Deed from William and Rosannah Robinson Marks, 10 April 1837

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To Joseph Smith Junr
Know all men by these presents that we and Rosannah [Robinson] Marks his wife of the town of County of & State of , for the consideration of five hundred dollars to us in hand paid by Joseph Smith Jr. of the Town of County of and State of the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained, sold remised and quit claim and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, remise and quit claim unto the said Joseph Smith Jr. and his heirs and assigns forever all the following described piece or Lot of land situated in & State of & bounded as follows. Beginning at a Stake fourteen rods south of of a Stake which is Eight chains & 76 links south Eight degrees East from the Southeast corner of the in built in the year of 1834 by the Church of the latter day Saints (so called) thence West twenty five Rods to a Stake thence South Eight rods to a Stake thence East twenty five rods to a Stake thence north Eight rods to the place of beginning containing one acre & forty rods of land be the same more or less. Together with all and Singular the heriditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging to in any wise appertaining and the reversions remainders rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate rights title interest claim or demand whatsoever of us the Said & Rosannah either in Law or Equity of in and to the above bargained premises— To have and to hold the same to the said Joseph Smith Jr & to his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof we the said & Rosannah Marks have hereunto set our hands and seals this tenth day of April 1837
Rosannah Marks Seal
Signed in presence of— Ephraim Marks——
State of Ohio)
Personally appeared and Rosannah Marks to me personally known as the signers and Sealers of the above instrument and acknowledged that they did voluntarily sign and Seal the same and that the same is their free act and will And I having fully made known and explained to the said Rosannah Marks the contents of the above deed and having likewise examined her separate and apart from her Said she declared she did of her own free will and accord voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge and as her free act and deed deliver the same without the force coercion or compulsion of her said and that she is still satisfied with the same
Before me the date and date above written
Justice of the peace Seal
Received August 30th. and Recorded Sepr. 2d. 1837
— Recorder [p. 353]


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    TEXT: Each instance of “Seal” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.