This deed ties together at least three generations of Darnells in Rabun County, from Harrison Darnell to his children to many of his grandchildren.
Source: Rabun County, Georgia, Deed Record B-2: 379-80; Clerk of the Superior Court, Clayton.
Please note that I’ve only transcribed the indenture itself. There were other supporting documents recorded after that, many of which gave the physical localities of Harrison’s descendants.
This indenture, made this 15th day of June, 1921, between Rosetta Darnell, George Darnell, Lizzie Wright, Zonie Darnell, Stella Darnell, Marie Darnell, being all the heirs at law of Billie Darnell, deceased who was an heir at law of Wm. Darnell. John Darnell, George W. Darnell, Sallie Hopper. All of the above being heirs of Wm. Darnell deceased.
J. V. Williams, A. Q. Williams, Florence Norton, Nannie Scruggs, Mary Williams, Columbus Williams, Bertha Williams, Ora Williams, Bass Brown, Anna Brown and Mary Brown being all the heirs at law of Nancy Williams deceased.
Lula Boyd and Lester Trusty being all the heirs at law of Sallie Trusty, deceased.
L. D. Garland, Nannie Hopper, May Hopper, Carie Strickland and Rush Garland being all the heirs at law of Francis Garland.
A. A. Darnell and Gennittie Daily, all of the above and foregoing named grantors being all of the heirs at law of Harrison Darnell, deceased of the first part, and M. B. Darnell, of the county of Rabun of the second part:
WITNESSETH: That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of a settlement of the estate of the said Harrison Darnell and in fulfillment of an agreement between all the heirs of the said Harrison Darnell, deceased by which all of his property was divided among his heirs in kind and for the further sum of one dollar in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold, and by these presents do remain, release and forever quit claim to the said M. B. Darnell, his heirs and assigns, all the rights, title, interest, claim or demand the said parties of the first part have or may have had in and to the following described land, to wit: Beginning at a chestnut pole bridge on the conditional line between lands of M. B. Darnell and J. V. Williams in land lot No. 179 in the 2nd land District of said Rabun County, Ga.; thence in a Northwesterly direction to a stake on the ridge on the conditional line between said Darnell and Williams; South West to a hickory in conditional line between said M. B. Darnell and J. V. Williams in land lot No. 180 in the 2nd Land District of Rabun County, Ga.; thence North west along an old fence row to a stake in the conditional line between M. B. Darnell and J. V. Williams; thence Southwest to the top of the Patterson Mountain, running along a marked line; thence a west course along a marked line between lands of M. B. Darnell and Julian Field to the original line between land lots Nos. 180 and 181 in the 2nd Land District; thence South to the original corner; thence East to a stake in the line between lands of M. B. Darnell and A. A. Darnell; thence with said line in a Northeasterly direction to Betty’s Creek; thence down said Creek to the beginning corner. Containing One Hundred Acres more or less. The same being a part of land lots Nos. 179 and 180 in the 2nd Land District of Rabun County, Ga. with all the rights, members and appurtenances to the said parties of the first part in anywise appertaining or belonging.
To have and to hold the said tract of land so that neither the first above named grantors nor their heirs nor any other person or persons claiming under them shall at any time, by any means, or ways, have, claim or demand any right or title to the aforesaid land, or its appurtenances, or any rights thereof.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part named herein above have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals, on the day and year first above named.
Witness J. V. his x mark Williams Lex Darnell, Joe Beasley A. A. Darnell Lex Darnell, Joe Beasley L. D. Garland Jasper Shope Rush Garland Carrie Strickland Anna Brown Mary Williams Mary Brown Bertha Williams M. G. her x mark Dailey Ora Williams Mrs. J. J. Ramey Florence Norton M. R. Darnell Nannie Hopper Marie Darnell C. L. Williams Mrs. Stella Enloe C. B. Brown John Darnell
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Georgia, Rabun County.
Personally before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, came Lex Darnell, who on oath says, that he saw C. B. Brown, Anna Brown, Mary Brown, M. G. Dailey, Mrs. J. J. Ramey[,] M. R. Darnell, Marie Darnell, Mrs[,] Stella Enloe, John Darnell, J. V. Williams, A. A. Darnell, L. D. Garland, Rush Garland, Carie Strickland, Mary Williams, Bertha Williams, Ora Williams, Florence Norton, Nannie Hopper and C. L. Williams sign seal and deliver the within deed for the purpose therein mentioned, and that deponent subscribed the same as a witness in Presence of said named parties and that he saw Joe Beasley and Jasper Shope do so likewise[.]
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 29th day of August, 1921.
M. H. James J. P.
Recorded the 24th, day of September, 1921. V. A. Green Clerk S. C.