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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sharp Family Land Sale, Pope Co., IL, 1869

On 21 April 1869, William C. and Delilah Sharp sold 148 acres of land to Gabriel Clore for 3500 dollars. The 148 acres came from the North East 1/4 of Section 10 in Township 14 South Range 6 East, near the town of Tansill in Pope County, Illinois. The document image follows below.



Reference Note:


Pope County, Illinois, Deed Records, Series A, 1816-1883, O:376, William C. and Delilah Sharp to Gabriel Clore, 21 April 1869; recorded, 24 April 1869; Pope County Clerk & Recorder, Golconda.

Commentary:


William and Delilah Sharp's initial purchase of 160 acres in 1855 was reduced to 148 acres by their sale of a 12 acre strip in 1859. So, this sale brings their holdings to zero in preparation for their move across the Ohio River into Kentucky later in 1869.