Friday, August 30, 2013

Land Deeds for Christian Brown

The deed described below was made by my 4th-great-grandfather Christian Brown (father of Sarah Brown Lambert). This is transcribed from a copy provided by the Whitewater Valley Genealogical Association.

From Book L, Page 590 - Fayette County, Indiana

Daniel Rusch Auditor to Christian Brown

Whereas Christian Brown assignee of James McGann has paid the sum of Two Hundred and Ten Dollars in full of the NorthWest Corner of the SouthEast quarter of Section No. 16 in Township No. 14 and Range No. 13, East containing forty acres. Now know ye that in consideraion of the promises and in conformity with the Statute in such case made and provided at Daniel Rusch Auditor for the County of Fayette Indiana for and in the name of the inhabitants of Congressional Township No. 14 Range 13 do Give grant and convey the said NorthWest Corner of the SouthEast quarter of Section 16 Township 14 Range 13 to the said Christian Brown and to his heirs and assigns forever. February 22nd 1844.

Daniel Rusch, Auditor of Fayette County {Seal}

Attest William Webb, School Commissioner of Fayette County
Brown completed a second transaction on 12 December 1844, as the deed below shows:

From Book M, Page 202 - Fayette County, Indiana

Jonas Frank to Christian Brown
Know all men that Jonas Frank and Mary Frank his wife of the County of Fayette and State of Indiana in consideration of the sum of four hundred and twenty five dollars in hand paid by Christian Brown of the County and State aforesaid have bargained and sold and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Christian Brown his heirs and assigns forever the following premises situate in the County of Fayette in the State of Indiana and bounded and described as follows (to wit) the same being twenty acres of land more or less (20) lying and being in the NorthEast corner of the SouthEast quarter of Section Sixteen in Township Fourteen and range thirteen in said County of Fayette the same being the land heretofore deeded by George Monger to the said James Frank for an indenture bearing date the 10th day of March 1840.

To have and to hold said premises with the appurtenances unto the said Christian Brown his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jonas Frank for himself and heirs does hereby covenant with said Christian Brown his heirs and assigns that he is lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid, and that the premises are free and clear from all incumberances whatever, and that he will forever warrant and defend the same, with the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.

In testimony whereof, the said Jonas Frank and Mary Frank his wife relinquish her right to dower in the premises, have hereunto set their hands and seals this 12th day of December, in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-four.

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of John Tate {seal}
Jonas Frank {seal}
Mary Frank {seal} 
The map posted on 12 August 2013 of Waterloo Township (see shows the location of Christian Brown's land in Fayette County.  

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