James Crawford Land in Warren County Indiana

One of the challenges with my CRAWFORD research is separating my CRAWFORD family from the family of James and Martha Crawford. My ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford is the son of James and Sally (Smith Duggins) Crawford.

Both James Crawford families lived in Preble County, Ohio before James and Martha and their children along with my ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford, moved to Warren County, Indiana. So, when I saw that Nelson Crawford was a first land owner in section 8 with James Crawford listed as a first landowner in both section 5 and section 8, I had to wonder if this could be MY James Crawford.


So, when I found the will of James Crawford (wife Martha) on Ancestry, I realized that I needed to put the land descriptions in the will onto a map. Below are the land descriptions from James Crawford’s will and images of the sections from First Landowners Project web site.

Home Place:- – Given to wife Martha and then to daughter, Celinda
North end of Quarter Section No 21 Range 8 West Township 21N

Harvey H Crawford
south half of section No 21 Range 8 West Township 21 N

Polly Swank
East half of SW quarter section no five T21N R8 west

Rebeekah
West half of section no 5 T21N R8 West

Nancy
East Half NW Quarter Section 8 T21N R8 W

By looking at the map, I can see that Polly Swank and Rebekah Crawford received the James Crawford land near Nelson G. Crawford via the will of their father James Crawford. Thus, the James Crawford who registered land near Nelson G. Crawford is not the father of Nelson G. Crawford.

Looking at other areas of Warren County on the First Landowners Project, there are several Crawford tracts of land in sections 25, 26, 35, 36 of Township 21 North Range 9 West and section 1 of Township 20 North of Range 9 West.

Will of James Crawford 

Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, James Crawford, Feb 1834; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2019).

Page 11
State of Indiana Warren County

Be it remembered that on the 12th day of February AD 1834 there was filed in the office of the clerk of the Probate Court of said County a will and testament of James Crawford late of said county deceased which will & Testament and affidavit or probate anexed thereto reads in the words & figures following to wit

“In the name of God amen I James Crawford of the county of Warren and State of Indiana being at present of sount and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this and no to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say — First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha the whole of the farm where on I now live that is to say eight acres acrss the norht end of the quarter section No 21 R8 W T 21N Together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and I do fur give and bequeath unto her all the stock and other property belonging to said farm, together with all my household furniture all of which is to be for her use and disposal during her natural lifetime — And at the death of my above name wife Martha I then give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Clinda the whole of the above described eight acres of land whereon I now live to be for her use and disposal forever. And I do further will and bequeath unto my beloved son Harvey H Crawford all the South half of the above named and described quarter section so soon as he becomes of full and lawful age to be at his use and disposal forever. And I further give and bequeath unto him a young horse known by the name of Poney to be at his disposal forever.

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And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Polly Swank the East half of the SW quarter section no five T21 N R8 West to be at her sole use and disposal forever to make her equal with my daughter Betsy Lincoln and Sally Shanklin John D Crawford and William A Crawford and James S Crawford — And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rebeekah; all the west half of the above described section no five T21 N R8 West to be at her sole use and disposal forever — And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Nancy all the East half of the North West quarter Section Eight T21N R8 W to be at her sole use and disposal forever — And I do more over give and bequeath unto my beloved sons James & Harvey Crawford one hundred dollars out of a note which I hold on Adam Swinehart which money is to be laid out for an eight acre lot of land to be equally divided between them both, and be at their disposal forever.
And I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of Sepber in the year of our Lord 1831. And I do hereby constitute my friends William Pugh and D. D. Hall to be my executors of this my last will and Testament.
James Crawford (seal)
Attest
John C Irvin
James Higgenbottom

State of Indiana Warren County
Warren Probate Court February Term A.D. 1834
Be it remembered that on the 12th day of February aforesaid being the third judicial day of the aforesaid term of the court into open court

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came John C Irvin and James Higenbottom the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will and testament of James Crawford who being duly sworn upon their oaths say that they saw the said James the testator sign and seal said will and heard him proclaim it to be his last will and testament and that they verily believe at the time of his doing the same he the said James was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they at that time subscribed their names as witnesses thereunto at his the said Testator request
John C Irvin
James Higginbottom

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this twelfth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

James Cunningham Clerk
by L Kenkennon Depty

Recorded the twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
James Cunningham Clerk of the
Probate Court of Warren County Indiana

Elusive David Hall Family

Jane Crawford, daughter of James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford married David Hall. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find much information on David and Jane Hall.David Hall1 lived in Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1820.2

He filed land entry papers for land being the East half of the Southwest quarter of section 25 Township 10 of Range 5 containing 80 acres on 24 Apr 1820 in Indiana, United States.3

