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The Johson & Betsey Rogers Indenture

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Indenture of Johnson & Betsey Jane Rogers & David Ball

Of Litchfield, 31 December 1855

This indenture mad the thirty first day of December, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five between Johnson Rogers, of the township of Litchfield, County of Bradford and State of Pennsylvania, and Betsey Jane Rogers, his wife, of the first part, and David Ball, of the same place, of the second part, Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to us in hand paid by the said party of the second part at or before the er sealing? Or delivering hereof the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge and thereof except and forever discharge the said party of the second part, his heirs, executors and administrators by these presents have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enforced, released and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, enforce, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns all that certain lot, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the township of Litchfield aforesaid, and bounded as follows, viz. Being all in right, title, interest and claim to a certain lot of land owned by Jacob L. Ball, late of Litchfield, deceased, meaning to deed four shares of said lot to wit: Sam’l Ball’s, David Ball’s, Betsey Jane Roger’s and Elias Ball’s share of said lot, or real estate of the said Jacob L. Ball. Together with all and singular, the rights, liberties, privileges, and appertances, whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the revenues and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And also, all the estate, right title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of the said parties of the first part, in law or equity of, in or out of the same to have and to hold the said premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be, with the appertenances into the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the first part do for the owners, and heirs, rentors, and administrators, promise and agree to admit the said party of the second party, his heirs and assigns that the above described premises, with the appertanences into the said party of the second party, his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever defend against all or any person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same from under us, or our heirs. In witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above mentioned.

Johnson Rogers

Sealed and delivered in presence of Betsey Jane Rogers

Sm’l Davidson, Bradford County

Be it remembered that on the 31 day of December A.D. 1855, personally appeared before the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County, Johnson Rogers, and Betsey Jane Rogers, his wife. The above named grantors, and acknowledge the foregoing indenture to be their act-and deed for the purpose therein contained. She the said Betsey Jane, being of full age and by me remained separate and apart from her husband and the full contents there of being by me first made knowing to her, acknowledged that she executed the same of her own free will and accord, without any coarsen or compromise on the part of her said husband.

Witness my hand and seal Sm’l Davidson J.P. Recorded Feby 4, 1856