Hardy County Land Documents

Sale of land from Elizabeth Wilson (widow of James) and children John, Sandford, Juanna(Joanna), Washington, James, Mary Fisher and husband David to Ransom Crites, October 1867
This document was abstracted by Chuck Swanson from the original records. Material illegible or difficult to read is shown in brackets [ ]. Also mentioned in the document are: Hutton, Felix Welton, James and David Meiles, Thomas [Carscedon?], Maria McNeil.
This deed made this [date not given] day of October 1867 between Elizabeth Wilson widow of James Wilson decd. David Fisher and Mary his wife (formerly Wilson), John Wilson, Sandford Wilson, Juanna (sic) Wilson, Washington Wilson and James Wilson children and heirs of the said James Wilson Decd. of the first part and Ransom Crites of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia of the second witness that whereas the parties of the first part have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Ransom Crites
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consideration of three hundred dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof the parties of the first part do hereby acknowledge and two hundred and twenty dollars to be paid on the first day of November 1868 and two hundred and twenty dollars on the first day of November 1869 for the payment of the last two installments a lien is hereby expresly (sic) reserved upon the premises hereby conveyed to wit two tracts of land lying and being in the county of Hardy on Huttons [corner?] which said tracts? with other lands were conveyed to Felix Welton by deed from James Meiles executor of David Meiles Decd. of record in the County Court of Hardy to which deed reference is made for the boundaries and description of said two tracts of land one of which contains one hundred acres and the other fifty three acres and the said two tracts were conveyed to the said James Wilson decd. by Thomas [Carscedon??] agent for Maria McNeil by deed dated June 6(,) 1837 and recorded in book 14 page 191 of the records of Hardy County which two said tracts of lands with their appurtenances the parties of the first the said Elizabeth Wilson widow of said James Wilson decd. David S.Fisher and Mary his wife John Wilson, Sandford Wilson, Washington Wilson and James D. Wilson do hereby grant and convey unto the said ransom Crites his heirs and assigns with general warranty - witness the following signatures and seals executed in presence of
Elizabeth Wilson
David S. Fisher
Mary Fisher

John Wilson
H. Rhodes < > as to signature of
Sanford Wilson
Launders Hubbel < > Washington Wilson < > Juanna Wilson
Washington Wilson
James D. Wilson

The State of Ohio Green County SS
Before one Francis Harris a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid personally appeared John Wilson & Joanna Wilson two of the grantors of the foregoing conveyance and acknowledged the signing and sealing thereof, their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed. Witness my hand and seal this 29th day of October A.D. 1867
Francis Harris J.P.

The sate(sic) of Ohio (blank) County
I John Orr Jr. clerk of the court of common pleas a court of law and record of said County do hereby certify that Francis Harris before whom the [annexed??] deed of conveyance was taken was at this date a jusice of the peace in and for said county duly authorized by the laws of Ohio to take the same and .....

The State of Ohio Champaign County SS
Before me N Rhodes a justice of the peace in and for said county personally came Washington Wilson above named and acknowledged to the signing and sealing of the foregoing instrament to be his voluntary act and deed this 31 day of October AD 1867
Nelson Rhodes JP

(Vesalius Horr clerk of Champaign County, Ohio certifies that Nelson Rhodes is in fact a Justice of the Peace)

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