Monday, March 31, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Post 212: 1881 Deed of David J. and Rebecca Carringer to Mary and Louisa M. Carringer in Louisa County, Iowa

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 a land deed in Louisa County, Iowa dated 28 September 1881 in Boulder, Colorado, recorded on 4 February 1882, transferring 40 acres in Louisa County for 1 dollar paid by Mary and Louisa M. Carringer to David J. Carringer and wife.

1 David J. Carringer /wife     }
2             To                       } Filed for Record Feb 4th 1882 at 9 AM
3 Mary and Louisa Carringer}                           A W McKay Recorder

4                                            Know all men by these presents that
5 we David J. Carringer and Rebecca Carringer his wife of the County
6 of Boulder State of Colorado for and in consideration of the sum
7 of One Dollar to us in hand paid by Mary and Louisa M. Carringer
8 of the County of Louisa and State of Iowa we hereby sell and
9 convey as one of the heirs at law of the Estate of Henry Carringer
10 late of the County of Louisa and State of Iowa deceased, an
11 individual One Sixth interest in the following Real Estate
12 Situate in the County of Louisa and State of Iowa to wit:
13 The North east quarter ¼, of the South East quarter, ¼, of section
14 number Twenty nine 29; township number Seventy five “75,”
15 Range number five “5”. West containing 40 acres more or less
16 and in the event of the sale of said property by an order of
17 the court we authorize and empower the said Mary and Luisa
18 M. Carringer or their legal representatives to draw and use
19 our allotment from the sale thereof. In testimony whereof
20 we have hereunto set our hands and seals this the 28th day of
21 September A D 1881.                      David J. Carringer {seal}
22 State of Colorado }                         Rebecca Carringer {seal}
23 Boulder County   } SS

24                         On this the 28th day of September A D 1881
25 before me Oscar F. A. Greene a Notary Public in and for the
26 County and State aforesaid personally came David J. Carringer
27 and Rebecca Carringer his wife personally known to be
28 the identical persons whose names are affixed to the foregoing
29 instrument of Writing as grantors and acknowledged the
30 same to be their voluntary act and deed for the purposes
31 therein expressed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto
32 set my hand and seal Notarial this the 28th day of September
33 A D 1881 at Boulder Colorado.             Oscar F. A. Greene
34                                                     Notary Public Boulder Co
35 { Oscar F A Greene }                                Colorado
36 {     Notary Public   }
37 {   Boulder Co Col  }

[In left margin]

See affidavit in Book 118, Page 241

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 618 (stamped), David J. Carringer and wife to Mary and Louisa Carringer, accessed on FHL microfilm US/CAN 1,005,869.

I found this record on 5 February 2014 at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City 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.

David J. and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer are my second great-grandparents.  They were heirs of Henry Carringer, David's father, along with the other siblings (or children of deceased siblings). In this deed, they sold their portion of the land bequeathed to the heirs by Henry Carringer, to David's unmarried sisters, Mary Carringer and Louisa M. Carringer.  David J. and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer moved from Washington County, Iowa to Boulder County, Colorado in about 1874.

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