He  purchased land being lot 104 in Columbus in 1823 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.4

David  purchased land being lot 63 in Columbus in 1823 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.5

He filed land entry papers for land being the West half of the Southwest quarter of Section 25 Township 10 of Range 5 containing 80 acres on 1 Jan 1823 in Indiana, United States.6

David Hall of Dearborn County, Indiana made full payment for the south West quarter of the North East quarter of Section seventeen in township six of Range two West in the District of lands subject to sale at Cincinnati, Ohio (lying in Indiana) containing 40 acres on 7 Nov 1837 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.7

David sold land being lot number 104 in Columbus on 1 Dec 1838 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.8

He sold land land being lot number 63 in Columbus on 2 Oct 1839 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.9

David Hall and Jane Crawford10 were married on 5 Jan 1814 in Jefferson, Indiana, United States.1,1117

Jane Crawford, daughter of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson, was born about 1796.

She was the child of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson.16

She was also known as Jane Hall on 5 Jan 1814.1


        1. Jefferson County Indiana Early Marriage Records 1811-1828 (: , 1981), (Crawford.IN.035). Found online at [WebAddress].        

2. 1820 U.S. Census, Jefferson County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson County, Indiana, image 23, James Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33.        

3. Indiana, Bartholomew County. Deeds, vols. M (cont.)-N, 1848-1849.  Film ##1301782 DGS 8059762. David Hall, 18 Sept 1849 Vol. N: page 327; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online September 2019.       

4. Indiana, Bartholomew. Deeds, Vol. A, 1822-1827.  Film ##1301775 DGS 8059756. David Hall, 1823 Vol. A: page 153-154; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online September 2019.        

5. Indiana, Bartholomew. Deeds, Vol. A, 1822-1827, David Hall, Vol. A; .        

6. Indiana, Bartholomew County. Deeds, vols. M (cont.)-N, 1848-1849, David Hall, 18 Sep 1849; .        

7. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online April 2019), David Hall.        

8. Indiana, Barthlomew County. Deed Record Volume F.  Film ##1301778 DGS 8059758. David Hall to Solomon Shell, 1 Dec 1838 Vol. F: page 358; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.        

9. Indiana, Barthlomew County. Deed Record Volume F, David Hall, 2 Oct 1839; .        

10. Mary Hedges Reiner, compiler, Oregon State Roster of Ancestor DAR 1963 (Portland, Oregon: 1929), p. 84; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017.        

11. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Jane Crawford / David Hall].        

12. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

13. “Indiana, Marraiges, 1810-2001,” database, Ancestry,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

14. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

15. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall; State library of Indiana.].        

16. Florence Wilson Houston, Maxwell History and Genealogy (Indianapolis, IN: Press of C. E. Pauley & Co., 1916), p. 255; digitized copy, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/maxwellhistoryge00hous : downloaded copy May 2019.        

17. Betty M Ritchie, Compiler, Jefferson County Indiana Marriage Records 1811-1831: 1820 heads of household listed, Ripley County Historical Society, sponsor (Madison, IN: Ripley County Historical Society, n.d.), page 1 and 10.

John S Crafton Deed

FamilySearch
Bartholomew County, Indiana
Deeds, Vols. W (cont.) – X (to p.651), 1856-1858
FamilySearch Film 1301899 DGS 8059780

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

1834 Deed John Crawford to Eli Guthrey

Bartholomew County, Indiana
Deeds, 1822-1887

Deeds, vols. D-E (to p.515), 1833-1837
FamilySearch Film 1301777 DGS 8059757

Book D page 406

Crawford to Guthrey

This indenture made this sixteenth day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four between
John Crawford and Rebecca his wife of the first part of the county
of Bartholomew and State of Indiana and Eli Guthrey and William
Johnson of the County and State aforesaid of the second part
Witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the
sum of three hundred dollars lawful money to them in hand paid
by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged has granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by
these presents doth grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the
said Eli Guthery and William Johnson their heirs and assigns forever
all the certain tract or parcel of situated lying and being in Bartholomew
County and State aforesaid in the district of land sold at Indianapolis
being the West half of the South West quarter of section thirty four
in township no. Ten north of range No. five East containing eighty
acres together with all and singular the hereditaments & improvements and
appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining together
with the rents issues and profits thereof To have and to hold the
premises hereby sold and conveyed together with the appurtenances to the
sole and only proper benefits use and behoof of the said Eli Guthrey
and William Johnson their heirs and assigns forever and the said John
Crawford and Rebecca his wife for themselves their heirs executors and
administrators and assigns the aforesaid tract of land with all and singul
ar the appurtenances thereunto belonging or unto Eli Guthrey and
William Johnson his heirs and assigns from the claim or claims of
every person whatever will warrant and forever defend
In Testimony whereof the said John Crawford and Rebecca his
wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first
above written.
John Crawford (seal)
Rebecca (her mark) Crawford (seal)
In presence of us
Witness
Corbley Guthrey
Samuel M Buckhanon

