Monday, August 24, 2009

1837 Deed John Collins to Porter Graham

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Amanuensis Monday, hosted by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.

I have been trying to transcribe some records in addition to the letters. This deed was found online in the Munice/Delaware County Digital Resource Library. Porter Graham was born about 1795 either in New Hampshire or Pennsylvania per various census records. I can place him in Pickaway, Ohio in the 1820's and 1830's. This deed helps me place his move to Delaware, Indiana.

Deed. John Collins To Porter Graham 557
This Indenture made the fifth day of December in the year Eighteen hundred
and thirty seven between John Collins of the county of Delaware of state of Indiana of the
first part & Porter Graham of the county and state aforesaid of the second part witnesseth
that the said John Collins in concideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in _ence
paid by the said party of the second part. does hereby grant , bargain & sell
unto the said party Porter Graham his heirs and assigns _______ all that certain
tract of land To W_S the North East quarter of Section No Five, in Township number
Twenty, North of Range Number Ten East,. Situate in the said county of Deleware
together with all ___ her__taments of appurtenances thereunto belonging or in
any use apputaining. To have and to hold the same unto the said party of
the second part his heirs and assigns forever. hereby covenanting that the land so
described is free and unencumbered in any way whatever & further that he
the said party of the first part his heirs, executors, and administrators the said
Lot od land with all the benefits and profits thereof unto the said party of the
second part his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend -
In cortness whereof the said John Collins together with Cassander Collins his wike
who hereby relinquishes all her right to Dower in said premises have hereunto set their hands
and seal the day & year above written
Signed sealed & delivered John Collins (seal)
In the presence of Cassander Collins (seal)
State of Indiana Before me John Marshall a Justice of the Peace of said
Delaware County county personally came John Collins & Cassander his wife the with
______ and acknowledged the ____ Indenture to be ther voluntary act and deed for
the uses & puposes therein expressed & the said Cassander Collins wife of the said John
Colllins, being by me examined seperate and apart from the said husband acknowldged
that she signed the within deed of her own free will and accord, without______ comp
ulsure of her said husband, and that she thereby relinquishes all her right tp
dower in said premises ----------- In testemony whereof
I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 5th day of December 1837
Rec & Recorded Dec 6th 1837 _______ / John Marshall J. P. (seal)

Duplicate / ____________________________________________
No ___22 /
Recieved from John xxxxxx Stewart of Henry
county, Indiana / the sum of two hundred dollars.---- ______ in ___
___ the South West quarter of Section No 2 in township No 21
North of Range No Nine East // containing - One hundred
& sixty acres
John Spencer (____)

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