I keep checking the Floyd forum hoping to find someone related to Richard Floyd of Rutherford County, Tennessee, but to date have found no one.I am sharing this bond because of the similarity in names to several Floyd/Lanier forum entries.The only interest I have in the Floyd line is that he married Lucinda Hutchison - and Hutchison is my husband's maternal line.
Rutherford County, TN, Deed Book Q, pages 233-234 No. 205 - Richard Floyd and Robert Sander - Bond - Thomas L. Floyd & others.
Know all men by these presents that we Richard Floyd & Robert Sanders both of the County of Rutherford & State of Tennessee are hereby held & firmly bound unto Thomas L. Floyd, Catherine A. Floyd, Elizabeth Floyd, Polly A. Floyd, Sally Floyd & Josiah W. Floyd, their heirs, executors &c by these presents firmly, signed with our hands & sealed with our seals this 27th day of December 1824.
The condition of the foregoing bond are such that whereas Drury Floyd from a conviction of its propriety and a wish to comply with the request of his deceased wife Elizabeth and the will of her father Lemual Lanier has made sale of certain Negroes, to wit - Beck, Joe, Alexander & Omy, and has had the notes to the amount of Seventeen hundred & thirtyeight dollars taken in the name of said Richard Floyd.Now if the said Richard Floyd do well and truly pay over to the aforenamed legatees or distributors their equitable parts when collected and as they severally are of age with such lawful interest as may accrue on the money put out for the minors after collected in the usal mode in behalf of and pay over to Robert Sanders in behalf of his wife Lucinda Sanders, formerly Lucinda Floyd, her equitable part after deducting his said Richard Floy's equitable share of said money, he having also paid Wilson Yardell sixty dollars, his bill for attendance on the said Elizabeth Floyd, wife of said Drury on her last illness and the family from 1833 and also paying twenty dollars extra to the aforenamed distributors Polly Floyd, Elizabeth Floyd & Sally & Josiah W. Floyd, then the foregoing obligation shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and virtue.Signed with our hand and sealed with our seals the day and date above written. Test. John Joice-----------------Richard Floyd (Seal) John Belk------------------Robert (his mark) Sanders (Seal)
State of Tennessee-----)County Court, January Term 1825 Rutherford County------)The execution of the foregoing bond from Richard Floyd & Robert Sanders to Thomas L. Floyd, Catharine A. Floyd, Elixabeth Floyd, Polly Floyd, Elizabeth Floyd, Sally Floyd and Josiah W. Flyd was duly acknowledged in open court at the above term by the said Richard & Robert to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned and ordered to be certified for registration Feby4th, 1825.Registered March 3rd, 1825. ---------------------------John R. Laughlin, Clk.