Sunday, October 6, 2013

Warren County records on the Lambert family, Part 2

Continuing with the series from last week on Josiah (also spelled Josias) Lambert, my 5th-great-grandfather, below is another land record from Warren County, Ohio.

Transfer for a meeting house for the Regular Baptist Society
5 November 1810

This indenture made this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten between Benjamin Rue of the County of Warren and State of Ohio of the one part, and Josias Lambert and John Lee, trustees appointed by the Regular Baptist Society for the purpose of building a meeting house, of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth, that the said Benjamin Rue as well for and in consideration of the natural love affection and regard which the said Benjamin Rue hath and beareth unto the Regular Baptist Society and for other good causes hath given granted aliened enfeassed and confirmed, and by these presents doth give grant alien enfeass and confirm unto the said Lambert and Lee and their assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, for the purpose of building a meeting house on, and no other purpose, situate lying and being in the said county of Warren in the third entire range of townships and fifth township and fractional section number four, beginning on the north side of the State Road opposite the corner of the said Rues field on Henry Lee's line and running north thirteen poles, thence east twelve and an half poles, thence south thirteen poles thence west to the place of beginning containing one acre two and an half poles.

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and every part and parcel thereof with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appurtaining to the only proper use benefit and [unclear] of the said Lambert and Lee trustees of the said Society or their successors forever and the said Benjamin Rue doth for himself his heirs and assigns covenant and agree to and with the said Lambert and Lee and their successors that the said Benjamin Rue will warrant and by these presents forever defend the said tract or parcel of land from the claim or claims of himself his heirs executors administrators or assigns to the said Lambert and Lee and their successors forever. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin Rue together with Mary his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of dower to the premises aforesaid have and hereunto severally set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of James Witherson and Henry Lee

Benjamin Rue {Seal}
Mary Rue {Seal}

Notes: Henry Lee, the witness on the land transfer above, was also my 5th-great-grandfather. He was the father of Rhoda Lee, wife of Clayton Lambert. Henry Lee lived next to the land that was donated by Rue for the meeting house. John Lee, the other trustee in the transfer, was Henry's brother.

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