Deed to William Marks, 10 April 1837–B

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Joseph Smith Jr. To
To all people to whom these p[r]esents shall come Greeting. Know Ye that we Joseph Smith Jr and wife of said Joseph Smith Jr. of the Township of County of Geauga and State of Ohio. for the consideration of Five hundred 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 the following described Tract or Lot of land situate in No. 9 in the 9th. Range of townships in the in the State of and which is also in the County of and is known as part of Lot No. 30 and is bounded as follows to wit [p. 536] on the South by land formerly owned by Isaac Moore. Beginning near the northeast corner of said Moores land in the centre of the Road leading from to and running west on the north line of said land twenty two rods, thence north seventeen Rods to a Stake marked No. 1. thence East to the west line of the lot owned by the Methodist Episcopal Society on which their meeting house Stands, thence South to the Southwest corner of said Societies Lot, thence East to the centre of the centre of the Road before mentioned thence Southwesterly to the place of beginning, containing One Acre and one hundred and fifty four rods and a half <​rods​>. Reserving the market house occupied by Whitmer, Rich & Co which stands on the above described lot of land subject to all highways now laid out. 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 to their 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 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 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 and to his heirs and assigns, against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. And I the said do hereby remise, release and forever unto the said 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 tenth day of April A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and thirty-seven.
Joseph Smith Jr. Seal
Signed Sealed acknowledged and delivered in presence of
The State of Ohio ss.
Personally appeared Joseph Smith Jr & to me personally known as the signers and sealers of the above instrument and acknowledged that they did voluntarily sign, <​&​> seal the same and that the same is their 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 separate & 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 therewith <​the same​>— 10th. April AD 1837 Justice of the peace seal
Received 3rd. and Recorded 12th. June AD 1837 =Recorder [p. 537]


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    TEXT: Each instance of “Seal” is enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal.