My 3rd great-grandparents, Jordan and Angelina Payne Morris sold property in 1849 to Elisha S Kirksey.My hunch is that Elisha Kirksey was related some way or another to at least one of the selling parties. Does anyone know of any connection of Mr Kirksey to the the Payne or Morris families of that part of GA (Henry, Baldwin, Monroe, Butts, Jasper Co)
This a partial transcription; This indenture made this eighth day of January Eighteen hundred and forty-eight between Alston H Payne, Abner B Payne John H Payne of Pickens County & State of Alabama and Jordan Morris of Butts County and State of Georgia on the one part and Elisha S Kirksey of the County of Jasper in Said State of the other part, witnesseth that the said Alston H Payne, Abner B Payne John H Payne and Jordan Morris in and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Dollars to them in hand paid at and before the delivery of these presents, do bargain, sell and convey unto the said Elisha Kirksey a certain piece of land lying in Jasper County, know and distinguished as the southwest fourth part of lot of land (no 164)... in the seventeenth district of formerly Baldwin, now Jasper County... formerly the RESIDENCE OF OUR FATHER, WILLIAM PAYNE, DECEASED,.....
Signed Alston H Payne (attor for AB Payne) John H Payne Jourdan Morris
Witnesses: James S Morris Catherine Morris Jas B Tomlinson, JP