"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is a land deed in Louisa County, Iowa dated 5 May 1862, recorded on 16 February 1864, transferring 40 acres in Louisa County for 300 dollars paid by David J. Carringer to Catharine McConnel.
1 Deed of Catharine McConnell }
I found this record on 5 February 2014 at the Family History Library on microfilm. First, I found the deed index books for the county on microfilm. After noting the volume and page numbers, I found the correct microfilm and was able to find the deed above. I photographed the image on the microfilm machine and was able to transcribe the deed.
Now I know that David J. and Rebecca Carringer, my 2nd great-grandparents, bought land in Louisa County, Iowa in 1862 and sold it in 1864 (see last week's post). I did not know that before. I need to find the location of this land, and the description will easily help me find it. I believe that, after they sold this land, they bought land in neighboring Washington County, Iowa. I will have to look for those records on a future visit to the Family History Library.
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