Deed between Jacob Keller and Amos Cornwall and 
James Winans - 1836

Contributed by  Steve Henry


Greene County Courthouse, Liber W, page 496


This Indenture made the nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six Between Jacob H. Keller and Clarissa his wife of the Town of Cairo in the County of Greene of the first part and Amos Cornwall of the Town of Catskill and James Winans of the said Town of Cairo of the second part.  Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand dollars lawful money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said parties of the second part at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the said parties of the second part their heirs executors and administrators forever released and discharged from the same by these presents have granted bargained sold released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain and sell release deliver and confirm unto the said parties of the second part in their actual possession now being and to their heirs and assigns forever  All those two certain pieces or parcels of land situated lying and being in the Town of Cairo in the County of Greene one parcel described as follows being part of lot No thirty four on the Van Bergens patent bounded as follows Beginning at a stake and stones in the line of the State lands running thence north thirty eight degrees east twenty-six chains to a dead pitch pine thence south forty two degrees east forty six chains to a stake and stones corner to Francis Lemons and on Peter Ensals line thence west thirty five chains to a small chestnut in the line of Peter Ensalls land thence north forty two degrees west eighteen chains to the place of beginning containing eighty five acres of land to be the same more or less being the same premises contained in a deed from John P Sherwood and wife to Jacob H Keller dated February 19th 1816  The other piece of land is described as follows  Beginning at a stone set in the ground the corner of James Lents land then by the line of Peter Ensalls land north one degree west five chains and eighty links to a chestnut tree then north forty two degrees west twenty one chains and twenty links to a white maple tree then south by the division line between Cornelius and Jacob Lee fifty degrees west seventy seven chains to a beach tree then south one degree east fifty six links to a black oak saplin then north by the line of James Lent sixty nine degrees 45 minutes east seventy eight chains to the place of beginning one hundred thirteen acres to be the same more or less it being the half of a tract of land granted by letters patent from the State of New York dated the 5th day of April 1818 to Jacob Lee and Cornelius Lee  Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the revision and revisions remainder and remainders unto issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest property claim or demand whatsoever of the said parties of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above described premises with the said hereditaments and appurtenances  To have and to hold the said premises above particularly mentioned and described and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances of the said parties of the second part to their heirs and assigns to the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of the said parties of the second part theirs heirs and assigns forever  And the said Jacob Keller party of the first part for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant grant promise and agree to and with the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns the above bargained premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns against the said parties of the first part & their heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim a whole or any part thereof will forever warrant and defend.  In witness whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above mentioned                          

                                                                                                                         Jacob H. Keller  LS                                                                                                                                    her mark                                                                                                                           Clarissa  X Keller  LS

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
The word “the” erased before execution
Calib Day witness to Jacob H Keller
A Mattoon as to Mrs Keller


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