Monday, May 20, 2024

Amanuensis Monday -- 1836 Deed of Amos and Mary Underhill to Lorin Phillips in Erie County, New York

 This week's document for transcription is the 1836 land deed of Amos and Mary Underhill of Erie County, New York to Lorin Phillips in the Erie County, New York deed records.

*  Erie County, New York Deeds, Volume 36, page 175, image 91 of 579:

The transcription of this document is (handwriting in italics):

Amos Underhill To Lorin Philips 

This Indenture , Made the Ninteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one
 thousand eight hundred and thirty- six  Between Amos Underhill and Mary his 
wife of Aurora 
of the first part, and Lorin Philips of the same place 
of the second part , Wittnesseth , that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of  Four Hundred and
Fifty Dollars, lawful money of the United States of America , 
to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part , the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged , have granted , bargained , sold , 
remised , released , aliened , and confirmed , and by these presents do grant , bargain , sell , remise , release , alien , and confirm unto the said party of the second 
part , and to his heirs and assigns forever ; 

ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, Situate in the Town of Aurora County Of Erie
and State of New York , being part of lot number twelve in said Town 
bounded as follows viz : beginning at the north east corner of said lot and 
running south westerly along the margin of the highway about five chains and 
seventy five links to the margin of the highway running north westerly thence 
about four chains and fifteen links along the Margin of said highway to the 
north line of said lot thence east along said Line about seven chains to the 
place of beginning , containing about one acre and thirty one rods of land 
% be the same more or less , according to the plan laid down in the margin hereof.

Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging , or in anywise appertaining ; and the reversion and reversions , 
remainder and remainders , rents , issues , and profits thereof ; and all the estate , right , title , interest , claim , or 
demand , whatsoever , of the said party of the first part , either in law or equity , of , in , and to, the above bargained premises , with the said hereditaments and 
appurtenances . To have and to bold the said premises as above described , with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part , and to 
his heirs and assigns forever ; 
And the said party of the first part , for themselves and their heirs , executors , and administrators do covenant , grant , 
bargain , and agree to and with the said party of the second part , his heirs and assigns , that at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents he is well seized of the premises above conveyed , as of a good , sure , perfect , absolute , and indefeasible estate of 
inheritance in the law in fee simple . And that the above bargained premises in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part , 
his heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or any part thereof they will forever 
Warrant and Defend . 

In witness whereof , the party of the first part , have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written . 
State of New York  }                                     Amos Underhill L S. 
Erie County           }                                     Mary Underhill L. S. 

On this 19th day of February 1836 . came before me 
Amos Underhill and Mary his wife known unto me to be the same persons des-
cribed in, and who executed the within Deed and severally acknowledged 
they executed the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned . And the 
said Mary on a private examination by me separate and apart from her 
husband acknowledged she executed the same freely and voluntarily with 
out any fear or compulsion from her said husband . 

                                         Jonathan Hoyt . 
                                          One of the Judges of En Co. Com . Pleas .

The source citation for this petition is:

Erie County , New York Land Records, Amos Underhill to Lorin Phillips deed, dated 19 February 1836, recorded 22 February 1836; imaged, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975" FamilySearch ( : May 19, 2024), Erie County, "Deeds 1836, Vol. 36-37," Volume 36, page 175, image 91 of 579; Original records at Erie County, New York Court House.

This deed record is a Derivative Source (because it is a court clerk's handwritten form record), Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the sale of land in Aurora town by Amos and Mary Underhill to Lorin Phillips on 19 February 1836 in Erie County, New York. 

Amos Underhill (1772-1865) was born 15 April 1772 in Chester, rockingham County, New Hampshire, the son of John and Hannah (Colby) Underhill.  He died 15 October 1865 in Aurora, Erie County, New York.  Amos married Mary Metcalf (1780-1855), daughter of Burgess and Jerusha (--?--) Metcalf, on 25 March 1801 in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire.  She was born about 1780 in Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and died 15 October 1855 in Auroroa, Erie County, New York.  They had five children.

Amos and Mary (Metcalf) Underhill are my 4th great-grandparents, through thier daughter Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1882) who married Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) in 1839.  

NOTE:  I found this land record using the FamilySearch Full-Text Search, and used the AI transcribed text as the basis for the transcription of the printed form and handwritten portions.  Editing of the AI transcribed text was necessary in places.  I crafter the source citation using Evidence Explained 4th Edition standards rather than using the source citation provided by the Full-Text Search engine.


NOTE: 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."

Read other transcriptions of records of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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