John S Crafton Deed

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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

page 155

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

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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

page 154

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)

1846 Vawter Deed

Jefferson County, Indiana
Deed Records, 1812-1891

Deed Record v. X, July 1846-May 1846 / Deed Record v. 1. May 1846-Mar 1847
FamilySearch Film 1310277 DGS 8059622

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Volume 1 Page 528 to 529
Beverly Vawter and Elizabeth Vawter to Thomas Blair

page 528

This Indenture made this twenty first day of December in the year of
our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and forty six between Beverly Vawter
and Elizabeth Vawter his wife of the County of Jefferson and state of India
na of the first part and Thomas Blair of the county and state aforesaid
of the second part Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for
and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy dollars
lawful money of the United States to them in hand well and truly paid
by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged
have granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presents
do grant bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said party of the
second part his heirs ans assigns forever, a certain lot or parcel of land
lying n the county of Jefferson and State of Indiana being apart of
the North West quarter of section thirty one (31) Township five (5) North of
the Range line being the southwest corner of said Vawter’s land thence by
and with said range line North four and a half degrees west thirty poles to a
sugar tree on the north side of a branch thence down said branch north
eighty nine degrees east twenty seven poles and fifteen links to a stone
thence down said branch north forty five and one fourth degrees
east forty poles to a buckeye thence south forty eight and one fourth degrees
east thirteen poles to sycamore thence down Indian Rentnek Creek
South twenty seven and three fourth degrees East twenty eight poles
and six links to a stone on the west bank of said creek thence south

page 529

sixty two and a half degrees west ninety poles to the place of beginning
containing eleven and a half acres.
In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set
their hand and seals the day and year first above written.
Beverly Vawter (seal)
Elizabeth (her mark) Vawter (seal)
Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Zephaniah Freeman

State of Indiana
Jefferson County

Before me Zephaniah Freeman a Justice of the
peace with and for said County this day personally appeared Beverly
Vawter and Elizabeth Vawter his wife the above grantors who are
personally known to me to be such and severally acknowledges the sign
in sealing and delivery of the above indenture to be their voluntary
act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and I having ma
de known to the said Elizabeth Vawter the wife of the said Beverly
Vawter the full contents and purport of said above deed she severally ac
knowledged to me on a private examination separate and apart from
and without the hearing of her said husband that she executed said above
deed of her own free will and accord and without any coercion or
compulsion from her said husband.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal of Office this twenty first day of December one thousand
eight hundred and forty six
Zephaniah Freeman J.P. (Seal)
Recd for record Jany 12th 1847 at 1 O Ck p.m. and recorded Jany 20 1847

1838 Vawter Deed

Jefferson County, Indiana
Deed Records, 1812-1891

Deed record v. O cont. June 1838-Aug 1838 / Deed record v. P Aug 1838 – Apr 1839 / Deed record v. Q Apr 1839 – Nov 1839
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Volume O Page 583-584

page 583

This Indenture made this twenty first day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eighth between
Beverly Vawter of the first part and Pascal Vawter of the second
part witnesseth that the said Beverly Vawter hath given granted
aliened released and confirmed and by these presents do give grant
alien release convey and confirm unto the said Pascal Vawter
his heirs and assigns forever the following lot or parcel of land
bounded as follows to wit beginning at the half mile stake dividing
South East and North East Qrs of section 25 township no 5
North range ten East thence West with the  line dividing the afores
aid tr one hundred and sixty poles to the center of the section thence South
with the line dividing the South east and South west qrs of the above
said section Eighty poles to a white walnut thence East 5 / north eighty
four poles to sugar and swamp buck thence east 30 north 73 poles
to two elms and a sugar tree thence east 5 1/2 north twenty five
poles to a hickory and sugar thence north with the range line
forty four poles to the beginning estimated at seventy acres more or
less And all the estate right title interest claim and dem
and of him the said Beverly Vawter of in and to the said
premises and every part thereof together with all and singular
the privileges and appurtenances to the same or in any wise
appertaining and the rents and profits thereof to have and to
hold the premises hereby estimated to four hundred and 20 dollars
with all the appurtenances to the only use and behoof of the said
Pascal Vawter his heirs and assigns forever and further that he
the said Beverly Vawter his heirs executors and administrators will
warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises unto his son
Pascal Vawter his heirs and assigns forever In witness whereof
the said Beverly Vawter has hereunto set his hand and seal the

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day and year above written
Beverly Vawter (seal)
signed sealed and delivered
In presence of
John Steel
B[erryman] H Spiller

State of Indiana Jefferson County Before me John Steele a
Justice of the peace within and for said county personally appeared
Beverly Vawter who acknowledged the above deed of conveyance to be
his voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein
mentioned. Given under my hand and seal this 26 day of
March 1838
John Steele J.P. (seal)

Rec’d for record August 3rd 1838 Recorded August 6 1838