State of Indian
Bartholomew County
Before the undersigned a Justice of the
peace within and for said county personally
came John Crawford and Rebecca his wife the within grantors and
being examined agreeable to the act in such cases made and provided
acknowledged the above indenture to be their voluntary act and deed
for the uses and purposes therein contained
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
the sixteenth of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty
five
John Pitcher Justice of (seal)
the peace
Recorded March the 17th 1835
Joseph McKinney RBC

1849 Hall Patent Number 78

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records
Deeds, Vols. M (cont.) – N, 1848-1849
FamilySearch Film 1301782 DGS 8059762

image 329 – start of item 2
Deed Record VOl N
17 Apr 1849 – 27 Dec 1849

Hall David form USA E SW S25 T20 R5 80 acres Nov 1822
Book N page 327

Certificate No 78

The United States of America. To all to whom these
presents shall come Greeting.
Wherein David Hall of Jefferson County, Indiana
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United
States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at
Brookville, State of Indiana whereby it appears that
full payment has been made by the said David
Hall according tot he provisions of the Act of Con-
gress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled, “An act ma-
king further provision for the sale of the Public Lands
for the East half of the South West quarter of Section
twenty-five in Township ten, of Range five, in the
District of Brookville and State of Indiana containing

Eighty acres according to the official plat of the survey
of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office
by the Surveyor General which said tract of has been
purchased by the said David Hall — Now know
ye, that the United States of America, in consider-
ation of the premises and in conformity with the sev-
eral acts of Congress in such case made and provided
have given and granted and by these presents do give and
grant unto the said David Hall the said tract
above described: To have and to hold the same
together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and
appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto be-
longing, unto the said David Hall and his heirs and
assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, James Monroe Pres-\
ident of the United States of America, have caused
these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the Gen-
eral Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of
Washington the thirteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and twenty two and of the Independence of
the United States the forty seventh.
By the President: James Monroe
John McLean Commissioner of the General
Land Office
Recorded
Vol. 4 – page 285 exd

Recorded 18th Sept. 1849
Isaac S. Bourdman RBC

1849 Hall Patent

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records
Deeds, Vols. M (cont.) – N, 1848-1849
FamilySearch Film 1301782 DGS 8059762

image 329 – start of item 2
Deed Record Vol N
17 Apr 1849 – 27 Dec 1849

Hall David from USA S SW S25 T10 R5 80 acres Jan 1824 Book N page 326

page 326
Certificate No. 79

The United States of America. To all to whom
these presents shall come, greeting:
Whereas David Hall of Jefferson County, Ind-
iana has deposited in the General Land Office of
the United States, a certificate of the Register of the
Land Office at Brookville, State of Indiana whereby
it appears that full payment has been made by
the said David Hall according to the provisions of
the Act of January the 24th of April, 1820, entitled

‘An act making further provision for the sale of the
Public Lands for the West half of the South West
quarter of Section twenty five, in township ten, of
Range five in the District of Brookville and State
of Indiana containing eighty acres according to the of-
ficial plat of the survey of the said Lands returned to
the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which
said tract has been purchased by the said David Hall
now known [Ya], that the United State of America in
consideration of the Premises and in conformity with
the several acts of Congress in such case made and pro-
vided, have given and granted and by these presents
do give and grant unto the said David Hall the
said tract of above described:To have and to hold
the same together with all the rights, privileges, [unim-]
[nities] and appurtenances of whatsoever nature then
unto belonging unto the said David Hall and his
him and assigns forever.
In Testimony whereof I, James Monroe Pres-
ident of the United States of America, have caused
these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the
General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my had at the city of Washing-
ton, the first day of January in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty
three and of the Independence of the United States
the forty seventh.
By the President: James Monroe
Recorded
Dec 5 – page 109 Exd John McLean Commissioner of the
General Land Office
Recorded Sept. 18th 1849
Isaac S [Boautman] R.B.C.

