Deed between James and Rachel
Van Etten and Abraham 
Dedrick - 1826

Greene County Courthouse, Liber K, page 26


Contributed by William Barlow


This Indenture made the Twentieth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Between James Van Elten and Rebekah his wife of the town of Catskill, County of Greene and State of New York of the first part, and Abraham Dedrick of the same place of the second part.  Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, for and consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars, lawfull money of the United States of America, to them in hand paid at or before the unsealing and delivery of the presents, by the said party of the second part, the receipt where is hereby acknowledged, and the said party of the second part his heirs, executrices and administrator, forever released and discharged from the same by their presents, have granted, bargained, sold, released, conveyed and confirmed; and by their presents do grant, bargain. Will release convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part his heirs and asigns forever piece or parcel of land situate in the town of Catskill County of Greene being part of the lot No. 5 of the subdivision of lot No. 16 Catskill Patent. Beginning with a small black oak tree with stones around it, being the South West corner of the lot and running from thence South two degrees and thirty minutes East sixteen chains and fifty links to a stake and heap of stones about two and a half feet West of a rock oak tree marked, then South eight one degree and fifteen minutes, East twenty four chains to a rock oak tree with stones round it then North twenty four degrees and forty five minutes East sixteen chains and eighty five links to a stake and stones, and then North eighty one degrees and fifteen minutes West thirty one chains and sixty one links to the place of beginning containing forty four 3/10 acres of land. Together with all and singular the appurtenances, privileges advantage and hereditaments whatsoever unto the said abode described premises in any wise appertaining or belonging; and the version and versions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof; and also all the estate rights, title, interest down as right of owner property claims and demands whatsoever, as will in law as in equity of the said party of the first part, of in or to the same and every part and parcel there of with the appurtenance: to have and to hold the above granted, bargained and described promise with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to his own               and behoof forever, and the said James VanElton and  Rebekah his wife for themselves , their heirs, executors and administrator do      and grant        and assign to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that they the said party of the first part at the time of the unsealing and delivery of those presents , are lawfully       in their own right, of a good absolute and           estate of inheritance in fee simple, of and in all and singular the above granted , bargained and describe      with the appurtenance; and have good right and lawful authority to grant, bargain sell and convey the same, in manner and from as here in written; and that the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly, have, hold, occupy and enjoy the above granted premises and every part thereof,  with the appurtances without any            trouble molestation eviction or disturbance of the said party of the first part, their heirs or asigns or of any other person lawfully claiming or to claim, by, from or under their or any of them; and that for clear discharge and unencumbered of and from all former and other titles, charges, estates and encumbrance of what nature or kind sower had made, committed,            or suffered, or to be had, made, committed or suffered by the said parties of the first part, their heirs and asigns or by any other person or persons whosoever any thing having or claiming in the premises. And absolute said parties of the first part and their heirs and all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully or equitably deriving any estate right or interest of in or to herein before granted premises, by from under or in trust for them, shall and will at anytime or times hereafter upon the reasonable requests and at the proper costs and charges in the law of the said party of the second part, his heirs had assigns make do and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable conveyance and apurancy in the law for the better and more effectually vesting and confirming the premises hereby intended to be granted in and to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, as by the said party of the second part, his heirs or asigns or his counsel learned in the law, shall be reasonably devised, advised or required. And also that the said James Van Elton and Rebekah his wife and their heirs, the above described and hereby granted and released premises and every part thereof, with the appurtances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and asigns against the said parties of the first part and their heirs and against all persons whomsoever Shall and will Warrant and by the presents forever defend. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents, have hereunto interchangeably, set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered                                                   James X Van Etten   L.S..  
                                                                                         Rebekah X Van Etten   L.S..           
In the presence of  
John Scott                                          

State of New York Greene County

I certify that on the 6th day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, personally appeared before me James Van Etton and Rebekah his wife to me personally known to be the same persons described in and who executed the written deed and they acknowledged before me that they did execute that James and I having examined the said Rebecca the wife of the said James Van Elton separate and apart from her husband, she confided that she did execute the same freely and voluntarily without any fear threats or compulsion of her said husband. I therefore allow the same to be recorded  

Recorded Oct. 13, 1825

@ 5 O’clock P.M.                                                     John     Scott 
                                                                                   First Judge    
                                                                                   Greene County Court

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