JS and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to Samuel H. B. Smith, 19 Apr. 1841; signed by JS and ; certified by . Version copied 5 May 1841 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. I, p. 236; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
<J Smith To S. H. B Smith>
<Recorded 5th May 1841>
<Lot 2 in Block 93>
This Indenture Made, And Entered into, This nineteenth day of April 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 Samuel H. B. Smith 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 Samuel H. B. Smith his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the County of in the State of and described on the plat of as being Lot No Two in Block No ninety three 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 Samuel H. B. Smith his heirs and assigns for ever. And the said Joseph Smith and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Samuel H. B. Smith his heirs and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever do and will warrant and for ever 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 apear to the foregoing deed, and who are personly 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 husband, acknowledged that she had executed the same, and relinquished her dower to the said premises there in coveyed, voluntarily, freely, and without compulsion of her said husband. Given under my hand and seal this third day of April in thy year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty one