Deed of Release 18 September 1836
Eli E. Bass Of
John M. & Melvina C. Bass
I, Eli E. Bass of the State of Missouri and County of Boone, for and in consideration of my brother, John M. Bass of the State of Tennessee and County of Davidson, jointly with his wife, Melvina C. Bass, executed to me a release for such part of the real and personal property of our deceased father, Peter Bass, as upon a division between us made by mutual consent was set apart to me accompanied by a covenant on their part that in case any part of said property were lost … now therefore I assign all my interest to the following ~ Griffin, Judah and her two children Elizabeth & Eliza, Carter, Aleck, Soloman. The seven negroes having belonged to the firm of Martin, Miller & Co. of Huntsville, of which firm said Peter Bass was a partner at the time of his death. Dennis, Hal or Harry & Charlotte, having belonged to the firm of Bass & Spence of Nashville of which firm said Peter Bass was a partner at the time of his death; Lindsley, belonging to the individual estate of decedent. 8 June 1832 Eli E. Bass In the presence of Orville Ewing, Henry Ewing
State of Tennessee Davidison County Circuit Court May Term 1832
Deed of Release from Eli E. Bass of the one part and John M. Bass of the other part was acknowledged in open court by the said Eli E. Bass to be his act and deed and ordered to be registered.
Test: Jacob McGavock Clerk of said Court [pp118/119]