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Deed from James H. and Mary Aldridge, 13 January 1842

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James H. Aldridge To Jo Smith
Recorded 23 March 1848.
This Indenture made and entered into this Thirteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two Between James H. Aldridge and Mary 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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after one part and Joseph Smith sole 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 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 other part Witnesseth that the said James H Aldridge and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifty Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. do hereby grant bargain sell Convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, 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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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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viz, The North part of the North half of Lot no Thirty five in Block No Six of Kimballs addition to Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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. Commencing at the North West Corner of Lot No Thirtyfive in Block No 6, and running South Eight Rods, thence East Twenty rods to Rigby’s line thence North Eight rods thence west twenty rods to the place of beginning. Together with all and singular the appurtenances 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 James H Aldridge and Mary his wife their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the said Joseph Smith & his successors and assigns against the claims of all and every person whomsoever do and will warrant and defend by these presents, In Testimony whereof the said James H Aldridge and Mary his wife of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
James H Aldridge L S
Mary her x. mark Aldridge L S
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of C E Tuicher
The words “his heirs” were erased three times and the word “saints” interlined before the signing of this instrument
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 Ebenezer Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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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 James H Aldridge and Mary his wife whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed and who are personally Known to me. to be the persons described herein and who executed the same. did severally acknowledge that they had executed the said cenveyance for the uses and purposes herein mentioned. And the said Mary Aldridge [p. 86]
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<James H.  Aldridge  To  Jo Smith>
<Recorded  23 March  1848.>
This Indenture made and entered into this Thirteenth day of Janu[ary]  in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two  Between James H. Aldridge and Mary 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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after one part and Joseph  Smith sole 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 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 other part Witnesseth that the said James H  Aldridge and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the  sum of fifty Dollars to them in hand paid the receipt wh[ereof]  is hereby acknowledged. do hereby grant bargain sell Conv[e]y  and confirm unto the said Joseph Smith, his successors in of[fice]  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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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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 viz, The North part of the North half of Lot no Thirty fi[ve]  in Block No Six of Kimballs addition to Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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. Commencing  at the North West Corner of Lot No Thirtyfive in Bloc[k]  No 6, and running South Eight Rods, thence West Twenty  East Twenty rods to Rigby’s line thence North Eight rods  thence west twenty rods to the place of beginning. Together  with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto  belonging or in any-wise appertaining, To have and to  hold all the above described premises unto the said Joseph  Smith his successors in office and assigns forever
And the said James H Aldridge and Mary his wife  their heirs and assigns the aforesaid premises unto the  said Joseph Smith & his successors and assigns the  aforesaid premises against the claims of all and  every person whomsoever do and will warrant and  defend by these presents, In Testimony whereof the  said James H Aldridge and Mary his wife of the  first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the  day and year above written
James H Aldridge L S
Mary <her x. mark> Aldridge L S
Signed sealed and delivered  in presence of C E Tuicher
The words “his heirs” were erased  three times and the word “saints”  interlined before the signing of this  instrument
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 Ebenezer Robinson

25 May 1816–11 Mar. 1891. Printer, editor, publisher. Born at Floyd (near Rome), Oneida Co., New York. Son of Nathan Robinson and Mary Brown. Moved to Utica, Oneida Co., ca. 1831, and learned printing trade at Utica Observer. Moved to Ravenna, Portage Co....

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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 James H Aldridge and Mary  his wife whose signatures appear to the foregoing deed and  who are personally Known to me. to be the persons described he[rein]  and who executed the same. did severally acknowledge  that they had executed the same said cenveyance for the uses an[d]  [purposes herein mentioned. And the said Mary Aldridge] [p. 86]
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, IL, 13 Jan. 1842; Land Record Bk U, pp. 86–87, Hancock County Recorder’s Office; microfilm at Family History Library.

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