"A certain tract of land located in the 9th Civil District of Rutherford County, Tennessee, about three miles Northwest of Murfreesboro on the Nashville pike and the N. & C. Railroad, same being bounded on the North by the Howse lands, Stones River, and Leach; on the East by the Public Road running from the Manson Pike to McFadden Ford; on the South by J. E. Manson and on the West by Thasher, Asbery Road and the Howse [. . .] lands, said farm containing about 300 acres, more or less. And whereas for the purpose of partition, the said land has been divided or platted as shown on record Book 54, page 250 of the Register's office of Rutherford County, Tennessee."