JS and , Deed for property in , Hancock Co., IL, to , 15 July 1841; signed by JS and ; witnessed by and ; certified by . Version copied 31 Oct. 1845 in Hancock Co., IL, Deed Records, vol. O, pp. 13–; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Recorder’s Office, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL.
This Indenture made and entered into, this fifteenth day of, July, 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 one the one part, and of the County of and Territory of of the other part. Witnesseth, that Joseph Smith and his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five thousand dollars to them in in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said 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 the Town of as being Lots. No one, two, three, and four in Block No one hundred and fourteen. Lot. no Two. in Block. No one hundred and twenty four. Lot. No four. in Block. No One hundred and twenty five and Lot. No four. in Block. No One hundred and twenty seven. 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 his heirs and assigns forever and the said Joseph Smith and his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the Said his heirs and assigns against the claim or claims of all and every person whomsoever do and will Warrant, and forever 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 appear to the foregoing deed, and who are personally 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 [p. 13]