Deed to Isaac Bishop, 20 January 1837

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Joseph Smith Jr. To. .—
To all people to whom these presents, shall come Greeting Know Ye that Joseph Smith Jr. & his wife, of the Town of County of Geauga and State of Ohio For the consideration of one thousand dollars received, to our full, satisfaction of , of the Town of , County of Geauga, and State of Ohio, do give grant bargain sell, and, confirm unto the said his heirs and <​administrators &​> assigns, the following described tract or lot of Land situate in Township No. nine in the ninth, range of Townships in the in the state of , and which is also in the County of , and is known as part of the Still Lot No 17. 18 or 19. and is bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a stake in the Centre of the Old Chilecothe Road leading from to , & not far from the North East corner of the Burying ground, near , and imediately at the north west corner of a lot lately sold, by, to thence running east Seven Rods & ten links, to a stake thence North four rods, to a stake thence west 8 Eight rods & sixteen links to the centre of the Old Chilecothe road, thence southerly to the place of beginning containing Thirty two square rods of Land, be the same more or less. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof unto the said , his heirs and assigns forever to his own proper use and behoof And also I the said, Joseph Smith Jr. do for myself my heirs, executors, and administrators, Covenant with the said , his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these presents, I was well seized of these premises <​&​> 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 said Joseph Smith Jr. do by these presents bind myself and my heirs, forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises, to him the said his heirs and assigns against all lawfull claims and demands whatsoever, and I the said do hereby remise release and forever quit claim unto the said , his heirs and assigns all my right and title of dower in and to the above described premises. In, witness whereby we have hereunto set our hands & seals this Twentieth day of January AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven, signed sealed, acknowledged, and delivered in presence of )
Joseph Smith Jr. Seal
The State of Ohio)
Personally appeared Joseph Smith Jr. to me personally known as the signer and Sealer of the above instrument, and acknowledged that he did voluntarily sign and seal the same, and that the same is his free act and Will And I having fully made known and explained to the said the contents of the above deed, and having likewise examined her seperate 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 Before me March 31 AD 1837.
Justice of the peace Seal
Recd. 9th. and Recorded 24th. June A D 1837.
— Recorder [p. 121]


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