Monday, May 27, 2024

Amanuensis Monday -- 1860 Deed of Amos Underhill to Delos Underhill in Erie County, New York

 This week's document for transcription is the 1860 land deed of Amos Underhill of Erie County, New York to Delos Underhill in the Erie County, New York deed records.

*  Erie County, New York Deeds, Volume 207, page 62, image 348 of 630:

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

This Indenture , Made the Third day of April in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Between Amos Underhill of the town of Aurora 
in the County of Erie and State of New York 
of the first part, and Delos Underhill of the town of Aurora in the County of Erie and 
State of New York
of the second part, WITNESSETH\ , That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Seven hundred Dollars 
 good and lawful money of the United States of America 
to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold, re-
mised, released, aliened, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien, convey and confirm unto the said 
party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever ^the equal undivided one half of^ ALL that certain piece or parcel of LAND situate lying and being 
in the town of Aurora in the County of Erie and 
State of New York known and distinguished as the South east part of Lot 
number twenty one in the ninth township and south range of said townships 
Bounded east by lot number thirteen twenty one chains and seventy - five
links: South by lot number twenty, twenty nine chains and eighty three 
links, West by a line parallel to the east bounds of said lot number twenty 
one - twenty one chains and seventy - five links North by land heretofore con-
veyed by deed to Bryan Hawley twenty - nine chains and eighty three links 
and containing sixty five acres be the same more or less according to the 
boundaries as above given 

TOGETHER with all and singular the ^Tenements^ hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, 
remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, dower and right of dower, 
claim and 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 HOLD, 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 Amos Underhill for himself for his 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 that 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 
he will forever WARRANT AND DEFEND.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in Presence of                                  Amos Underhill   LS.

the word fifty in 2d line from top, and the 

words All that certain price or parcel land in the land 

on the 13th line erased before signature

Josiah Emery J.P.

 STATE OF NEW YORK

Erie County ,

On this nineteenth day of April 1860, before me the subscriber 

appeared Amos Underhill  who acknowledged

ththat he executed the within instrument ; and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who executed the said instrument 

Josiah Emery Justice of Peace 


The source citation for this deed is:

Erie County, New York Land Records, Amos Underhill to Delos Underhill deed, dated 3 April 1860, recorded 13 August 1860; imaged, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975,"   FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WX-7ZGK?view=explore : May 26, 2024), Erie County, "Deeds 1857-1864, Vol. 206-207," Volume 207, page 62, image 348 of 630; 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 Underhill to Delos Underhill on 3 A[pril 1860 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 Aurora, Erie County, New York.  They had five children.

Amos and Mary (Metcalf) Underhill are my 4th great-grandparents, through their 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 crafted the source citation using Evidence Explained 4th Edition standards rather than using the source citation provided by the Full-Text Search engine.

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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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