Stephen M. Chester, guardian of Abel, Elizabeth and John Strickland, orphans of John Strickland
On bond: Stephen M. Chester, William Chester, Samuel Cooper
Decatur County, Ga Deed Book H p.156, 24 Jan 1852 (Extract)
On 7-2-1852 Stephen M. Chester, guardian of Abel Strickland, s/o
John Strickland, dec’d, paid to Abel Strickland $336 in full right, title, interest, property claim or demand on estate of his father John Strickland, deceased.
Witnesses: Nancy Chester, William Chester, J. P.
Decatur Co., Ga Deed Book D, p. 398-399 (Extract)
Abel Chester, Sr, deceased by 10-9-1838
daughters: Sarah Chester w/o William Justice
Abigail Chester w/o Thomas E. Johnson
Elizabeth Chester w/o John Strickland