Deed from Leonard and Keziah Rich, 24 December 1834

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& H K[eziah] Rich To Joseph Smith Junr.
To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know Ye that We and Hezekiah <​Keziah​> Rich wife of the said of the Town of County of Geauga and State of Ohio, For the consideration of fifty dollars received to our full satisfaction of Joseph Smith Jr. of the Town of County of Geauga and State of Ohio do give grant bargain sell and confirm unto him the said Joseph Smith Jr. the following described tract or lot of land situate in Township No. nine in the ninth range of Townships in the [p. 232] in the State of , and which is also in the County of , and is known as a part of lot No. thirty in tract one, and is bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at the South East corner of land owned by Josiah Jones and deeded to said on the 31st day of October 1833, from said Josiah Jones, thence west on the north line of land owned by Joseph Smith Jr. formerly owned by and deeded to said Joseph Smith Jr. from said nine rods, thence north eight rods, and fifteen feet, thence east nine rods to land formerly owned by and known as the , thence south eight rods and fifteen feet to the place of beginning containing one half acre 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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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 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 Jr. heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. And I the said Keziah Rich do hereby remise release and forever unto the said Joseph Smith Jr. 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 24 day of December A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
Keziah Rich Seal
Signed Sealed Acknowledged & Delivered in presence of
The State of Ohio)
Personally appeared and Keziah Rich 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 Keziah Rich 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.
Before me Justice Peace S.S.
Recd. 18th of June & Recorded July 1st. 1835 Wm Wilber Dep. Recorder [p. 233]


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    TEXT: Both instances of “Seal” are inscribed within hand-drawn representations of seals.  

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    TEXT: “S.S.” is inscribed within a hand-drawn representation of a seal.