Deed to William Marks, 10 April 1837–A

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Joseph Smith <​Jr​> To
To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know Ye that we Joseph Smith Jr. and his wife of the Township of County of [p. 535] and State of . For the consideration of Five hundred dollars received to our full satisfaction of of the town of County of and State of do give grant bargain Sell and confirm unto the said the following described tract or lot of land, situate in No. 9 in the 9th. Range of townships in the Connecticut Western Reserve, in the State of and which is also in the County of and is known as part of Lots Nos. 17. 18. & 19. and is bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of a piece of land sold to which said ’s land lies north of a piece of land sold to and said s Southwest corner is a post 8 rods and 2 links North four degrees East of the Northeast corner of the in the said Town of , said s Northwest corner being in the centre of the Old Chillicothe Road leading from to , thence East on said s North line, Seven Rods & ten links to a post, thence North sixteen Rods to a post, thence West twelve Rods and two links, to the centre of the old Chillicothe Road aforesaid thence Southerly following the centre of said Road, to the place of beginning containing one hundred and fifty five rods of land subject to all highways now laid out Be the same more or less. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto the said heirs and assigns forever to their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said Joseph Smith Jr. do for myself and heirs executors and administrators Covenant with the said his 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 of all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore I the said Joseph Smith Jr. do by these presents bind myself and my heirs forever to Warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said and to his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. And I the said do hereby remise release and forever unto the said his 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 [blank] day of [blank] A. D. one thousand Eight hundred and thirty [blank]
Joseph Smith Jr Seal
Signed Sealed, acknowledged and delivered in presence of
The State of Ohio)
Personally appeared Joseph Smith Jr. & to me personally known as the Signers and sealers of the above instrument and acknowledged <​that they did voluntarily sign & 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 and 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, and that she was is Still satisfied therewith.
10th. April A D 1837.
Justice of the peace Seal
Received 3rd. & Recorded 10th. June A.D. 1837
— Recorder [p. 536]


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