Deed from Orson and Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde, 10 February 1843, as Recorded in Hancock County Deeds
and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10 Feb. 1843. Version copied 8 July 1844 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. M, pp. 401–402; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
party of the First part, for and in consideration of the love and good will they bear to the , of which the said Joseph Smith, party of the second part, is sole Trustee in Trust, and also for the sum of one dollar, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, party of the Second part his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the County of in the State of known and described as follows, to wit; Lot number four in Block number twenty of Kimballs second addition to the City of 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 for ever. And the said and 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 his wife, party of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
State of Illinois)
I, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said do certify that and his wife, whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed, and who are personally known to me to be the persons described in, and who executed the same, did severally acknowledge that they had executed the said conveyance for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. And the said having been by me made acquainted with the contents of the said Deed, and examined seperate and apart from her said , acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the premises therein conveyed, voluntarily, freely and without compulsion of her said . Given under my hand and seal this tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three—