Joshua  K  Lemmons   Deed
From  John  B  Michael

Know all men by these presents that we  John B Michael  and  Hanah Michael  wife of said  John B Michael  of the County of Clinton of the state Indiana in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid by  Joshua K Lemmons  of the County of Shelby & State of Indiana have bargained and sold and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey unto the said  Joshua K Lemons  his heirs and assigns forever the following premises situate in the County of Shelby in the State of Indiana and bounded and described as follows it being the  North half of the West half  of the South East quarter  of section twenty five  in Township Twelve North  Range seven East containing forty acres more or less  To have and to hold said premises with the appurtenances unto the said Joshua K Lemons his heirs and assigns forever - And the said  John B Michael  for himself and heirs doth hereby covenant with said Joshua K Lemons his heirs and assigns that he is lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid that the premises are free and clear - from all incumbrances whatsoever - and the he will forever Warrant and Defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said  Joshua K Lemons  his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever - In testimony whereof the said  John B Michael and Hanah Michael  have hereunto set their hands and seals this Fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty one.

John B Michael {seal}
Hannah x Michael {seal}

Executed in presence of James Frier
The State of Indiana Clinton County ss
Before me James Frier a Justice of the peace in and for said County personally appeared the above John B Michael and Hanah his wife and acknowledged the signing and sealing the above conveyance to be their Voluntary act and deed and the said Hanah being at the same time examined by me separate and apart from her said husband and the contents of said instrument made known to her by me she then declared that she did Voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same and that she is still satisfied therewith this Fourteenth day of April AD 1851 Eighteen hundred and fifty one
State of Indiana                                      James Frier {seal} Justice of the peace
Clinton County ss                                  I John Barnes - Clerk of the Clinton Circuit
Court do hereby certify that James Frier Esqr before whom the annexed instrument apperas to have acknowledged was at the time of taking such acknowledgement a Justice of the Peace in and for said County and duly authorized by law to take the same and am acquainted with his signature and believe the annexed signature purporting to be his to be genuine And further - that the annexed instrument is executed and acknowledged according to the laws of said state

{SS} Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this
16th day of April AD 1851 John Barnes - Clerk

Recorded August 29th 1851 John S Campbell Recorder

Transcribed by Phyllis Fleming from Deed Record Book S, page 262

Deed Record Book S, page 263, contains identical language, except the land being purchased by Joshua K Lemmons from John B Michael and Hannah Michael, his wife, (this time for $200) is the S-1/2 of the W-1/2 of the SE-1/4 of Section 25, Township 12 North, Range 7 East (also containing 40 acres more or less). The document was signed "at said Court at office in Frankford this 6th day of April AD 1851." It was recorded 29 Aug 1851.

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