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Carroll County Deed Book 42-138

David A. Sargent

Know all men by these presents that I David A. Sargent of Freedom, County of Carroll and state of New Hampshire yeoman in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars paid by Almira Sargent widow of Jesse Sargent of said Freedom NH deceased the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Almira Sargent her heirs and assigns forever the following described real estate lying and being in the said town of Freedom NH and it is the farm where I now reside and it is the same farm lately the homestead of Jesse Sargent late of Freedom deceased together with one third part of the buildings thereon standing said farm is estimated to contain twenty acres of land let the same be more or less.

To have and to hold the aforegranted and bargained premises with all the buildings and appurtenances thereof to the said Almira Sargent her heirs and assigns to her and their use and behoof forever.  And I do covenant with the said Almira Sargent his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises; that they are free of all encumbrances; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Almira Sargent to hold as aforesaid and that I and my heirs will warranty and defend the same to the said Almira Sargent her heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. 

Provided nevertheless that if the said David Sargent shall in a proper way maintain support and suitably maintain the said Almira Sargent at the home where she now resides in said Freedom NHampshire during her natural life in sickness and in health with medical aid when necessary and furnish her with every necessary thing for her convenience and comfort that her circumstances and condition from time to time may require and at her decease give her a decent burial.  (The meaning is he is to furnish her the said Almira with good and wholesome meats and drinks clothing and lodging with every other necessary convenience that her condition may require and all to be done and furnished according to her standing and conditions in life and to be furnished during her natural life; and her said support and maintenance to be provided at the home where the has long since resided unless she shall consent to have it furnished at some other place agreed on between her and said David Sargent or his heirs.) 

Then this deed shall be entirely and completely null and void to all intents and purposes but if said support and maintenance be not furnished according to the true intent and meaning of the above within under the proviso and also the said buried, then this deed shall remain in full force and virtue. 

In witness whereof I the said David A. Sargent have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of November AD one thousand and eight hundred fifty five signed sealed and delivered in presence of  us


David Colcord                                                        David A. Sargent [seal]

Josiah Sargent


Received January 1, 1863 Examined by _______Hardy, Recorder









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