Deed from Wilford and Phebe Carter Woodruff, 26 April 1843
and Phebe Carter Woodruff, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26 Apr. 1843; printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of ; signatures of and Phebe Carter Woodruff; witnessed and certified by , 26 Apr. 1843; certified by on behalf of JS, 26 Apr. 1843; docket and notation in handwriting of ; notations in handwriting of and unidentified scribe; one page; Hiram Kimball Collection, CHL.
THIS INDENTURE MADE AND ENTERED INTO, This twenty sixth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty three between —— and Phebe [Carter Woodruff]—— his wife, of the county of and State of of the FIRST part, and Joseph Smith, as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of the county of , and State of of the SECOND part, Witnesseth, that the said and Phebe his wife, party of the FIRST part, for and in consideration of the love and good will they bear to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 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. the North half of Lot number four in Block number Twelve of Kimballs Second addition to ——
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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 Phebe 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 Phebe—— his wife, party of the FIRST part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
Phebe W. Woodruff-[SEAL.]-
Signed sealed and deliveredin presence of
STATE OF ILLINOIS,)
I, , a Justice of the Peace, in and for the City of , in said do certify that —— and Phebe W. 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 Phebe W. Woodruff—— having been by me made acquainted with the contents of the said Deed, and examined separate 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 Twenty-sixth day of April—— in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-Three.