Deed to Julia M. Smith and Others, 31 December 1841
JS and , Deed for property in , IL, to , , , and , 31 Dec. 1841; signed by JS and ; witnessed by ; certified by . Version copied 8 July 1844 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. M, pp. 403–404; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
This Indenture, made and entered into this Thirty first day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one, between Joseph Smith and his Wife, of the County of and State of , of the first part, and , and , all of the County of and aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith and his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand dollars to them in hand paid, by the party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said , and , their heirs and assigns forever, the following described tracts of land, to wit:— The East half of the South East Quarter of Section No thirty one, in Township No five North of the base line of Range No Eight west of the fourth principal meridian, containing Eighty Acres, more or less, also the West half of the North West quarter of Section No five, in Township No four North of the base line of Range No Eight West of the fourth principal meridian, contining Seventy four acres and 84/100 of an acres, more or less. Also The East half of the North East quarter of section No Six in Township No four North of the Base line, of Range No Eight West of the fourth principle meridian, containing Eighty two Acres and 56/100 of an acre, more or less, making in all Two hundred and thirty seven acres and forty one hundredths of an acre, more or less. All the aforesaid tracts of land, situate, lying and being in the County of and State of . Together with all the privileges and apurtenances to the said land in any wise appertaining and belonging. To have and to hold the above granted premises to the said , and their heirs and assigns and their use and behoof forever. And the [p. 403]