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John B. VanBuren Land Purchases

submitted by Angeles Oakes

The following is a transcription of two documents, pages 293, 294, 295 & 296, which are land transfers to John B. VanBuren from Henry B. Webb for about 100 acres total and Thomas Stilwell for about 97 acres, filed in February of 1830. I have all most two years experience in reading these types of documents and have transcribed this to the best of my ability. Each line contains exactly the same words as the document. There are no corrections additions or deletions. When I could not make out a word, blank lines and a question mark have been inserted. Those words were mainly part of the legal wording, some of which in my opinion are not real words at all. Submitted by Angeles Oakes

Page 293

                                                    John Gebhard Jr. Clerk

This Indenture made the fourth day of February in the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred and thirty (1830) Between Henry B. WEBB of the town of

Worcester in the county of Otsego and State of New York and Mary his wife

of the first part, and John B. VANBUREN of the town of Summit in the county

of Schoharie and State aforesaid of the second part ___?____, that the said parties

of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and fifty

Dollars money of account of the United States to them in hand paid, at or before the

ensealing or delivery of these presents by the said party of the second part the receipt

whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold,

aliened, cleared, conveyed, assured, enscossed and confirmed; and by these

presents Do grant, bargain, sell, alien, ___?__, __?___, convey, assure, enscoss

and confirm, fully, freely and absolutely unto the said party of the second part

in his actual possession now being, and to his heirs and assigns forever, A L L

that certain piece or parcel of Land situate and being in a patent

formerly the property of Sir William JOHNSON now known and distin-

guished by the name of the Charlotte River patent, and is part of Lot

number Eighty one, north side of said river and is the north and of said

lot, butted and bounded as follows. Beginning at a stake and stone, at

the north and of the Lot on the patent line, thence north sixty four degrees

East fifteen chains and twenty seven links to the corner of Lot number

eighty two, thence south thirty six degrees east in the line of Lots eighty

one and eighty two, twenty three chains and fourteen links to a stake and

(stones?), thence westerly thirteen chains and fifty links to a stake and stone

thence northerly four chains to a stake and stones, thence north thirty six

degrees (west?) twenty three chains and twenty seven links to the place of

Beginning containing forty acres of Land be the same more or less. Also all

that certain other piece or parcel of Land situate and being in the town of

Summit in the county of Schoharie and is known and distinguished

on the map as being the north end of Lot number eighty two, which said Lot

is in Charlotte river patent aforesaid on the north side of said river and boun-

ded as follows. Beginning at the south east corner at a beach tree marked

on the sides standing on the lot line between eighty two and eighty three

thence northerly on the same line ninety three rods to a beech tree being the corner

and north bounds of the Lot and patent; thence westerly one hundred

and four rods to bound on the patent line to a stake and stones being

the corner bound of Lots number eighty one and eighty two, thence

southerly ninety three rods to a stake and stones standing on the line

aforesaid thence easterly one hundred and four rods to the first men-

tioned bound containing sixty acres of Land be the same more or less.

Page 294

Executing and reserving about four acres more or less heretofore sold and

conveyed to Thomas STILWELL out of the southwest corner of the first men-

tioned and described previous. Together with all and __?__ the appurte-

nances, privileges and advantages whatsoever unto the said above mentioned and

described premises in any wise ascertaining or belonging; and the __?___ and _?_-

versions, remainder and remainders, rents, __?__ and profit thereof; and also all

the estate, right, title interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever as well

in law as in equity of the said portion of the first part of in and to the same

or to any part a parcel thereof, with the appurtenances. To have and to hold

the above granted, bargained and described premise, with the appurtenances

unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, for their own __?__

use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said parties of the first part for them-

selves and their heirs do covenant, promise, grant and agree to and with the

said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, that they the said parties

of the first part, at the time of ensealing and delivery of these presents are law-

fully signed in their own right, of in and to the aforesaid described promises

hereby granted and conveyed with the appurtenances as of a good, sure perfect

absolute and ___?____ estate of inheritance in law, in fee simple, without

any manner of condition to alter, change, determine or defeat the same; and

have in themselves good right, full power and lawful authority to grant bar-

gain, sell; convey and release, the above said described land and premises

with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns

in manner aforesaid; and also that he the said party of the second part his heirs

and assigns shall and may from time to time, and at all times, and forever hereafter

peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, possess of and enjoy the said hereby granted

and bargained premises with the appurtances; and also that the said parties of the first

part their heirs and all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully or

equitably deriving any estate, right, title, dower, jointure or interest of in or to

the herein before granted premises by, from, under or in trust for him and

then shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the

reasonable request of the said party of the second part his heirs or assigns, and at

