Deed from Solon and Sarah Morris Powers, 5 July 1842
and Sarah Morris Powers, Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to JS as trustee-in-trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5 July 1842. Version copied 8 Mar. 1849 in Hancock Co., Deed Records, vol. V, pp. 324–325; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at Family History Library.
< to. Jo Smith Trustee &c>
<Recorded 8 March 1849.>
This Indenture made and entered into this fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two, Between and Sarah [Morris Powers] his wife of the county of and state of of the first part, and Joseph Smith as Sole Trustee in Trust for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of the County of and state of of the second part Witnesseth that the said and Sarah his wife party of the first part for and in consideration of the Love and good will they bear to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which the said Joseph Smith party of the second part, is sole trustee in Trust and also for the sum of one Dollar to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith as sole Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints party of the second part his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of Land situate and being in the county of in the state of Known and described as follows to wit: The North Half of Lot No. four (4) in Block No. Eleven (11) of ’s addition to 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 Joseph Smith party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said [p. 324]