Monday, March 26, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Ford-Snider Deed 1870

On his TransylvanianDutch blog, John Newmark defines an amanuensis as “a person employed to write out what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.” For more information about this daily blogging prompt, see John’s post Amanuensis – Why?.

In this deed, Lory Ford and his wife conveyed just one acre of land to my maternal 2nd great-grandfather David Snider. The land description refers to a corner of David Snider’s land so this one acre was adjacent land. David’s daughter, Delilah, was married to Henry Ford; I’m not sure of what relationship there may be between him and Lory Ford. In the recorder’s certification at the end of the deed, the recorder notes that a duly cancelled revenue stamp was affixed to the deed indicating that appropriate taxes had been paid on the transaction. First time I’ve seen that!

"Lory Ford       )
To Deed          )
David Snider   )

Know all men by these Presents, The We Lory Ford and Hesterann Ford of the county of Union, State of Ohio, the Grantors in consideration of the sum of Thirty Dollars in hand paid by David Snider of Same place the Grantee do Give Grant Bargain Sell and convey unto the said Grantee his heirs and assigns, the following described premises, situated in the county of Union, State of Ohio, and bounded as follows,
Beginning at a Stake in the center of Bokes Creek Witness a Burr oak and Elm on the north Bank of the Creek, north west corner of David Snider land and South west corner of Daniel Pierces land thence with the meanderings of the creek in a Westernly direction about 70 poles to an angel in the creek, thence with the meanderings of said creek in a south easterly direction, the South east corner of Lory fords land, then N. 8o E about sixty poles to the placed of beginning containing one acre more or less Part of Survey No 3691
To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, unto said grantee his heirs and assigns forever. And Lory and Hesterann Ford do for themselves and their heirs, covenant with the Said Grantee his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these presents they are[?] well seized of the premises as a good and indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same, in maner and form as above written, and that the same are free from all encumberances whatsoever; and will
Warrant and Defend said premises, with the appurtenances to the said Grantee his heirs and assigns forever, against all lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever. Hesterann Ford wife of the said Lory Ford does hereby Remise[?] Release and forever quit claim unto the said Grantee, and his heirs, all of her right and title of Dower in the above described premises.
In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the Fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventy.
                                                  Lory Ford                    {seal}
                                                  Hesterann Ford           {seal}

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presence of
Wm Webb        )
P. Cranston     )

The State of Ohio Union County, SS..
Before me a Justice of the peace in and for said county personally appeared Lory Ford and Hesterann Ford and acknowledged they they did sign and seal the foregoing instrument, and that the same is their free act and deed. I further certify that I did examine the said Hesterann Ford separate and apart from her said husband, and did then and there make known to her the contents of the foregoing instrument, and upon that examination she did declare that she did voluntarily sign, seal and acknowledge the same and that she is still satisfied therewith.
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Fourth day of November AD. 1870
                                                 Pelig Cranston {J.P.}
Rec' Jan 3" 1871 Recorded Jan 14" 1871 the foregoing deed has fifty Cnts U.S. revenue Stamp upon it Duly Cancelled
                                           Hiram Roney Recorder Union County Ohio"

[Source: Union County, Ohio, Deed Books, 1819-1877, 34: 536, Lord Ford deed to David Snider, 17 Jan 1871; FHL microfilm 572,562.]

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