Monday, January 27, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - 1880 Deed of Land in Andrew County, Missouri from Samuel Vaux to Bulla

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started his own Monday blog theme many months ago called Amanuensis Monday. What does "amanuensis" mean? John offers this definition:

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

The subject today is the deed of Samuel and Mary Ann Vaux to William H. Bulla on 31 January 1880 in Andrew County, Missouri.  

The land record in the county deed recorder's book is:

The transcription of this land record is (lines numbered, handwritten portions in italics, filled-in blanks underlined):

1  This Indenture, Made on the _thirty first_ day of _January_ A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty _----_
2  by and between _Samuel Vaux and Mary A. Vaux his wife of Andrew county and
3  __State_ of _Missouri_, part_y_ of the First Part, and 
4  _William H. Bulla_ 
5  in the County of _Andrew_ and State of _Missouri_, part_y_ of the Second Part: WITNESSETH, That the said 
6  part_ies_ of the First Part, in consideration of the sum of _Eight Hundred 00/100_ Dollars,
7   to _them_ paid by the said part_y_ of the Second Part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do_es_ by these presents GRANT, BARGAIN AND SELL, CONVEY
8  AND CONFIRM, unto the said part_y_ of the Second Part, _his_ heirs and assigns, the following described Lots, Tracts or Parcels of Land, lying, being and situate in the 
9  County of _Andrew_ and State of Missouri, to wit: All _the South East quarter of the south East_ 
10 _quarter of Section twenty one (21) in Township Sixty-one (61) of Range thirty three_ _(33) containing forty acres according to Government survey more or less_

11 TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the premises aforesaid, with all and singular rights, privileges, appurtenances and immunities thereto belonging, or in anywise
12 appertaining, unto the said part_y_ of the Second Part, and unto _his_ heirs and assigns, forever; the said _parties of the first part
13  __---_ hereby covenanting that _they are_ lawfully seized of an indefeasible estate in fee in the premises herein
14  convened; that _they_ ha_ve_ good right to convey the same; that the said premises are free and clear of any encumbrances done or suffered by _them_ or those
15  under whom _they_ claim; and that _they_ will WARRANT AND DEFEND the title to the said
16  premises unto the said part_y_ of the Second Part, and unto _his_ heirs and assigns, forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons whomsoever.

17 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said part_ies_ of the First Part, ha_ve_ hereunto set _their_ hand_s_ and seal_s_ the day and year first above written.

18 Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of us }                    Samuel Vaux [seal] 
19 J. Bonham                                                               }                    Mary Ann Vaux [seal]

21  COUNTY OF Andrew         }        BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this   thirty first   day of   January   A.D. 188, before the undersigned, a
22    Notary Public                  
23 within and for the County of   Andrew   and State of   Missouri  , personally came   Samuel Vaux and Mary A 
24 Vaux his wife              who are personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are subscribed
25 on the foregoing instrument of writing, as parties thereto, acknowledged the same to be their act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned.  And the said
26     Mary A. Vaux    being by me first made acquainted with the contents of said instrument, upon an
27 examination separate and apart from   her   husband, acknowledged that   she  executed the same, and relinquish es her dower in the Real Estate
28  therein mentioned, freely and without fear, compulsion or undue influence of  her  said husband.
29 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed my official seal, at my office in    Andrew County MO   , the day
30  { seal }  and year first above written.  My commission as it  may
31  {          }  expires Jan 24 1881                                                  D. Bonham Jr
                                                                                                                Notary Public
This deed was recorded on 7 September 1881 at 1 o'clock 2 minutes P.M. by S.E. Seer, Recorder.

The source citation for this entry in the deed book is:

Andrew County, Missouri, "Andrew County Deed Records, 1841-1900," , Deed Book 43, page 565, Samuel and Mary Ann Vaux to William H. Bulla, 31 January 1880, recorded 7 September 1881; accessed on FHL microfilm US/CAN 1,006,174.

An abstract of this deed might be:

Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux sold land in Andrew County, Missouri on 31 January 1880 to William H. Bulla for $800.  The land was the Southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 21 in Township 61 of Range 33, containing forty acres.  The deed was recorded on 7 September 1881 by the Andrew County, Missouri Recorder.

Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux are my third great-grandparents.  After selling this property, they resided in Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas.

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