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Deeds Identifying Miller Heirs

I’m trying to figure out whether the Isaac Crawford and wife Nancy of Jefferson County, Indiana are the Isaac Crawford who married Nancy Miller in Garrard County, Kentucky. Thus, I’m tracking the transfer of land by heirs of Jacob Miller, Nancy Miller’s father.

In May 1840, James and John Crawford were identified as sons of Isaac Crawford when they sold their 1/6th of 1/11th of Jacob Miller’s land to William Duff. Going back through the deeds, I have identified three other deeds where protions of Jacob Miller’s land was sold to William Duff. Two of those deeds also involve heirs of Isaac Crawford.

Aristippus Brown to William Duff — 2 May 1840

Garrard County Kentucky
Land and Property

Deeds, Vols. N-O 1838-1843
FamilySearch Film 183247 DGS 8568105

Book N
Page 396

No. 1381
Aristippus Brown [sc] to William W Duff

Deed
This Indenture made and entered into this 2nd day of May in the
year 1840 between Aristippus Brown and Elizabeth Brown his
wife, late Elizabeth Crawford, daughter of Isaac Crawford son
in law of Jacob Miller decd of the County of Clinton and State of
Missour, by James Crawford their attorney in fact of and part
and William W Duff of Garrard County and State of Kentucky
of the other part, witnesseth taht the said James Crawford attorny
as afsd for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five dollar
rs to him in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledg
ed has sold and by these presents conveys to the said Duff, all

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the right, title and interest of the said Brown and wife in
and to a tract of 197 1/2 acres of land, lying in Garrard Co Ky
on the waters of Paint Lick, and being the same on which
their ancestor Jacobe Miller died, and from whom said Interest
descended, being the one sixth of one eleventh part of said land
supposed to be a fraction over three acres to the said Duff
his heirs [jc]
And the said Brown and Elizabeth his wife, by their said
attorney James Crawford by these presents covenant and agree
to and with said Duff that they will warrant and forever def
end the title to the Interest aforesaid free adn discharged of
all right Interest claim or demand of themselves their heirs
or assigns and from the claim or claims of all and every other
person or persons, whatever to said Duff, his heirs [jc] absolutely
In testimony whereof the said parties of the first part 
by their aforesaid attorney have hereunto set their hands and affix
ed their seals the date afsd
Aristipus Brown (seal)
Elizabeth Brown (seal)
by James A Crawford (seal)
State of Kentucky
Garrard County
I certify that this deed from Aristippus
Brown and Elizabeth Brown his wife, by James A. Crawford
their attorney to William W. Duff was produced to me in my
office on the 2nd day of May 1840 and acnd by the said
James A. Crawford attorney as afsd to be his act and deed
for the purposes therein mentioned.
Whereupon the said deed together with this certificate
is truly recorded, this 2nd day of May 1840.
Alex R McKee ck

George W Crawford to W Wo Duff  – 6 Nov 1844
Garrard County KentuckyLand and Property
Deeds, Vols. P-Q 1843-1859FamilySearch Film 183248 DGS 8568106
Book Ppage 253

No 2489 George W Crawford to W W DuffDeed
For and in consideration of the sum of $75.00 to me paid thereceipt of which I acknowledge I George W Crawford of Garrard CountyKentucky have sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents do sell alien andconvey unto William W. Duff of the County and State afsd all the right titleinterest and claim I hold in a tract of 197 1/2 acres of land lying n theCounty afsd on the waters of Paint Lick Creek and being the same on which my ancestor Jacob Miller decd was from whence said interest descendedbeing the one sixth of one eleventh supposed to be three acres to the saidWilliam W Duff his heirs and assigns forever and I do by these presentscovenant and agree to [?] with said Duff to warrant and forever defendthe title to the interest afsd free from the claim of myself my heirs etcand from the claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever to thesaid William W Duff his heirs [sc] absolutely and forever.In testimony whereof I the said George W Crawford hereto set myhand and affixed my seal this 6th day of November 1844George W CrawfordState of KentuckyGarrard CountyI Alexander McKee clerk of the Garrard County Court do certifythat the foregoing deed of conveyance from George W Crawford to WilliamW Duff was this day produced to me in my office and acknowledgedby the said Crawford to be his act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned.Whereupon the same is timely admitted to record. Given under my handthis 6 day of November 1844Alex R McKee ck

Henry Miller and wife Jane to William w Duff – 3 Oct 1844
Garrard County KentuckyLand and Property
Deeds, Vols. P-Q 1843-1859Family Search film 183248 DGS 8568106
Deed Book P 
Page 244

No 2479 Henry Miller & wife to William W DuffDeed
This Indenture mad this the 3rd day of October in the year of ourLord one thousand eight hundred and forty four between Henry Millerand Jane his wife of the County of Washington and state of Kentucky of theone part and William W Duff of the County of Garrard and state afsdof the other part Witnesseth that the said Henry Miller and Jane hiswife for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five dollars per acre [jc]in hand paid to them, the receipt where of they do hereby acknowledge hathgranted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sellunto the said William W Duff his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract orparcel of land, containing one hundred and ninety seven and a half acreswith the exception of nine acres and a fraction belong to the heir ofIsaac and Nancy Crawford lying and being in the county of Garrard, on thewater of Paint Lick creek. Beginning at a white oak and sugar tree marked(A) corner to Mrs Henderson thence with her line North 73 E 35 3/4 poles to astone corner to A Wallace decd thence with his line North 16 West 73 poles toa Lynn on the South Bank of Sd branch corner to said Wallace thence withhis line North 9 3/4 East 70 poles to a stone in a lane, his corner, thencealong the lane with Wallace North 14 west 49 poles to another stone cornerto Wallace on Browns line thence North 70 East 50 poles to a stone in a branchcorner to Lackey thence South 59 1/4 West 80 poles to a stake (now a stone)
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corner to said Lackey near the road at the turn of the lane, thence South11 West 162 poles to a large white oak (and two dogwoods gone) thence South29 East 64 3/4 poles to a sugar tree, corner to Mrs. Henderson, thence South80 East 99 poles to a fallen red oak (now a stone) corner to Mrs. Hendersonthence 21 West 49 3/4 poles to th beginning. To have and to hold thesaid tract of land with its appurtenances to the said William W Duff, hisheirs and assigns forever, and the said Henry Miller and Jane his wife forthemselves their heirs exr and admrs to warrant and forever defend the saidtract of land except the above named 9 acres belong to the Crawfordheirs with its appurtenances to the said Wm W Duff his heirs and assignsagainst the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever.In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals thisday and year first above writtenHenry MillerJane MillerState of KentuckyWashington CountyI William P Booker clerk of the county court for the countyaforesaid do certify that on the day of the date hereof this deed from HenryMiler and Jane his wife to William W Duff was acknowledged before meby the said Henry Miller to be his act and deed and the said Jane Millerwife of the said Henry being examined by me privily and apart fromher husband declared that she did freely and willingly seal anddeliver said writing and wishes not to retract it, and acknowledges saidwriting again shown and explained to her to be her act and deed,andconsented that the same may be recorded. Whereupon said deed togetherwith the foregoing certificate is certified to the proper office for recordwhere the premises be. Given under my hand the 3d day of Oct 1844W B Booker CWCBy J P S[horn] DCKentucky Garrard County [Jct]I Alexander R McKee clerk of the Garrard county court do certifythat the deed from Henry Miller and Jane his wife to William W Duff wasthis day produced to me in my office for record. Whereupon the said deedtogether with the certificate thereon [and ?] and the certificate are trulyrecorded. Given under my hand this 25th day of October 1844att Alex R McKee ckby John Wilson DC