Deed to William Marks, 7 April 1837

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Joseph Smith Jr. To
To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know Ye that we Joseph Smith Jr and wife of the said Joseph Smith Jr. of County of and State of . For the consideration of fifteen 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 9th. 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 Nos. 29 30 & 31 and is bounded as follows to Wit: on the E. by the road leading from to Aurora and by Andrew J Beardsleys land South by N. Collins land & lot No 43. and the line of lot No. 42 agreeable to 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 from Lot No. 30 in Tract one supposed to contain One hundred and forty four acres of land. Be the same more or less. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained [p. 537] premises with the appurtenances thereof unto the said his 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 that the same is free from all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore I the said Joseph Smith Jr do by these presents bind myself my heirs forever to Warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said 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 Seventh day of April AD one thousand Eight hundred and thirty seven.
Joseph Smith Jr Seal
Signed Sealed acknowledged & delivered in presence of
The State of
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 was 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 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— April 7 A D 1837.
Justice of the Peace Seal
Received 3rd. & Recorded 12th. June A D 1837
— Recorder [p. 538]


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