The second deed indicates that THOMAS RIDDLE had a land grant in Bledsoe Co Tennessee April 11, 1815, numbered 3358.
THOMAS RIDDLE married 2nd to DELILAH BURKS, and eventually moved near Cleveland, Bradley Co Tennessee, where he died in 1859.
Bledsoe Co Tennessee Register of Deeds, Vol D page 336:
Heirs of JOHN ANDERSON decd to THOMAS RIDLE (RIDDLE)
Whereas JOHN ANDERSON now deceased executed to THOMAS RIDLE his bond for a warrant deed for sixty four acres and 26 poles of land in Bledsoe County bearing date 24th of February 1812 Nomi; This indenture made this 22nd day of August 1826 between JAMES LOYD, Guardian for the kin of said ANDERSON, decd, of the County of Bledsoe and State of Tennessee of the one part, and THOMAS RIDLE of the County & State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the JAMES LOYD guardian hath granted, bargained and sold unto THOMAS RIDLE in Compliance of said land sixty four acres and 26 poles at the price of three dollars per acre in property, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, hath granted bargain (illegible) and confirm until the said THOMAS RIDLE his heirs and assigns forever the land that was to be conveyed by said bond, lying in Bledsoe County, beginning at a white oak on the point of a ridge on a rock jut of the mountain, westward from where JAMES IGO now lives; thence N 15 E 46 poles to a stake at a cross fence, thence along said fence N 43 W 33 poles to a walnut; thence N 50 W 67 poles to a stake in a field, thence N 41 poles to a black (oak?), then south 70 E 126 poles to a white oak, then south 110 poles to a black oak, then west 58 1/2 poles to the beginning, wth the appurtinances and all the right title or interest of him the said JOHN ANDERSON deceased, in or or to the said above described land, to hav and to hold the same forever, and the said JAMES LOYD and the heirs of said JOHN ANDERSON will warrant and forever defend the before mentioned land against the Claim or Claims of all person whomsoever claim in presence of witnesses, WILLIAM McDONNAUGH, ANDREW McDONNAUGH. Signed JAMES LOYD, Guardian for the Heirs of JOHN ANDERSON, decd.
Bledsoe County Tennessee Register of Deeds Vol D page 327:
THOMAS RIDDLE to ROBERT SHOEMAKE
This Indenture made this 11th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, between THOMAS RIDDLE of the one part and ROBERT SHOEMAKE of the other part, both of the County of Bledsoe and State of Tennessee. Witnesseth that the said THOMAS RIDLE hath this day bargained and sold unto ROBERT SHOEMAKE two tracts of land in Bledsoe County for the sum of Four hundred and eighty five dollars, the Receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and in compliance with a hand bearing date 22nd Aug 1826 bounded and described as follows, viz: the first tract begining at a white oak, a corner to JAMES LOYD's land, running north 15 east along said LOYD's line; 46 poles to stake at the cross fence, three N 43 W 33 poles to a walnut on JAMES LOYD's line thence north 50 west 67 poles to a stake, another corner to LOYD, then north 41 poles to a black oak; a corner to WILLIAM ANDERSON, then south 70 east along ANDERSON's line, 126 poles to a white oak, then south 110 poles to a black oak, then west 58 1/2 poles to the beginning, making sixty four acres (illegible); and also another tract nine acres adjoining the above described tract, bounded & C beginning by a branch at white oak in a line of the above land thence east 27 poles to a chestnut, north fifty four poles to two small black oaks, then west 27 poles to stake in the line of the first described tract, then north along said line fifty four to the beginning, which tract of land was granted unto said RIDEL the 11th day of April 1815, No of Grant 3358, and the said RIDEL doth hereby convey unto the said ROBERT SHOEMAKE both the above tracts of land unto him, and his heirs and assigns forever, and also the benefit of said land clear of incumberance, and the said RIDEL doth forever warrant and defend the title of the above land unto SHOEMAKE and his heirs and assigns forever both in law and equity against the lawful claim of any person whatsoever. Signed and sealed in presence of witnesses : JAMES LOYD Jr HUGH LAMB Jr signed THOMAS (his X mark) RIDEL
Recorded May 7th 1829
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