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Bird, Robert and Wife to John Strawn

This Indenture made, and entered into this fifteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord 1831, between Robert Bird, and Rachel Bird his wife, of the one part and John Strawn of the other part, all of the county of Putnam and State of Illinois, witnesseth. That the said Robert and Rachel Bird for, and in consideration of the sum of Thirty-Eight Dollars to him in hand paid by the said John Strawn, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath this day bargained, sold, released and confirmed, and doth by these present bargain, sell, release and confirm, unto the said John Strawn, his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece, or lot of land known and designated as follows, to wit: As being the North end of the Northeast fractional 1/4 of SecNo. 35, Township No. 30 North, Range No. 3 West, containing all the land as far South as a straight line running of the East boundary, past the town of Columbia to the Illinois river, be the same more or less, To have and to hold the above described premises, together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him, the said John Strawn, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Robert and Rachel Bird for themselves and their heirs doth by these presents covenant to and with the said John Strawn to warrent and forever defend the title to the premises above described against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming by through and under them.

In testimony whereof the said Robert Bird and Rachel Bird have here-unto set their hands and seal this day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us.
James Dever Robert Bird
John Kemp Rachel X Bird

This day personally appeared before the undersigned Notary Publick in and for sd. county, Robert Bird and Rachel Bird, his wife, who are personally known to sd. notary to be the real persons who executed the foregoin deed of conveyance and who then before sd. notary the sd. Rachel Bird being separately examined, acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered said deed freely and voluntarily of the uses and purposes therein mentioned, given under my hand this fifteenth day of August 1831. And not being furnished with a seal of office, I have hereunto affixed my private seal.

Colby T. Stevenson, N. P.

Source: Publication Number Twenty-nine of the Illinois State Historical Library, Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1922; Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the Society, Springfield, Illinois. May 4-5, 1922; Board of Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, page 122. (Printed by authority of the State of Illinois.) Champaign, IL: Schnepp & Barnes, Printers, Springfield, Ill. 1923

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