1823 Hall Purchases Lot 63 Columbus

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records

General Index, Vol. 11, 1885-1887 / Deeds, Vol. A 1822-1827
FamilySearch film 1301775 DGS 8059756

Hall David from Farquer John agent
page 154

No. 132

Know all men by these presents that I John Farguar
agent for the county of Bartholomew in the state of Indiana for
and in condition of Dollars to me in hand before the en-
sealng hereby David Hall the receipt whereof I do hereby ac
knowledged have in my capacity as agent as aforesaid
and for and in behalf of the county of Bartholomew granted
bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant
bargain sell and convey unto the said David Hall his heirs
and assignes forever the following described tract or parcel
or lot of land situated in the town of Columbus in said
county of Bartholomew known and designated on the plat of said
town by no Sixty three situated in the town of Columbus con-

taning eleven thousand two hundred and fifty square feet
to have and to hold the said tract or parcel or lot of land
with all the appurtenances and priveleges to the same belonging
to the said David Hall his heirs and assignes to his and
they own proper use benefit and behoof forever and
the said John Farquar in my said capacity and for and
in behalf of the said county of Bartholomew do hereby coven
ant unto and with the said David Hall his heirs and
assignes that before and until the ensealing hereof the
said county of Bartholomew is the true sole and lawful owner
of said granted tract or parcel or lot of land is lawfully
seased and possessed of the same as absolute estate in fee
simple and has good right full power and lawful
authority to grant bargain sell and convey the same in man
ner aforesaid and further I the said John Farquar
in my said capacity and for and in behalf of the said
county of Bartholomew do covenant unto the said David
Hall his heirs and assignes to warrant and defend the
above granted tract or lot of land with all the priveleges and
appurtenances to the same belonging against the lawful claims

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and demands of any persons whatsoever In witness whereof I hereunto set my
hand and seal this AD one thousand eight hundred & twenty three.
John Farquar Agent (seal)
of Bartholomew County
in presence of
Ebenezer Ward

State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
Then personally appeared John
Farquar and acknowledged the above instrument by him
subscribed as agent for the county of Bartholomew to e
his voluntary act and deed. Before me Ebenezer Ward
one of the Justices of the Peace within and for the said County
Given under my and and seal this _____ 1823
Ebenezer ward Justice of the Peace (seal)

1839 Hall to Mounts Deed

Barthlomew County Indiana
Land Records

Deeds, Vols. E (cont.) to G (to p. 351), 1837-1840
FamilySearch Film 1301778 DGS 8059758

Hall David to Wm Mounts Columbus lot 63 Oct 2 1839 Book F page 692

Volume F starts on image 59
Deed Record Vol F
20 Nov 1837 to 11 Oct 1839
Item 2

Hall David to Mounts William p 692

Book F page 692
Image 434
David Hall & Jane Hall his wife to William Mounts
2 Oct 1839

This Indenture made this second day of October in the year of Our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between David Hall & Jane Hall his wife
of the County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana of the first part and William
Mounts of the County and State aforesaid of the second part witnesseth that the
said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars
to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part The receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do
grant bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns
forever the following described tract or lot of Land situate lying and being in
the town of Columbus and state aforesaid and being known and designated in the
plott of said Town as Lot numbered (63) sixty Three on Jackson street in said town

To have and to hold the said above described premises with all the ap-
purtenances to the same belonging to the said party of the second part and his
heirs and assigns forever and the said party of the first part for themselves and
for their heirs executors and administrators do covenant to and with the said
party of the second part and his heirs and assigns that they and their heirs exe-
cutors and adminstrators will warrant and defend the title to the said premises
to the said premises to the said party of the second part and his assigns forever.
In witness whereof the said David Hall and Jane Hall his wife have here-
unto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Sealed and delivered in presence of
John Jackson

David Hall(seal)
Jane (her mark) Hall (seal)

State of Indiana
Bartholomew County Sct
On this second day of October in the year 1839 Person-
ally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the peace of said County the

page 693

above subscribed David Hall and acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be
his voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein contained also Jane
Hall the wife of the said David Hall who being by me examined seperate and
apart from her husband the same being read and the full contents of said deed
being made known to her acknowledged that she voluntarily and of her own free
will and accord and as her act and deed did seal and deliver the said deed
to convey all her right of Dower in said premises, without any fear coercion
or compulsion from her said husband.
Given under my hand and seal this second day of October A.D. 1839.
John Jackson (seal)
Justice of the Peace

Image 440 – start of Item 3
Deed Record Vol. G 12 Oct 1839 to 23 Jan 1841
NO Halls in volume index
Crawford John to Henry Dickinson page 357 – on next film

1838 Hall to Shell Deed

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records

Deeds, Vols. E (cont.) to G (to p. 351), 1837-1840
FamilySearch Film 1301778 DGS 8059758