the proper sorts and changes in the law of the said parties of the first part

their heirs or assigns, make, do and execute, or cause or procure to be made, done and

executed, all and every __?__ further and other lawful and reasonable conveyances

and assurances in the law for the better and more ___?___ ___?__ 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 and assigns or his or their counsel learned in the law, shall be reasonably

devised, advised or required; and the said parties of the first part for themselves

and their heirs do further covenant and agree, to and with the said party of the second

part his heirs and assigns to warrant and by these presents forever to defend

the above described and released premises, and every part and parcel thereof to the

said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, against the said parties of the

first part and their heirs, and against all other persons whomsoever lawfully

claiming the same or any part thereof. In witness whereof the said parties

of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and

Page 295

year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the Henry B. Webb L.S.

presence of Edmund Northrup Mary B. Webb L.S.

State of New York Schoharie county of. I certify that on the fourth day of

February in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty personally

appeared before me Henry B. Webb to me known to be the person described

in and who executed the written Deed and acknowledged that he signed

sealed and delivered the same for the uses and purposes therein expressed

Appeared also before me on the same day Mary Webb wife of the said Henry

B. Webb to me known as being the person described in and who executed

the within Deed and being examined by me in private and apart from

her said husband and acknowledged that she executed the same freely and vol-

untarily for the uses and purpose therein expressed without any feat threat or

compulsion from her said husband. I allow the same to be Recorded

Recorded and examined this 10th day Edmund Northrup commissioner

of February 1830 at 9 o’clock a.m. in and for Schoharie county

Second Land Transaction Also part of Page 295

John Gebhard Jr. Clerk

This Indenture made the sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one

thousand eight hundred and twenty Between Thomas STILWELL of the town of

Worcester and county of Otsego and state of New York of the first part and John B. VANBUREN of the second part and witnesseth that the party of the first part

for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred Dollars to me in hand paid

at or before the ensealing and deliver of these presents the receipt whereof is

hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and released and confirmed

and by these presents, grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm unto the party

of the second part his heirs and assigns, ALL and ___?___ that certain piece of

land situate and being in the town of Summit, county of Schoharie and state

of New York, known and distinguished by the name of Charlotte river patent, and

is on the north side of said river and is part of Lot 81 and 82 and is bounded as

follows; Beginning at the southeast corner at a stake and stones standing on the Lot

line being Wm. LEMONS corner, thence north by Pardon TABERS lands to a stake and

stones being a corner of Henry B. WEBB land, thence west by side Webb’s land to a

beech tree standing near on the line of Lot 81 and 82, thence south to a corner

of Ansel BULLESES land, thence west on said Bullusse’s land to a stake and stones

thence south by land of Thomas STILWELL and Saml. STILWELL to a corner to a

stake and stones, thence east eight rods to the line of Lots 81 and 82, thence south

on the said lots line to a corner of Lemon BOUTONS land, thence East by BOUTONS

and com. LAMONT’S land to the place of Beginning, containing ninety seven acres

of Land be the same more or less, together with all and singular privileges and

advantages whatsoever unto the said mentioned and described premises in any

wise belonging or appertaining; together with all and singular the privileges profits

and advantages thereunto belonging or belonging with all the right, title profits

property, claim and demand either in law or equity; to have and to hold the

above granted and bargained, premises with the appurtenances unto the party of

Page 296

the second part to him and to his heirs and assigns for their proper use and

benefit forever, and the said party of the first part for himself his heirs, exec-

utors and administrators do covenant promise and agree to and with the party

of the second part his heirs and assigns that be the party of the first part his

heirs andassigns will well & truly by these presents forever warrant and defend

the aforesaid described premises and every part thereof against all manner

of persons, lawful claims or demands. In witness whereof the party of these presents

have hereunto set his and affixed his seal the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in Thomas Stilwell L.S.

presents of John Ryder Mary X Stilwell L.S.

Mary Smith (her mark)

On the second day of June 1821 personally appeared before me Thomas

Stilwell and Amea his wife the persons well known to me who said the signed

and sealed the written Deed and I have examined the same and find no ma-

terial alteration and have examined his wife a part from her husband and

she acknowledged the signed the same without compulsion and allow the same

to be recorded; One of the commissioners appointed to take the acknowledge-

ment of Deeds Jc

Recorded and examined this 10th day                    David Wiltse

of February 1830 at 9 o’clock a.m.

The above transaction was written on 16 December 1820 yet not filed with the court clerk until February 1830. Amy (Shaw) Stilwell died 4 Jan 1829 and I believe that is why the signatures of Mary (Stilwell) Smith, daughter of Thomas and his son-in-law John Ryder (married Hannah Stilwell) are present on the document. Submitted by Angeles Oakes


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