JS and , Deed for property in , Geauga Co., OH, to , 10 Apr. 1837; printed form with manuscript additions in unidentified handwriting; signatures of JS and ; witnessed by and ; certified by ; dockets in unidentified handwriting; notations in handwriting of William Kerr and ; one page; JS Collection, CHL.
To all people to whom these presents shall come—— Greeting:
KNOW YE, THATWe Joseph Smith Jr. and his wife of the Township of County of and State of For the consideration ofFive hundred dollarsreceived toourfull satisfaction of——of the Town of——County ofand State of——do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said——the following described tract or lot of LAND, situate inTownship No.9——in theNinthRange of Townships, in the Connecticut Western Reserve, in the State of , and which is also in the County ofand is known aspart of—Lot No.37and is bounded as follows, to wit:Beginning at the center of the State road, leading from to by at ’s Southwest corner formerly owned by Widow Doan thence south 24 degrees East about 25 rods to even with 36 rods South of the North East corner of the Stone Meeting House— Thence East 23 rods and 13 feet & 6 inches to even with the South East corner of four acres of land deeded to the Said J. Smith Jr. by Thence North 24 degrees West 33. links to the said J. Smith Jr. land.— Thence westerly bounding on the north on the Said Joseph Smith Jr. land 22 rods to the highway— Thence north 24 degrees west bounding on said Joseph Smith Jr.s land 24 rods to ’s land— thence westerly bounding on said s land about 30 feet to the place of beginning, Containing Sixty Six Square rods of land— Subject to highways
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, totheirown proper use and behoof.—— And alsoI—the saidJoseph Smith Jr.——do formyself andheirs, executors and administrators, Covenant with the said his——heirs, and assigns, that at, and until the ensealing of these presentsIwaswell 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 saidJoseph Smith Jr.——do by these presents, bindmyself and myheirs forever to WARRANT and DEFEND the above granted and bargained premises tohimthe said——heirs and assigns, against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever.—— And I the saiddo hereby remise, release, and forever unto the said—— his——heirs and assigns, all my right and title of dower in and to the above describe premises.
In witness whereof,wehave hereunto setourhandsand sealsthisTenth——day ofApril——A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-Seven——
Joseph Smith JrLS
Signed, Sealed, Acknowledged, and Delivered in presence of
The State of Ohio,
Personally appearedJoseph Smith & to me personally known as the Signorsand Sealersof the above instrument, and acknowledged thattheydid voluntarily sign and seal the same, and that the same isthirfree act and will.
And I having fully made known and explained to the saidthe 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 is still satisfied with the same.