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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1853

[Originally published: August 24, 2012]
William and Delilah Sharp owned real estate in Rising Sun, Indiana. On 25 August 1853, a sale of this property was made to Joseph Neale. The property was described as: In Lot Number 42 and two thirds of the south half of In Lot Number 40 of P. James addition to the town of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana.
This sale was subsequently recorded on 13 September 1853 by the Ohio County Recorder. A transcription of the deed follows the images.


[MS page 461]
Know all Men by these presents. That M[r] William
Sharp and [blank in MS.] Sharp his wife of [blank in MS.] County, State
of [blank in MS.] in Consideration of the sum of Three Hundred
Dollars to us paid by Joseph Neale of [blank in MS.] County, State of
[blank in MS.] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do
hereby grant, bargain, sell and Convey unto the said
Joseph Neale his heirs and assigns forever the fol-
lowing Real Estate viz: In Lot Number Forty Two
and two thirds of the south half of In Lot Number
Forty as known and designated by numbers corres-
ponding on the plan or plat of P. James addition
to the town of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana
to have and to hold said premises with the appur-
tenances unto the said Joseph Neale his heirs and
assigns forever. And the said William & [blank in MS.]
for themselves and their heirs do hereby covenant
with the said Joseph Neale his heirs and assigns
that they are lawfully seized of the premises afo-
resaid that the premises are free and Clear from
all incumbrances whatsoever and that the said
William & [blank in MS.] will forever Warrant and
Defend the same with the appurtenances unto the
said Joseph Neale his heirs and assigns against
the lawful Claims of all persons whomsoever.
    In testimony whereof the said William Sharp
and [blank in MS.] Sharp his wife who hereby relin-
quishes her right of dower in the premises afore-
said have hereunto set their hands and seals
this [blank in MS.] day of [blank in MS.] in the year of our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty three
signed and delivered in the presence of
   The word & Eight erased before signing            William C. Sharp (seal)
          Tho. H. Smith                                            Delilah Sharp (seal)
          I. M. Raum
State of Illinois Pope County Sct.
Before me the undersigned Clerk of the circuit
Court in and for said County personally app-
eared William Sharpe the foregoings grantor
and acknowledged the foregoing deed to be his
voluntary act and deed for the uses and pur-
poses therein mentioned and thereupon also
appeared the said Delilah Sharpe wife of
the said William Sharpe and being examined
separate and apart from and without the hear-
ings of her said husband and the contents
and purports of said deed being by me first
[MS page 462]
made known to her did on said private examin-
ation, acknowledge that she executed the same of
her own free will and accord and without any
Coercion or Compulsion from her said husband.
(seal) In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal this Twenty
fifth day of August A.D. 1853. 
    Rec'd for Record Sept. 12, 1853       Ind. Raum Clk
9.o,clock A.M. Recorded Sept 13th, 1853
Henry B. Newman Recorder

Source:


Ohio County, Indiana, Deed Book, E:462-463,William and Delilah Sharp to Joseph Neale, 25 August 1853; recorded 13 September 1853; Ohio County Recorder, Rising Sun.

Commentary:


Although we find this record with the Ohio County Recorder in Rising Sun, Indiana, it was clearly authored in Pope County, Illinois by the clerk for that county's circuit court. The lines at the bottom of document which carry the September 1853 dates were added when it arrived at the Ohio County Recorder.  Henry B. Newman was the Ohio County Recorder from 1851 to 1855 [1].

[1] [Anonymous], History of Dearborn and Ohio counties Indiana, from their earliest settlement (Chicago: F.E. Weakley & Co., Publishers, 1885), 235.

Change Log:


25 Oct 2012 A visit to Ohio County Recorder helped resolve the citation elements for series, volumes, and pages.