Deed to William Marks, 10 April 1837–E

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To all people to whom these presents shall come—— Greeting:
KNOW YE, THAT We Joseph Smith Jr. and his wife of the Township of County of and State of For the consideration of Five hundred dollars received to our full satisfaction of —— of the Town of —— County of and State of —— do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said —— 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 , and which is also in the County of and is known as part of— Lot No. 37 and 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, to their own proper use and behoof.—— And also I— the said Joseph Smith Jr.—— do for myself and 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 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 —— 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 describe 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 LS
Signed, Sealed, Acknowledged, and Delivered in presence of
The State of Ohio, ss)
Personally appeared Joseph Smith & to me personally known as the Signors and Sealers of the above instrument, and acknowledged that they did voluntarily sign and seal the same, and that the same is thir 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 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.
10th AD April 1837
Justice of the peace LS
Deedede to Joseph Smith [p. [1]]
J Smith Jr &
Transfered June 7, 1837
Wm. Kerr Co. Audr
Recd. 7th. and Recorded 15th. July A. D. 1837 in Geauga County Records Book X page— 189.
, Recorder


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    Signatures of JS and Emma Smith.  

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    TEXT: Each instance of “LS” enclosed in a hand-drawn representation of a seal. Unidentified handwriting.  

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    Witnessed by Frederick G. Williams and Elisha Groves.  

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    Certification by Frederick G. Williams.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Docket in unidentified handwriting.  

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    Notation in handwriting of William Kerr.  

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    Notation in handwriting of Ralph Cowles.