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Carroll County Deed Bk-32  Pg-424

Elijah Drown


Know all Men by these Presents that we Elijah Drown of Eaton County of Carroll and state of New Hampshire and Mary A. Drown wife of the said Elijah Drown for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to me in hand before the delivery hereof, well and truly paid by Widow Polly Drown of Eaton County of Carroll state of New Hampshire the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, convey and confirm unto the said Widow Polly Drown and her heirs and assigns forever, or during her natural life for the purpose of securing to her her maintenance. 

After the death of Widow Polly Drown the undermentioned premises to be the property of Elijah Drown and his heirs.  The premises or estate is described as follows (viz) a certain piece or parcel of land situated in Eaton bounded as follows: southerly by land formally owned by Ivory Kenneson westerly by land now occupied by Hiram Paul on the north by the Ham farm so called, on the east by land owned by Dennis Patch meaning to convey the Josiah Drew farm so called and is the same farm that Amos Towle deeded to Stephen Drown of Freedom deed bearing date March 23, 1853 and Stephen Drown deeded to me deed bearing date October 3, 1856.

To have and to hold the said granted premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging to the said Widow Polly Drown and her heirs and assigns to them and their only proper use and benefit forever. 

And we the said Elijah Drown and Mary A. Drown and our heirs, executors and administrators, do hereby covenant, grant and agree to and with the said Widow Polly Drown and her heirs and assigns, that until the delivery hereof we are the lawful owner of the said premises, and are seized and possessed thereof in our own right in fee simple, and have full power and lawful authority to grant and convey the same in manner aforesaid; and the said premises are free and clear from all and every incumbrance whatsoever; and that we and our heirs, executors and administrators, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Widow Polly Drown and her heirs and assigns against the lawful claims and demands of any person or persons whomsoever.

And I, Mary A. Drown wife of said Elijah Drown in consideration aforesaid, do hereby relinquish my right of dower in the before mentioned premises.

And we and each of us do hereby release, discharge and waive all such rights of exemption from attachment and levy or sale on execution, and such other rights whatsoever, in said premises and in each and every part thereof, as our family homestead, as are reserved or secured to us or either of us, by the statute of the State of New Hampshire, passed July 4th, 1851, entitled “An Act to exempt the homestead of families from attachment and levy or sale on execution,” or by any other statute or statutes of said State.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this Eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord 1858.

Erastus Baker                                                         Elijah Drown  [seal]

Helen M Baker                                                       Mary A. Drown  [seal]

State of New Hampshire Carroll SS. January 11, A.D. 1858 Personally appearing, the above named Elijah Drown and Mary Drown acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be their voluntary act and deed, Before me  Erastus Baker, Justice of the Peace

Received January 11, 1858 at 1:00 P.M. Examined by ________Hardy, Recorder.








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