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John S Crafton Deed

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Bartholomew County, Indiana
Deeds, Vols. W (cont.) – X (to p.651), 1856-1858
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This is likely, John S. Crafton [KP3G-WHX], grandson of James and Rebecca Crawford.

Book W page 519 – Crafton Jno S heir


Whereas heretofore Reason S Foster Administrator of the Estate of
John S Crafton late of that County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana
deceased filed in the Court of Common Pleas of said County by his petition
representing that said deceased in his life time towit on —— day of
AD 1851 executed to John W Hazelwood of Decatur County Indi-
ana his title bond or contract for the North East quarter of the North
East quarter of section eleven in township ten north of Range seven
east containing forty acres in consideration of the sum of two hundred
dollars to him in hand paid and two hundred and sixty five dollars
which was due and payable on on the 25th day of December 1852
which last sum of money remained due and unpaid and that
said decedent died without making any provision for the conveyance
of said tract of land so sold as aforesaid and that Louisiana
Crafton aged one year was the only child of said decedent and
whereas such such proceeding were had upon said petition in
said Court of Common Pleas that afterwards at the term thereof hol
den in April in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty
three it was ordered adjudged and decreed by the said Court
that said defendant John W Hazelwood upon payment of the
purchase money due in accordance with the terms of the contract
exhibited herein is legally entitled to a deed in fee simple for
the North East quarter of the North East quarter of section eleven
in township ten north of Range seven East containing forty
acres and that the undersigned William Singleton be and is hereby ap
ppointed Commissioner herein to execute a Conveyance to said John
W Hazelwood his heirs and assigns for said tract of land.
Now therefore in pursuance of the said decree and in considera
tion of the sum of two hundred and sixty five dollars to him
in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and
in compliance with the trust refused in him as such doth
hereby grants alien and confirm to the said John W Hazelwood
and to his heirs and assigns forever all the right to and
interest of the said Louisiana Crafton of in and to the said
tract of land in the said petition and also herein above described
To have and to hold the same to him the said John W. Hazelwood
and his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof the un
dersigned has hereunto affixed his seal and signature as such
Commissioner as aforesaid the fourth day of July in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three.
William Singleton
State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
I Isaac S Boardman, Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas of said County hereby certify that at a term of
said Court held at the Court house in Columbus on the 5th

Book W page 520

day of July 1853 William Singleton personally appeared in open
Court and acknowledged the foregoing deed as appears from the
records of said Court remaining in my office.
In Testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and
affix the seal of said Court at Columbus this 25
July 1853.
L S Boardman
Recorded January 20 1857
Wm C Abbott R B C