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Heirs of James Crawford

While obtaining a digital image of a deed, I decided to re-do my research of land records in Warren County, Indiana for the Crawford surname. Not only does my ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford, and his descendants have land records in Warren County, but also the James Crawford married to Martha Knight and his descendants have land records in Warren County.

One of the finds (or re-finds) from this deed research was a deed identifying the heirs of James Crawford and Martha Knight.

Warren County Indiana
Deeds

Book 8 – Deed records, v. 8-9, 1844-1848 FS film 1977053

Image 174
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This Indenture made the twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord
Eighteen hundred and forty four between James S Crawford and Rachel
Crawford his wife, Harvy H Crawford, Polly Crawford his wife William
H Crawford and Lutitia Crawford his wife and Moses J Lincoln and Eliza
beth Lincoln his wife formerly Elizabeth Crawford David Shankling and
Sarah Shankling his wife formerly Sarah Crawford Washington M Pugh and
Nancy Pugh his wife formerly Nancy Crawford Oliver Swank and Mary
Swank his wife formerly Mary Crawford John French and Celinda French his
wife formerly Celinda Crawford and Rebecca Crawford the Heirs of James
Crawford Deceased of the County of Warren and State of Indiana of the first
part and John Alexander of the County and State aforesaid of the other part
Witnesseth that the said above named persons for and in consideration of
the sum of Three Hundred Seventy five dollars to them in hand paid by the
said John Alexander the receipt whereof thea doth hereby acknowledge hat gran
ted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed, and doth by these presents grant
bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said John Alexander his heirs and
assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Warren afore
said it being the East half of the South East quarter of S35 in T21 N of Range 9

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of Warren County Indiana
West lands subjected to sale at Crawfordsville estimated to contain eighty
acres to be the same more or less together with all the appurtenances thereunto
belonging and the  reversions remainders and profits thereof and all the estate
title and interest of the said above named persons in and to the same
To have and to hold the premises aforesaid with all the appurtenances to
the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said John Alexander, his
heirs and assigns forever. And the said above named persons for himself his
heirs executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with
the said John Alexander their heirs and assigns that he the said above
named parson is lawfully seized in fee of the premises aforesaid that
they are free from all incumbrance, and that they has good right to sell
and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid and further that
they and their heirs executors and administrators shall and will war
rant and defend the said premises to the said John Alexander his
heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of himself and his heirs
and also against the lawful claim or claims of all and every other person
or persons whatsoever. And the said Rachel Crawford the wife of
James S Crawford and Polly Crawford the wife of Harvey H Crawford
and Lutitia Crawford the wife of William A Crawford and Elizabeth
Lincoln the wife of Moses J Lincoln Sarah Shankling the wife of David
Shankling Nancy Pugh the wife of Washington M Pugh Mary Swank
the wife of Oliver Swank Celinda French the wife of John French and
Rebecca Crawford doth hereby relinquish all their right and title of
dower of and in the premises aforesaid In witness whereof the said above
named parsons have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year
above written.

Moses J Lincoln (seal)
Elizabeth her mark Lincoln (seal
Oliver Swank (seal
Mary Swank (seal)
Washington M Pugh (seal)
Nancy Pugh (seal)
David Shankland (seal)
Sarah Shankland (seal)
Rebecca her mark Crawford
James S Crawford (seal)
Rachel Crawford (seal)
William A Crawford (seal)
Lutitia Crawford (seal)
John his mark French (seal)
Celinda French (seal)
Harvey H Crawford (seal)
Polly D Crawford (seal

Singed Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
J [N] Wilson

State of Indiana Warren County to wit
Be it remembered that the within named James S Crawford and Rachel his
wife Harvy H Crawford and Polly his wife William A Crawford and Lutitia
his wife, Moses J Lincoln and Elizabeth his wife, David Shankling Sarah his
wife Washington M Pugh and Nancy his wife Oliver Swank and Mary Swank
his wife John French and Celinda his wife and Rebecca Crawford this
day personally before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace of the County

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Record of Deeds
of Warren and acknowledged that they signed sealed and deliv
ered the within indenture as their act and deed for the purposes
therein specified and the said above named persons being of
full age and being by me duly examined separate and apart from their
said husbands and the contents of the said indenture being made known
to her declared that they relinquished all their right and title of dower in
and to the lands and tenements in the within indenture set forth
and described and that they voluntarily and of their own free will and
accord and without any coercion or compulsion of their husbands sig
ned sealed and delivered the said indenture as their act and deed for
the purposes aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal at Williamsport
in the County aforesaid this 21 day of October in the year of our Lord eigh
teen hundred and forty four. J. N. Wilson a Justice of teh peace (seal)
Recorded December 30th AD 1845
Wm R Boyer Recorder of Warren County Indiana