Hall David to Wm Mounts Columbus lot 63 Oct 2 1839 Book F page 692

Volume F starts on image 59
Deed Record Vol F
20 Nov 1837 to 11 Oct 1839
Item 2

Hall David to Shell Solomon page 358
Hall David to Mounts William p 692

Book F Page 358
image 267
David Hall and Jane Hall his wife to Solomon Shell
1 Dec 1838

This Indenture made this first day of December, in the year of Our lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between David Hall and Jane Hall his wife
of the County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana of the first part and Solomon Shell
of the County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana of the second part witnesseth that
the said David Hall & Jane his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hun-
dred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Solomon Shell the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth
grant bargain and sell unto the said Solomon shell his heirs and assigns forever
the following described tract or parcel of land situate in the town of Columbus
in said County of Bartholomew, known and designated on the plat of said Town by lot
No. one hundred and four fronting on Walnut street seventy five feet and one hundred
and fifty feet back to an ally containing eleven thousand two hundred and fifty square
feet.
To have and to hold the above described premises with all the appurten-
ances to the same belonging to the said Solomon Shell and his heirs and assigns for-
ever. And the said David Hall for himself and for his heirs executors and adminis-
trators doth covenant to and with the said Solomon Shell his heirs and assigns that
said David Hall his heirs executors and administrators will and defend the title to
the said premises to the said Solomon Shell and his heirs assigns forever.
In witness whereof the said David Hall and Jane Hall his wife hath hereun-
to set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
David Hall (Seal)
Jane (her mark) Hall (seal)

State of Indiana
Bartholomew County sct)
On this first day of December in the year 1838 Per-
sonally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace of said County the
above subscribed David Hall and acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be his vol-
untary act and deed for the purposes therein contained,
Also Jane Hall the wife of the said David Hall who being
by me examines separate and apart from her husband, the same having been read and
the full contents of said deed being made known to her acknowledged that she vol-
untarily and of her own free will and accord, and as her act and deed did seal and
deliver the said deed to convey all her right of Dower in said premises without any
fer coercion or compulsion from her said husband.
Given under my hand and seal.
John Jackson (seal)
Justice of the peace
Recorded Dec. 1st 1838.
Isaac S. Boardman R. B. C.

1822 Hall Purchase Lot 104 Columbus

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records

General Index, Vol. 11, 1885-1887 / Deeds, Vol. A 1822-1827
FamilySearch film 1301775 DGS 8059756

image 177
start of item 2
Deed Record Vol. A
22 Aug 1822 to 2 Apr 1829

Hall David from Farquer John, Agent

page 153

No 131

Know all men by these presents that I John Farquer
agent for the county of Bartholomew in the state of Indiana for and
in consideration dollars to me in hand before the ensealing have
by David Hall the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge
have in my capacity of agent as aforesaid and for and in
behalf of the sd county of Bartholomew granted bargained
sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain
sell and convey unto the said David Hall his heirs and as-
signs forever the following described tract parcel or lot
of land situated in the town of Columbus in said county
of Bartholomew known and designated on the plat of said
town by number one hundred and four containing seventy
five feet front and one hundred and fifty back contain-
int eleven thousand two hundred and fifty square feet to have
and to hold the said tract or lot of land with all its appurte
nances and priveleges to the same belonging to the said
David Hall his heirs and assigns to his and their own

proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the said
John Farquer in my said capacity and for and in behalf
of the said county of Bartholomew do hereby covenant unto and
with the said David Hall his heirs and assigns that until [?]
[?] in sealing hereof the county of Bartholomew is the true sole and
lawful owner of the above granted tract or parcel of land is
lawfully seased and possessed of the same as an absolute
estate in fee simple and has good right full power and
lawful authority to grant bargain sell and convey the same
in manner aforesaid and further I the said John Farquar
in my said capacity and for and in behalf of the said
County of Bartholomew do covenant unto and with the said
David Hall his heirs and assigns to warrant defend the
above granted tract or parcel of land with all the priveleges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging against the lawful
claims and demands of any person or persons whatsoever
In witness hereof I have here unto set my hand and seal
this A.D. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun-
dred and twenty three
John Farquer Agent (seal)
of BC
Signed Sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Ebenezer Ward

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State of Indiana
Bartholomew County Sct
There personally appeared John Farquar and
acknowledged the above instrument by him signed as agent
for the county of Bartholomew to be his voluntary act and deed
before me Ebenezer Ward one of the Justices of the Peace within
and for said county given under my hand and seal this 1823
Ebenezer Ward Justice
of the Peace (seal)