Monday, December 17, 2012

Sharp Family Land Sale, Pope Co., IL, 1859

On 6 April 1859, William C. and Delilah Sharp sold 12 acres of land to Samuel D. Hemphill for 96 dollars. The 12 acres came from a 12 rod by 160 rod strip along the western boundary of North East 1/4 of Section 10 in Township 14 South Range 6 East, near the town of Tansill in Pope County, Illinois. A transcription of the deed follows the document image. 

The transcription was made using the guidelines of the Minnesota Historical Society. The text is word-wrapped for easier reading and the original line endings are indicated with the [nl] annotations.

[Register page 103]

<This Indenture Made this >Sixth< day of >April< in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and >fifty nine<[nl(newline)] Between >William C. Sharp and Delilah Sharp his wife<[nl] of the first part, and >Samuel D. Hemphill and his heirs and assigns<[nl] of the second part: WITNESSETH that the said party of first part, for and in consideration of >the sum of Ninety Six Dollars<[nl] >to them - - - - -< in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,[nl] and the said party of the second part forever released and discharged therefrom, ha>s< granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened and confirmed, and[nl] by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to >his< heirs and assigns[nl] forever, all the following described lot, piece or parcel of land, situate in the County of >Pope< and State of Illinois, and known[nl] and described as follows, to wit:>[nl]
>Part of the North East quarter of Section
ten in Township fourteen South of Range Six East of the
third principal meridian beginning at the North West Corner
of said quarter section at a Stone and running twelve rods due east
thence due South One hundred and Sixty rods thence West twelve
rods thence North One hundred and Sixty rods to the place of
beginning containing in all twelve acres more or less.<

<TOGETHER WITH ALL AND SINGULAR, the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining; and the reversion and reversions,[nl] remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, rights, titles, interest, claim or demand whatsovever of the said party of the[nl] first part, either in law or equity, of, in and to the above bargained premises, with the hereditaments and appurtenances, to have and to hold the said premises[nl] above bargained and described, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part >his< heirs and assigns forever. And the said[nl] >William C. Sharp and Delilah Sharp his wife< party of the first part >their<[nl] heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, grant, bargain and agree, to and with the said party of the second part, [Blank] heirs and assigns,[nl] that at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents >they were< well seized of the premises above conveyed as of a good, sure, perfect, absolute[nl] and indefeasable estate of inheritance in law, and in fee simple, and ha>ve< good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell and convey the[nl] same in manner and form aforesaid, and that the same are free and clear from all former and other grants, bargains, sales, liens, taxes, assessments, and[nl] incumbrances of what kind of nature soever, and the above bargained premises, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part,[nl] >his< heirs and assigns, against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or any part thereof, the said party of the first[nl] part shall and will WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF the said party of the first part ha[ve] hereunto set >our<[nl] hand>s< and seal>s< the day and year first above written.[nl]
{>William C. Sharp<  (seal mark)
{>Delilah Sharp<       (seal mark)

>Pope< County.
 (seal mark)  I, >John Raum Clerk of the County Court< in and for said[nl] county, in the State aforesaid, do hereby certify that >William C. Sharp and Delilah Sharp his wife<[nl] who >are< personally known to me as the real person>s< whose name>s< >are< subscribed to the above deed, appeared before me[nl] this day in person, and acknowledged that they executed and delivered the said deed, as >their< free and voluntary act, for the[nl] uses and purposes therein set forth. And the said >Delilah Sharp<[nl] wife of the said >William C. Sharp< having been by me examined[nl] separate and apart from and out of the hearing of her husband and the contents and meaning of the said Deed having been by[nl] me made known and fully explained to her, acknowledged that she had freely and voluntarily executed the same, and relinquished[nl] her dower to the lands and tenements therein mentioned, without compulsion of her said husband, and that she does not wish to[nl] retract the same.[nl]
Given under my hand >and Official Seal< this >8th< day of >August<[nl] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and >fifty nine<.[nl]
>Jno Raum Clerk<
>By John M. Raum Deputy<

Filed for Record this >13th< day of >August< A.D. 185>9< at [Blank] o'clock, [Blank]M. >Jno Raum Clerk of the< Recorder>[nl]
>Circuit Court & Ex officio Recorder of P. Co., Ill<[nl]

Reference Note:

Pope County, Illinois, Deed Records, Series A, 1816-1883, K:103, William C. and Delilah Sharp to Samuel D. Hemphill, 6 April 1859; recorded 13 August 1859; Pope County Clerk & Recorder, Golconda.


The original purchase of this land by William C. Sharp was described in a previous post. His neighbor, Samuel D. Hemphill, probably owned the North West 1/4 of Section 10. This acquisition would have allowed him to expand his existing fields.