Monday, May 12, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Post 218: 1881 Deed of Land in Louisa County, Iowa from Matilda S. and John S. Moore 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:

1 Matilda S. Moore & husb }
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 we
5 Matilda S. Moore and ^her husband^ John S. Moore of the County of Clay
6 and State of Kansas for and in consideration of the sum
7 of One Dollar to us in hand paid by Mary and Louisa M.
8 Carringer of the County of Louisa and State of Iowa as follows
9 one of the heirs at law of the estate of Henry Carringer late
10 of the County of Louisa and State of Iowa deceased,
11 we sell an undivided One Sixth interest in the following
12 Real Estate situate in the County of Louisa and State of
13 Iowa to wit: The North west quarter, ¼, of the North east
14 quarter, ¼, of section number twenty nine “29” Township number
15 seventy five “75” Range number five “5” west, containing (40) acres
16 more or less and in the event of the sale of said property by
17 an Order of the Court we authorize and empower the said
18 Mary and Louisa M. Carringer as their legal representatives
19 to draw and use our allotment from the sale thereof.

20 In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands
21 and seals this the 28th day of November A D 1881
22 State of Kansas } Matilda S, Moore {seal}
23 Clay County } John S. Moore {seal}

24 On this the 28th day of November A D 1881 before
25 me W.S. Beatty a Notary Public in and for said County
26 and State aforesaid personally came Matilda S. Moore and
27 her husband John S. Moore personally to me known to be
28 the identical persons whose names are affixed to the fore-
29 going instrument of writing as grantees and acknowledged
30 the execution of the same to be their voluntary act
31 and deed for the purpose therein expressed.

32 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal
33 Notarial the day month and year last above written at
34 Clay Center Kansas. W.S. Beatty
33 { W.G. Beatty }
34 { Notary } W. G. Beatty
35 { Public } Notary Public
36 { Clay County } Commission Expires Nov
37 { Kansas } 30, 1881

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 620 (stamped), Matilda S. and John S. Moore 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 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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