BRADLEY COUNTY DEED BOOK B, page 295, 1855
Kenneth McCoy to John F. Hays and James Berry
Know all men by these present that I, Kenneth McCoy of the county of Bradley, and the State of Tennessee, do this day bargain and sell to John F. Hays, J.H. Gaut, J. H. Norman , [ ] Brown, James Berry and their successors in office as trustees for the use of the Cumberland Camp ground in said county and State known as the Hays Camp ground the following described tract of land beginning on a large chesnut tree corner to Thomas Young, then E. 50 south 12 poles to a stake then a parallel line 3 1/2 poles to the Basis line, then S 20 Co (course?) -along the Basis line 11 1/4 poles to a stake then Co 20 N 34 poles to a stake then N 20 E 8 poles to a stake on Nathan Barns line then eastward on the basis line and on the Camp ground line to the beginning containing by estimation two and half acres be the same more or less which I the said Kenneth McCoy do sell, confirm and convey unto the above trustees and their successors for the sum of twenty four dollars which lot of land is for the purpose of said Camp ground and for a burying ground which said lot of land I convey for the above named purpose for myself, my heirs and assigns and from the just claim of every other person whatever I [ ] convenant to warrant and defend for the above purpose said lot of land being a portion of the NE. quarter of the 24th section, Township 2, Range one west of the basis line given under my hand and seal this day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and fifty five.