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McDonald – William Bennett Jr Deed 25 Oct 1851

This deed is for William Bennett, Jr. born 5 Oct 1823 who married Barbara Grimes first and then Malinda McDonald. His parents were William Bennett, Sr. and Rebecca Pittman (my 4th Great Grand parents). The Harrison Pitman who witnesses the deed is his uncle, my 4th great grand uncle, Rebecca Pitman’s brother. John, the grantor of the deed is Malinda’s father.The thumbnails link to photocopies of the actual deed in Deed Book 12 page 311 and 312, Orange County Courthouse in Paoli.



John P. McDonald for and in consideration of the sum of ninety three dollars to him paid by William Bennett Junior do give grant bargain sell and convey to said William bennett Junior and to hisn heirs forever in fee simple the following tract or parcel of land containing forty acres more or less situate in the county of Orange and state of Indiana to wit the North East quarter of the South West quarter of Section twenty three in Township one South of Range one West and I do covenant with the said William bennett Junior as follows to wit that I am lawfully seized of the premises in fee simple in said tract of land that I have a good right to convey the same in fee simple that the same is free from all incumbrances that the said William Bennett Jun and his heirs and assigns shall forever quietly enjoy the same and that he will forever warrant and defend the title to the same to the said William Bennett Junior and his heirs and assigns forever against all claims whatever in law or equity. Witness my hand and seal this 25th day of October AD 1851

John P McDonald (seal)

signed sealed and delivered in presence of

Thomas Hunt

Harrison Pittman

Filed for record Nov 22 1851

Recorded 12 Oclock pm Nov 24th 1851

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