Deed from Frederick G. and Rebecca Swain Williams, 5 May 1834–B

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To. Joseph Smith Junr.
To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know Ye, that We <​& wife of the sd. ​> of County of Geauga and State of Ohio, For the consideration of two thousand and two hundred dollars received to our full satisfaction of Joseph Smith Junior of the Town of County of Geauga and State of Ohio, do give grant bargain sell & confirm unto him the said Joseph Smith Junior, the following described tract or lot of land, situate in Township No. 9. in the ninth range of Townships in the Connecticut Western Reserve, in the State of Ohio, and which is also in the County of , and is known as parts of lots No. 29, 30, and 31 in tract one and is bounded as follows to wit; on the east by the road running from to Aurora and by Andrew J. Beardslee’s land, South by N. Collins land and lot No. 43, and the line of lot No. 42 agreeable to the new survey, west by land surveyed off, to Seth Makepeace from lot No. 29, and by the road leading by William Fosters North by lot No. 16, and by fifty one acres and twenty seven rods surveyed off to Seth Makepeace from lot No. 30 in tract one reserving and excepting from the bounds of the land above described, one acre one hundred and sixteen rods, commencing at the south east corner of land surveyed off, to from 22 rods west of the centre of the road leading from to , thence 23 rods south thence east 12 rods, thence north 23 rods, thence west 12 rods to the place of beginning supposed to contain one hundred forty two acres and forty four rods Be the same more or less. To have and To hold the above granted and bargained premises, with the appurtenances thereof, unto him the said Joseph <​Smith,​> Junior his heirs and assigns forever to their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said do for myself my heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said Joseph Smith Junior his heirs and assigns, that at and until the [p. 480] 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 do by these presents bind myself and my heirs forever to Warrant and Defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said Joseph Smith Junior his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. And I the said , do hereby remise release, and forever unto the said Joseph Smith Junior 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 fifth day of May A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty four,
Signed Sealed Acknowledged & Delivered in presence of ,
The State of Ohio)
May fifth A. D. 1834.
Personally appeared and 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, 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 , 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 and that she is still satisfied therewith
Justice of the Peace
Recd. July 30th & Recorded Aug 5th 1834 Wm Wilber Dep. Recorder. [p. 481]


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    TEXT: Both instances of “L.S.” (locus sigilli, Latin for “location of the seal”) are inscribed within hand-drawn representations of seals.