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Monday, November 30, 2015

C. B. and Willie F. Sharp Property Sale to W.P. Washer, Livingston Co., Ky., 1889

On 29 April 1889, C. B. Sharp and his wife, Willie F. Sharp, sold Lot 45 in Carrsville, Livingston County, Kentucky, to W.P. Washer, also of Livingston County, Kentucky, for $160.1 A transcription of the deed follows the image.

[MS page 283]
C. B. SharpFor the consideration of One Hundred and Sixty Dollars
We C.B. Sharp and Willie F. Sharp (wife of C.B. Sharp) have
the following described
To / Deedsold, and by these presents, convey unto W.P. Washer ^ Lot or
parcel of land, lying in Carrsville Livingston County,
W.P. WasherKentucky: Lot No. 45, as shown on plat of said town
with all the appurtenances thereon. To have and to hold
said land, and all the improvements thereon, to the said
party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, with
covenant of General Warranty. In testimony whereof, I togeth-
er with Willie F. Sharp my wife aforesaid who relinquishes
all her right of dower and homestead in said lands,
hereunto sign our names, this 29th day of April, 1889.
C.B. Sharp (seal)
Willie F. Sharp (seal)
ExaminedState of Kentucky}
Livingston County }
I J.N. Clemens Notary Public, for said County,
certify that the foregoing Deed to W.P. Washer was on
the first day of May 1889, acknowledged before me by
C.B. Sharp & Willie F. Sharp his wife to be their act and
deed. Given under my hand this first day of May 1889.
(seal) J.N. Clemens
Notary Public
State of Kentucky} Sct.
County of Livingston }       I   J. M. Worten, Clerk of the
County Court for the County and State aforesaid certify that

[MS page 284]
the foregoing Deed to W.P. Washer was this day produced to
me in my office and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon
I have truly recorded it, the foregoing and this certificate
in my said office. Given under my hand this 6th day
of May 1889. J.M. Worten Clerk

Commentary:

This property was originally purchased by Charles from his mother on 22 November 1888.2 The sale of Carrsville lot 45 occurred a little over five months later. The property remained "in the family" because W.P. Washer, married to Ida B. Washer, was Charles's brother-in-law.
The grantors for this deed include both Charles and his wife Willie: "We C.B. Sharp and Willie F. Sharp (wife of C.B. Sharp)." Charles's wife had to be named because she needed to relinquish her right of dower, as stated: "I together with Willie F. Sharp my wife aforesaid who relinquishes all her right of dower and homestead in said lands." This provides another instance where Charles names his earlier wife. Recall that Charles marries Bertie Gregory on 2 May 1895 in Forsyth, Missouri.3


1. Livingston County, Kentucky, Deed Book 16: 283-284, C. B. and Willie F. Sharp to W.P. Washer, 29 April 1889; recorded, 6 May 1889; County Clerk, Smithland.
2. Livingston County, Kentucky, Deed Book 16: 151, Delila Sharp to C. B. Sharp, 22 November 1888; recorded, 23 November 1888; County Clerk, Smithland. [See blog post: Delila Sharp Property Sale to C. B. Sharp, Livingston Co., Ky., 1888.]
3. Taney County, Missouri, Marriage Licenses, Book 2: 152B, C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 2 May 1895, marriage license and certification; Taney County Recorder, Forsyth. [See blog post: Wedding Wednesday - C.B. Sharpe and Bertie Gregory, 1895.]