Monday, May 5, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Post 217: 1881 Deed of Land in Louisa County, Iowa from Eliza Robinson to Mary and Louisa M. Carringer

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

The subject today is a deed for land in Louisa County, Iowa dated 29 October 1881 from Eliza Robinson to Mary and Louisa M. Carringer for $1.

The transcription of this deed is (handwritten parts in italics):

[top of page 620 (stamped)]

1 Eliza Robinson                     }
2            to                              } Filed for Record Feby 4, 1882 9 AM
3 Mary & Louisa M. Carringer }                 N. MacKay Recorder.

4                            Know all men by these presents that
5 I Eliz Robinson of the County of Clay and State of Kansas
6 for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar to me in
7 hand paid by Mary and Louisa M. Carringer of the County of
8 Louisa and State of Iowa hereby sell and convey as one of the
9 heirs at law of the Estate of Henry Carringer late of the County
10 of Louisa and State of Iowa deceased an undivided One
11 sixth interest in the following Real Estate situate in
12 the County of Louisa and State of Iowa to wit: The
13 North west quarter (¼) of the North East quarter (1/4) of section
14 number twenty nine (29), Township number seventy five (75)
15 Range No. five (5) West containing 40 acres more or less
16 And in the Event of the sale of said property by an order
17 of the Court I authorize and empower the said Mary and
18 Louisa M. Carringer or their legal representatives to draw
19 and use my allotment from the sale thereof.

20 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
21 and seal this the 29th day of October A D 1881.
22 State of Kansas }                   Eliza Robinson {seal}
23 Clay County     }

24 On this the 29 day of October A.D. 1881 before
25 me W.G. Beatty a Notary Public in and for said County and
26 State aforesaid personally came Eliza Robinson personally to
27 me known to be the identical person whose name is aff-
28 ixed to the foregoing instrument as grantor and acknowledged
29 the execution of the same to be her Voluntary act and deed
30 for the purposes therein expressed. In testimony whereof
31 I have hereunto set my hand and seal Notarial this the
32 29th day of October AD 1881 at Clay Center Kansas.

33 {  W.G. Beatty }
34 {     Notary     }                        W. G. Beatty
35 {     Public      }                         Notary Public
36 { Clay County }                   Commission Expires Nov 30, 1881
37 { Kansas        }

[In left hand margin]

38 An Affidavit in Book 118, Page 271

The source citation for this deed is:

Louisa County, Iowa, Louisa County, Iowa, deeds records, 1839-1935; index, 1839-1901, "Deeds, v. 32, 35, 1876-1882," Volume 35, Page 619 (stamped), Eliza Robinson to Mary and Louisa M. Carringer entry, accessed on FHL microfilm US/CAN 1,005,869.

The record image was obtained with my iPhone in February 2014 at the Family History Library from the microfilm machine. 

There are separate deeds from four children of Henry Carringer selling their share in the land owned by Henry Carringer in Louisa County, Iowa to their sisters, Mary and Louisa M. Carringer.  I learned the location of each of the children when they filed their respective deeds, that each was a child of Henry Carringer, and that there were six shares, presumably for six living heirs-at-law.  

Henry Carringer (1800-1879) is my third great-grandfather, and the father of David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902).  He came to Louisa County, Iowa from Mercer County, Pennsylvania in about 1858 with several of his children, and died there in 1880.  He bought land in Louisa County, Iowa in 1864, which I transcribed in Amanuensis Monday - Post 215: 1864 Deed of William McCullough to Henry Carringer in Louisa County, Iowa.  I questioned in that post if one of the Range references was incorrect, but I didn't know which one.  It appears that Range 5 is correct per the above transcription.

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Alex Daw said...

Great work. Randy - possibly an ignorant question here so bear with me - is it a convention to number the lines? I can see that it would be useful but I just wondered if it's something I should be doing in future or if it's just something you like to do personally.