Deed from James and Harriet Denton Adams, 29 May 1843
and Harriet Denton Adams, Deed for property in , IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 29 May 1843. Version copied 12 June 1843 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. L, pp. 261–262; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
forever, all those tracts or parcels of Land, Situate and being in the County of in the State of , known and described as follows to wit.
<NE. 9. 3 N. 3 <6> W>
<SW. 10. 5 N 8 W.>
<NW 22. 6 N. 7 W.>
<E ½ 18 6 N. 7 W>
<SW. 9. 6 N. 7 W.>
<NW. 29 6 N. 7 W.>
<SW. 34. 6 N. 7 W>
<SE. 28. 6 N. 7 W.>
<NW. 35. 6 N. 7 W.>
<SE 14. 6 N. 7 W.>
The North East quarter of section No Nine in township No three North of range No six west also the South west quarter of section No ten township five North of range Eight west also the North west quarter of section No twenty two in township No six North of range No Seven west also the East half of section No Eighteen in township No six North of range Seven west also the South west quarter of section No nine in township No six North of range Seven west also the North west quarter of section No twenty nine in township No six North of range Seven west also the South west quarter of Section No thirty four in township No Six North of range Seven west -[also the South East quarter of section No twenty Eight in township No Six North of range Seven west also the North west quarter of section No thirty five in township No Six North of range Seven west also the South East quarter of section No fourteen in township No Six North of range Seven west of the fourth principal Meridian]- together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Joseph Smith, party of the second part, his successors in office and assigns forever. And the said and Harriett his wife, party of the first part their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust &c. party of the second part, his successors in office and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever, do and will Warrant and forever defend by these presents. In testimony whereof, the said and Harriett his wife, party of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
Harriett Adams Seal
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
State of Illinois)
I, Clerk of the Circuit Court within and for said do <hereby> certify that, and Harriett Adams whose signatures appear to the foregoing Deed of conveyance and who are personally known to me to be the identical persons whose names are subscribed to said Deed as having executed the same this day appeared before me and have acknowledged that they had signed, sealed and delivered the same as their free act and deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed— And the said Harriett wife of the said having been by me made acquainted with the contents of Said Deed and being by me examined Seperate and appart from her Said acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her right of dower in and to the premises therein conveyed voluntarily and freely and without compulsion of her said —
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed they the seal of the said Circuit Court at this 30th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.