Monday, June 10, 2024

Amanuensis Monday -- 1823 Deed of Thomas Partridge to Daniel Henry in Ashtabula County, Ohio

 This week's document for transcription is the 1823 land deed of Thomas Partridge of Ashtabula County, Ohio to Daniel Henry in the Ashtabula County, Ohio deed records.

*  Ashtabula County, Ohio Deeds, 1819-1824, image 238 of 369:

The transcription of this document is:

Thomas Partridges deed to Daniel Henry.

To all persons to whom these presents come Greeting Know ye that I Thom-

as Partridge of the township of Gustavus County Trumbull & State of Ohio for the

consideration of two hundred & fifty dollars received to my full satisfac-

tion of Daniel Henry of the town County & State aforesaid do give grant bargained

sell & confirm unto the said Daniel Henry the following described tract or lot

of land situate in Wayne township number eight in the second range of town-

ships in the Connecticut Western Reserve in the State of Ohio which is also

in the County of Ashtabula & is known by lot number ninety eight & is bound-

ed as follows; east on land owned by Jonathan Allen north by the north

line of said lot No ninety-eight south by the south line of said lot & to extend

so far west from said Allens land that a line running north & south

across said lot parallel to the west line of said lot shall contain one hun-

dred acres land. To have and to hold the above granted & bargained prem-

ises with the appurtenances thereof unto him the sd. Daniel Henry his

heirs & assigns forever to his & their own proper use & behoof & also I the said

Thomas Partridge do for myself my hers executors & administrators coven-

ant with the said Daniel Henry his heirs & assigns that at & until the ensealing

of these presents I am well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible

estate in fee simple & have good right to bargain & sell the same in manner

& form as is above written & that the same is free of all encumbrances what-

soever. And furthermore I the said Thomas Partridge do by these presents

bind myself & my heirs forever to warrant & defend the above granted

& bargained premises to him the said Daniel Henry his heirs assigns,

against all lawful claims & demands whatsoever. I Katherine Partridge

wife of the said Thomas Partridge do hereby remise release & forever quit claim

unto the said Daniel Henry his heirs & assigns all my right & title of dower in & to

the above described premises. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our

hands & seals the fourteenth day of January Anno Domini one thousand

eight hundred & twenty three.

Signed sealed acknowledged & Thomas Partridge {L S}

deliner in presence of

Rufus Beman Katharine Partridge {L S}

Chogens Beman

The State of Ohio | Gustavus township January 14 A D 1823

Ashtabula County ss. | Personally appeared Thomas Partridge signer & seal-

er of the foregoing instrument & acknowledged the same to be his free act &

deed. Also personally appeared Katharine Partridge wife of the said Thomas

Partridge & having been examined separate & apart from her said husbands

the contents of the foregoing deed having been to her fully explained &

did seal acknowledge & deliver the same without coercion or compulsion

from her said husband. Before me Rufus Beman Justice of the Peace.

Entered May 1’st and Recorded May 26, 1823. Lynds Jones Recorder.

The source citation for this deed is:

Ashtabula County, Ohio Land Records, Thomas Partridge to Daniel Henry deed, dated 14 January 1823, recorded 26 May 1823; imaged, "Ashtabula, Ohio United States Records," FamilySearch ( : June 1, 2024), "Deeds 1819-1824," page 422-423, image 238 of 369; Original records at Erie County, New York Court House.

This deed record is a Derivative Source (because it is a court clerk's handwritten record in a bound book), Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the sale of land in Wayne township in Ashtabula County, Ohio by Thomas Partridge to Daniel Henry on 14 January 1823.

Thomas Partridge (1758-1828) was born 15 December 1758 in Guilford, Windham County, Vermont, the son of Jasper and Mary (Rice) Partridge. He died 1 October 1828 in Gustavus Township, Trumbull County, Ohio. Thomas married Hannah Wakeman (1763-1814) on 2 October 1785 in New York. Hannah was born 6 February 1763 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, the daughter of George and Sarah (Hill) Wakeman, and died 28 March 1814 in Wayne Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  They had 11 children.  Thomas Partridge married Katharine Pelton (1765-1832) on 12 February 1822 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  They had no children.

Thomas and Hannah (Wakeman) Partridge are my 5th great-grandparents, through their daughter Mary Partridge (1792-1855) who married Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) in about 1804.

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 document. Extensive editing of the AI transcribed text was necessary in places, and sections of this deed were not transcribed at all. I crafted the source citation using Evidence Explained 4th Edition standards rather than using the source citation provided by the Full-Text Search engine.


NOTE: Sorry for the small image, the different font and close line spacing. Blogger's editor is still messed up - some posts are fine, others not so good. I have to copy linked text into my word processor, then copy that into Blogger. The text editing still works pretty well.

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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