Jefferson County
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Know ye that we Thomas M. Ballard & Nancy A. Ballard wife of the said Thomas M. Ballard 
for and inconsideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid by Robert M. Ballard The recept(sic) where of is hereby acknowledged, doth by these present        grant Bargan, sell, and convey unto the said Robert M. Ballard his ^heirs^ and assigns           forever the following described Real Estate. Togeather (sic) with all and singular the   appurtenances there to belonging that is to say the North East fourth of the North west 
fourth of section nineteen in Township three south of range three East^ containing 60 10/00^ 
also South East quarter of south West quarter of section eighteen in Township three South
Range three East containing Forty nine Acres and Forty Eight hundreds more or less And
the said Thomas M. Ballard for himself, his heirs  Executors and Administrators, doth 
covenant to and with the said Robert M. Ballard his heirs executors administrators and
assigns that he is well sized of the above described premises and will forever warrant and 
defend the title there to against the claims of any and all persons whomsoever and the 
said Nancy A. Ballard wife of the said Thomas M. Ballard who joins in this conveyance for
that purpose in consideration of the premises doth by these present release, relinquish and forward quit claim unto the said Robert M. Ballard his heirs and assigns forever all right of
Dower which may now or hereafter vest in her as the wife of the said Thomas M. Ballard in testimony whereof the said Thomas M. Ballard and Nancy A. Ballard his wife have hereunto
set hands and seals this 13th day of February A.D. 1852
                                                                   his
Attest     Elisha Wilson                                Thomas M. Ballard 
              Wilbert n Chrisman                       mark
                                                                  her
                                                                  Nancy A. Ballard
                                                                  mark

State of Illinois
Jefferson County
        
        Be it remembered that on this 13th day of February 1852 before the under signed a justice of the peace and for said personaly appeared Thomas M. Ballard and Nancy A. his wife, both personally known to me as the real persons who have subscribed and sealed the foregoing
Deed of conveyance and bring before me, respectively acknowledge the same to be there free
and voluntary act and (did ?) for the purposes there in mentioned. And the said Nancy A. Ballard wife of the said Thomas M. Ballard being by me examined seperate and apart from her said husband and made aquinted with the contracts, and effect of said Deed of conveyance acknowledged that she had Executed the same freely and voluntarily, without the or compulsion of her husband and that she relinquished all right of Dower to the premises thereby conveyed which may now or here after vest in her as the wife of the said Thomas M. Ballard 
all of which is hereby certified the day and date aforsaid
                                                                                       Elisha Wilson     JP 

Filed and recorded April 5 AD 1852
in Book F page 19

This was copied from the original in my possession.
Robert M. Ballard was my GG Grandfather.
Phyllis Patterson   pjpat@digital.net


Submitted by: Phyllis Patterson  Oct 15, 2001

 
 
 
 
 

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