William  E.  Young
bound  to
James  Bearmore / Bearmon

Overseers of Poor Indenture To James Bearmon
Recorded in the office of the Recorder of Shelby county Indiana   April 22d 1839
in Deed Book H   page 681     Milton Robins Recorder

            This indenture made this Twenty third day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty nine, between David Laymon & Alexander Breeding Overseers of the poor of Jackson Township in the county of Shelby & State of Indiana of the one part; and James Bermon of the county aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth that the said overseers have put, placed, and bound and do by these presents, put, place and bind William E. Young a poor Boy aged Two years and six months and apprentice to the said James Bearmon, to be taught the art, trade and occupation of a Farmer, which the said James Bearmon now uses and to live with and serve him the said James Bearmon for the term of Eighteen years & six months from this date, that is to say untill he the said William E. Young shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years, if the said James Bearmon shall so long live. And the said Overseers do by these presents, give unto the said James Bearmon all the right, power and authority over the said William E. Young and his service during the said term, which by the laws of this state a Master has in and over a lawfully indentured apprentice. And the said James Bearmon in consideration thereof doth on his part covenant promise & agree to & with the said Overseers and their successors in office and each and every of them and with the said William E. Young, that he will teach & instruct the said William E. Young as his apprentice or cause him to be well & sufficiently taught & instructed in the art and occupation of a farmer after the best way & manner that he can; And also to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught or instructed to read, write and Arethmetic through the Single Rule of Three, and train him to habits of industry & morality and during the term of his apprenticeship, to provide and allow to him sufficient meat drink washing and lodging and apparel, and all other things necessary for an apprentice during his said term of apprenticeship. And the said James Bearmon further covenants and agrees to give to the said apprentice at the expiration of his aforesaid term of service, one hundred dollars in personal property.
            In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year first above written
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of  

J. B. Lucas 
Elizabeth Lucas 
David Laymon 
Alexander Breeding 
James Bearmon      (SEAL)

Transcribed by Barb Huff
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