Deed to Caroline Grant Smith, 11 December 1836

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Joseph Smith Jun To .
To all People to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that I Joseph Smith Jun & wife of said Joseph of the town of Geauga County & State of Ohio for the consideration of Fifty dollars received to our full satisfaction of wife of of the town of County of Geauga and State of Ohio do give grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said her heirs & assigns the following described tract or lot of land Situate in No Nine in the Ninth range of townships in the in the State of and which is also in the County of and is known as part of Lot No thirty tract 1 and is bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at the centre of the road leading from to Aurora Nineteen rods & Seven links Southerly from the North east corner of that part of Said lot No 30 which was deeded to me said Joseph Smith Jun by & running thence southerly along the Centre of said road ten rods & twenty one links thence west Sixteen rods & ten links thence north ten rods thence East twelve rods & two links to the place of beginning. Containing about One hundred & forty two rods of Land Be the same more or less. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto the said her heirs and assigns forever to their own proper use and behoof And also I the said Joseph Smith Jun do for myself and my heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said her heirs and assigns that at and until the ensealing of these presents I was well seized of these premises and as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written And that the same is free from all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore I the said Joseph Smith Jun do by these presents bind myself & my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to her the said her heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever And I the said do hereby remise release and forever unto the said her heirs and assigns all my right and title of dower in and to the above described premises. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this Eleventh day of December AD One Thousand Eight hundred & Thirty Six.
Joseph Smith Junr seal
Signed Sealed Acknowledged and Delivered in presence of Wm. Tenney Jr. . The State of Ohio SS Personally appeared Joseph Smith Jun & 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 deed <​will​> and I having fully made known and explained to the said the contents of the above deed and having likewise examined her separate & apart from her said husband she declared that she did of her own free will and accord voluntarily sign seal acknowledge and as her free act and deed deliver the same without the force coercion or compulsion of her said husband & that she is still satisfied with the same Before me 11 day of Decr. AD 1836 Justice of the Peace seal
Recd 17th & Recorded 18th March AD 1837. . Recorder. [p. 25]


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    TEXT: Each instance of “seal” (including at the end of the following paragraph) is enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.