Green and Peter Pryor - Land Records

Green and Peter Pryor were probably born in Pittsylvania Co., VA and settled in Williamson Co., TN before purchasing land in 1818 in Claiborne Co., MS and in St. Louis Co., MO.

Library of Congress, 1836 Bill (re 1818 Claiborne Co. land) offsite link
St. Louis, MO 1818 Deed
Notice in 1823 Missouri Republican
Green and Peter Pryor History

Transcribed and submitted to website by Dee Dee Rypka

St. Louis County Deeds, Volume F, page 54.

To all who shall see these presents greetings. Know ye that we Peter and Green Pryor of the County of Williamson and State of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred twenty seven Dollars fifty cents, to us in hand paid by Lidia Hensley widow of Davis Hensley and George C. Thompson of the Township of Labrid, county of Saint Louis and Missouri territory, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and thereof of every part and parcel thereof we do hereby exhonerate and discharge them the said Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley and George C. Thompson, their heirs and assigns for ever, have granted, bargained, sold and do by these presents, grant, bargain and sell unto the said Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley and George C. Thompson, their heirs or assigns for ever all the right and interest that we have to a certain tract of land lying, being and situate on the south side of the Missouri river in the Bonhomme Bottom, Bonhome Township, County and territory aforesaid which land was confirmed to Davis Hensley, Dec'd. To have and to hold the said bargained premises to them the said Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley and George C. Thompson their heirs and assigns for ever. Nevertheless, this Deed upon this condition, whereas the said Peter and Green Prior have this day made their certain notes of hand for the judgment of the sum of four hundred and sixty three Dollars and seventy-five cents, good and lawful money of the United States by the fifth Day of June one thousand eighteen hundred and eighteen to Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley and George Thompson on order. Now if the said Peter and green Prior, their heirs, executors, administrators shall pay or cause to be paid to the said Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley and George C. Thompson, their heirs, heirs [sic] executors or assigns the full sum of aforesaid on or before the fifth Day of June one thousand eighteen hundred and eighteen then this Deed to be void and other wise if the said Peter and Green Pryor their heirs executors or administrators shall fail or neglect to pay the said sum of four hundred and sixty-three Dollars seventy five cents to the above named Hensley & Thompson, their heirs and assigns or certain attorneys on or before the said fifth Day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, then the said Lidia Hensley, Hensley [sic], John Hensley, William Hensley & George C. Hensley [sic] their heirs, heirs [sic] assigns or certain attorneys shall and may on the tenth Day of June expose to sale at the Court House Door in the Town of St. Louis for ready pay the said bargained premises and the same shall be sold to the highest bidder and the said Lidia Hensley, John Hensley, William Hensley, & George C. Thompson their heirs, assigns, or certain attorneys are hereby authorized and empowered to ? a lawful Deed of the same, in the name of the said Peter & Green Pryor as fully as the said Peter & Green Prior can personally Do and the same shall be binding, and if the same premises shall sell for ? then the sum of four hundred and sixty three Dollars and seventy five cents then the over-plus is to be returned to the said Peter & Green Pryor, if for less then the said sum the said Peter & Green Prior shall alwaist? liable to pay the balance. The witness we have hereunto set our hands & seals this the fourth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

Peter Pryor seal

Green Pryor seal

St. Louis Deeds, Volume F, page 117

Know all men by these presents that we Lydia Hensley, widow to Davis Hensley, Dec'd. John Hensley and my wife Fanny and William Hensley and my wife Nancy and George Thompson and my wife Sally of the territory of Missouri & County of St. Louis for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred & twenty seven Dollars & fifty cents to us in hand paid by Peter & Green Pryor, the receipt whereof we Do acknowledge and every part & parcel thereof we Do ? discharge them their heirs & assigns forever have granted, bargained & sold & Do by these presents grant bargain & sell all our right & title ? & interest that we have or ever can have in or to one certain tract of land lying & being in ? Bonhomme Bottom in the County of St. Louis & territory aforesaid which land was claimed by Davis Hensley, Deceased & by virtue of a commission granted to him by the Spanish government which we came to by heirship and Dowr [sic] which land have granted, bargained Y sold with all its advantages & all its appertainances excepting the above named Lydia Hensley & she only sells five sevenths of her third which which [sic] she obtained by Dower to them their heirs & assigns for ever & Do warrant & Defend the said granted land to them their assigns for as our heirs & assigns and all other persons right-fully claiming in by or through us. In Testimoney [sic] whereof we have set our hands & seals this third Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixteen.

Lydia Hensley seal

John Hensley seal

Fanny x Hensley seal

William Hensley seal

Nancy Hensley seal

George Thompson seal

Sally x Thompson

Signed ? & delivered in the presence of

James Legant? Kegan?

Davis x Thompson

Andrew Reed

St. Louis Deeds, Volume F, page 118

(Abstract) I David Caldwell & Nancy my wife of the territory of Missouri & County of St. Louis have . . . sold to Peter & Green Pryor all our part to our seventh of 500 arpens of real estate of Davis Hensley, Deceased lying in Bonhomme bottom . . . devolving to us as being lawful heirs . . . for $192.50.

Signed David Caldwell

Nancy x Caldwell

Test: Jam. Kibler (Hibler?)

Andn. Kinkaid

Recorded 15 Nov 1816


newspaper 23 April 1823:

Misters Green Pryor, Peter Pryor, John Hensley, Wm. Hensley, Francis Hensley, Willis Hensley, David Caldwell and Nancy Caldwell, late Nancy Hensley wife of said David; George Thompson and Sally Thompson, late Sally Hensley, wife of George; Henry Johns and Polly Johns, late Polly Hensley, wife of the said Henry, take notice that on 9 June next we will apply to partition of a certain tract of land lying in the county of St. Louis & township of Bohomme whereof Davis Hensley, the father of above and also Nelly Hensley, now Nelly Beauchamp, died seized of 500 arpens.



 

 

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