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William and Barbara Bennett Deed 1855 for a school


William and Barbara Bennett donated land for a school in Greenfield Twp in this deed:

Deed of land donated to the inhabitants of Greenfield Township of Orange County Indiana whereas the inhabitants of Greenfield Township are in want of a piece of land on which to erect a schoolhouse for school purposes now therefore that we William Bennett Jun and Barbara Bennett the wife of said William Bennett in consideration of the premises for ourselves our heirs and assigns forever have given and granted and do hereby give and grant unto all persons while inhabitants of said Greenfield Township the following parcel of land to wit: one quarter of one acre off of the north west quarter of the north west quarter of section twenty three (23) in Township No one (1) south of Range No one west and described as follows to wit bounded on the east by the eastern boundary line of said quarter commencing on said boundary line two rods west of a certain spring running thence five rods west thence south eight rods thence east five rods thence north eight rods to the place of beginning to their exclusive benefit use and behoof forever In testimony whereof the said William Bennett and Barabara Bennett have hereunto set their hand and affixed their seals this 19th day of November AD 1853.

William Bennett (his mark, seal)

Barbara Bennett (seal)

Attest

Witness Thomas Hunt

State of Indiana Orange County SS

(abridged) Thomas Hunt, Justice of the Peace attests that he interviewed Barbara and William.

Filed for record 2nd June 1855 Recorded 7 Jun 1855  by Josiah Hazlewood, Roc

In studying land records it seems Josiah Hazlewood was the Recorder forever. I sure wish I could have interviewed him – wow, he must have known every piece of Orange County land and its owners well by the time he retired his office.  Book 12 page 543-544

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