THIS INDENTURE, made this thirteenth day of December Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine between James Adams and Harriet his wife, of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois parties of the first part, and Ezekiel Bowman of the County of Logan and State of Illinois party of the second part; WITNESSETH, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of Seventy Eight 75/100 dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby 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 lot or piece of land thereon as designated as follows, towit, the West half of the South West quarter of Section Eleven Township seventeen North of Range one West of the Third principle meridian in the State of Illinois containing Eighty acres more or less.
TOGETHER, with all and singular, the hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining; and all the estate, right, title and interest, of the said party of the first part, either in law or equity, of, in and to the above bargained premises: 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 James Adams & Harriet his wife for their heirs, executors and his - heirs and assigns, that at the time of the insealing and delivering these presents they were well seized of the premises above conveyed, as in fee simple, and have a good right, full power and lawful authority, to grant, bargain, sell and convey the same in manner and form as aforesaid; and that the same are free and clear of all incumbrances of every kind and nature soever. 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 said parties of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals the year and day first above written. IN PRESENCE OF Jas Adams Harriot Adams
STATE OF ILLINOIS Sangamon County. BEFORE ME, the undersigned, an acting Justice of the Peace, in and for the County aforesaid, personally came James Adams and Harriot his wife, who are known to me to be the real persons by whom and in whose names the foregoing Deed is subscribed, and by whom and in whose names the same is proposed to be acknowledged, and the acknowledged their signatures thereto to be their free and voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed. And the said Harriot wife of the said James Adams being by me first examined separately and apart from her husband, and the contents of said conveyance being first made known to her, acknowledged, that freely and voluntarily, and without compulsion or coercion from her husband, she executed the same and forever relinquished her right and claim of Dower to the premises in said Deed named. GIVEN under my hand and seal, this 15th day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine. Jas W Kays J P