JS and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Polly Sherwood, 5 Nov. 1841; signed by JS and ; witnessed by ; certified by . Version copied 24 July 1845 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. N, pp. 552–553; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
This Indenture made and entered into this fifth day of November 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 one part, and Polly Sherwood, of the County of and aforesaid, of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Joseph Smith and his wife, for and in consideration of the Sum of one thousand dollars, to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said Polly Sherwood her heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land Situate and being in the county of in the State of , viz The South East, The South West, and the North West Quarters of Lot, one on the block one hundred and thirty nine and also Lot, three in Block. one hundred and Eighteen as known and Laid down on the plat of the City of
Together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining To have and to hold the above described premises unto the Said Polly Sherwood her heirs and assigns forever. And the said Joseph Smith and his wife their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the said Polly Sherwood her heirs 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 Joseph Smith and his wife of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and Year above written
Joseph Smith LS
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of)
State of Illinois)
I, a Justice of the Peace of said do certify that Joseph Smith 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 [p. ]