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Deed from Horace S. and Betsey Ann Eldridge, 19 February 1842

Deed from Horace S. and Betsey Ann Eldridge, 19 February 1842

No 407
Horace S. Eldridge to Josh. Smith
1 acre in N. W qar S 36 T 7 N R. 9 W.
This Indenture, made, and entered into, this nineteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two, between Horace S. Eldridge and Betsy Ann his wife, of the County of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, of the one part, and Joseph Smith, Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and the State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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aforesaid, of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Horace S. Eldridge, and Betsy Ann his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five dollars, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknownledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, Trustee in Trust his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate and being in the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, in the State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, viz: one acre of the South East corner of the east end of the South half of the North West quarter of Section thirty six Township seven North and nine West of the base line and fourth principal Meridian: the above named one acre commencing at the South East corner of the aforesaid Lot, and runs West Ten rods, thence North sixteen rods, thence East Ten rods, thence South sixteen rods to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the appurtencances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in office and assigns forever. And the said Horace S. Eldridge and Betsy Ann his wife, their heirs and assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in office and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomever, do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In testimony whereof, the said Horace S. Eldridge, and Betsy Ann his wife of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Horace S. Eldridge L. S.
Betsy Ann Eldridge L. S.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Catherine Spencer
State of Illinois, Hancock County

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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ss. I, Orson Spencer

13 May 1802–15 Oct. 1855. Teacher, minister, university professor and chancellor. Born in West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Daniel Spencer and Chloe Wilson. Moved to Lenox, Berkshire Co., 1817; to Schenectady, Schenectady Co., New York...

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, a justice of the Peace, of said county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, do certify that Horace S. Eldridge and his wife, whose signatures [p. 163]
No 407
<H[orace] S. Eldridge  to  Josh. Smith>
<1 acre in N. W qar  S 36 T 7 N R. 9 W.>
This Indenture, made, and entered into, this nineteenth day of February, in  the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty two, between Horace  S. Eldridge and Betsy Ann his wife, of the County of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and State of  Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, of the one part, and Joseph Smith, Trustee in Trust for the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, and the State

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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aforesaid,  of the other part Witnesseth, that the said Horace S. Eldridge, and Betsy Ann  his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of seventy five dollars, to them  in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknownledged, do hereby grant,  bargain, sell, convey, and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, Trustee in Trust  his successors in office and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land, situate  and being in the county of Hancock

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, in the State of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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, viz: one acre of  the South East corner of the east end of the South half of the North West quarter  of Section thirty six Township seven North and nine West of the base line  and fourth principal Meridian: the above named one acre commencing  at the South East corner of the aforesaid Lot, and runs West Ten rods, thence  North sixteen rods, thence East Ten rods, thence South sixteen rods to the  place of beginning. Together with all and singular the appurtencances thereunto  belonging, or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold the above described  premises unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in office and assigns forever.  And the said Horace S. Eldridge and Betsy Ann his wife, their heirs and  assigns, the aforesaid premises, unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in office  and assigns, against the claim or claims of all and every person whomever,  do and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In testimony whereof,  the said Horace S. Eldridge, and Betsy Ann his wife of the first part, have  hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Horace S. Eldridge L. S.
Betsy Ann Eldridge L. S.
Signed, sealed and delivered in  presence of Catherine Spencer
State of Illinois, Hancock County

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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ss. I, Orson Spencer

13 May 1802–15 Oct. 1855. Teacher, minister, university professor and chancellor. Born in West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Daniel Spencer and Chloe Wilson. Moved to Lenox, Berkshire Co., 1817; to Schenectady, Schenectady Co., New York...

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, a justice of the Peace,  of said county

Formed from Pike Co., 1825. Described in 1837 as predominantly prairie and “deficient in timber.” Early settlers came mainly from mid-Atlantic and southern states. Population in 1835 about 3,200; in 1840 about 9,900; and in 1844 at least 15,000. Carthage ...

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, do certify that Horace S. Eldridge and his wife, whose signatures [p. 163]
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