Monday, May 19, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Post 219: 1882 Deed of Land in Louisa County, Iowa from Cornelius A. and Elizabeth Carringer 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 28 November 1881 from Matilda S. Moore and John S. Moore to Mary and Louisa M. Carringer for $1.

The transcription of this document is:

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1 C.A. Carringer & wife }
2 to } Filed for Record Feby 4, 1882 9 AM
3 Mary & Louisa Carringer } N. W. McKay Recorder.

4                              Know all men by these presents that
5 we Cornelius A. Carringer and Elizabeth Carringer of
6 Crawford County State of Pennsylvania for and in consideration
7 of the sum of One hundred dollars to us in hand paid by
8 Mary and Louisa M. Carringer of the County of Louisa and State
9 of Iowa , as one of the heirs at law of the estate of Henry
10 Carringer late of the County of Louisa and State of Iowa deceased, we
11 sell an undivided one sixth interest in the following Real
12 Estate situate in the County of Louisa and State of Iowa to wit:
13 The North west quarter, ¼, of the North east quarter, ¼,
14 of section number twenty nine “29” Township number
15 seventy five “75” Range number five “5” west, containing
16 forty (40) acres more or less and in the event of the sale of
17 said property by an Order of the Court, we authorize and
18 empower the said Mary and Louisa M. Carringer or their
19 legal representatives to draw and use our allotment from
20 the sale thereof. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set
21 our hands and seals this the 18th day of January A D 1882
22 Signed sealed and delivered      C.A. Carringer {seal}
23 In the presence of us               N.E. Carringer{seal}
24 E.E. Carringer
25 J.J. Levy
26 State of Pennsylvania Crawford County } SS
27                                      Be it remembered that on this
28 the 18th day of January A.D. 1882 before the undersigned a Justice
29 of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid
30 personally came on this day Cornelius A. Carringer and
31 Elizabeth Carringer his wife who are personally known to me
32 to be the identical persons who signed the foregoing instru-
33 ment of Writing and acknowledged the signing of the
34 same to be their voluntary act and deed for the purposes
35 therein expressed. And the said Elizabeth Carringer being by
36 me _____________ separate and apart from her said Husband
37 examined and the contents made known to her be me,
38 She then declared that she did of her own free will and accord
39 singn the same and without any coersion or compulsion
40 on the part of her said husband or otherwise and that she
41 is Still satisfied therewith. In testimony whereof I have

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42 hereunto set my hand and seal notarial the day and year
43 last above written at Woodcock Pennsylvania.
44 State of Pennsylvania }                   J.J. Levy
45 Crawford County ss   }                   Justice of the Peace
46                      I James Graham Clerk of the court in and
47 for the State and county above written certify that J.J. Levy
48 Esqr by whom the annexed and foregoing acknowledgment
49 taken was at the date thereof an acting Justice of
50 the Peace in and for said county duly qualified and as
51 such duly authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth to
52 take the same. And further that I am acquainted with the
53 handwriting of the said J.J. Levy and believe the signature
54 purporting to be his to be genuine and that the same is
55 executed according to the laws of Pennsylvania.
56 In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix
57 the seal of the said court at Meadville the 21st day of January
58 AD 1882.                                     James Graham
59                                                     Clerk
60 { Court of }
61 { Quarter Sessions }
62 { Crawford }
63 { Co }
64 { Pa }

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 621-622 (stamped), Cornelius A. Carringer 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 heirs 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 1879.  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.  

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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