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Deed Book Vol. 12, Pages 416/418

Geauga Co., OH

28 Oct 1828

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416 Asa Ayres to John Fosdick. To all people to whom these presents shall come Greetings.
Know Ye, that we Asa Ayres, and Mary Ayres wife of the said Asa of the township of Kirt= land County of Geauga and State of Ohio for the consideration of the sum of two hun= dred and seventy dollars, received to our full satisfaction of John Fosdick of the town of Chester County of Geauga, and State of Ohio, do give, grant, bargain, sell and con firm unto him the said John Fosdick his heirs and assigns the following described tract or lot of land situate in Chester, township number Eight in the ninth range of townships in the Connecticut Western Reserve in the State of Ohio, and which is also in the County of Geauga, and is known by being part of lot number five in tract two, and is bounded as follows,viz - Beginning at the north-west corner of said lot ;thence south, thirty three rods, and two thirds, thence East two degrees north, one hun- dred and severn rods; thence north 2’ west thirty three rods and two thirds to the north line of said lot; thence west to the first mentioned corner, and containing twen ty two acres and a half of land, by the same more or less. To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the appurtenances thereof, unto him the said John Fosdick his heirs and assigns forever to his own proper use and behoof.
And I also the said Asa Ayres, do for myself my heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said John Fosdick his heirs and assigns, that at and until the in sealing of these presents I am well seized of these premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written, and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever And furthermore we the said Asa Ayres and Mary Ayres do, by these presents bind ourselves, our heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said John Fosdick his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever. -- And I the said Mary Ayres do hereby remise release and forever quit claim unto the said John Fosdick his heirs and assigns all my right and title of dower in the above described premises. In witnes whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty eighth day of October A.D. one thousand Eight hundred and twenty eight.-- Asa Ayres. (seal) Mary Ayres. (seal) Signed, sealed, acknowledged and delivered in ) presence of Josiah Jones. ) Charles Slayton. ) The State of Ohio ) Kirtland township October 28th 1828. Geauga County ) Personally appeared Asa Ayres the signer and sealer of the above instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed. Also personally appeared Mary Ayres one of the signers of the above deed; And I having fully made known and explained to the said Mary Ayres the contents of the above deed, and having likewise examined her seperate and apart from her said husband she declared that she did with her own free will and accord, sign and seal and as her act and deed deliver the same without the force coercion or compul- sion of her said husband, before me. Josiah Jones Justice Peace. Recd. Novr. 29th 1828 & in Geauga County Records recorded Decr. 4th 1828. Edward Paine Jm.[?] Recorder.

This deed was obtained from research by Gloria Odom. Ordered from: County Recorder, Geauga Co. Land Records Chardon, OH 44024 Cost: $1.50 per page 2 June 1986 Notes: Page #417 seems to have been skipped when the deeds were recorded so that this deed was recorded at the bottom of page 416 and completed at the top of page 418. A new deed began at the bottom of page 418. The deeds received from the land records office were xeroxed onto large, oversize, metalic type paper - never seen anything like it before. The recorder used old style writing for some of his words - for examples “assigns” looks like “apigns” and “less” looks like “lep” - however, the “p” or sometimes "f" is really representative of an "s" or double “ss.”

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