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This is a transcription of a Land Deed selling property from John WILEY, Jr. and his wife, Eliza,  to John and Josiah MURRELL in Jefferson County, Missouri. The exact date is unreadable,  indeed the entire bottom portion of the page is unreadable, but the index for the volume indicates the year as 1839. I have read the material as best I can from thirty-year old microfilm copies. I've tried to be very accurate (including copying the spelling and punctuation as it was on the document, but since much of it was very hard to read - spidery handwriting, fading ink, poor microfilm quality - there may be errors I haven't noticed as yet.

Recorded in Deed Book E, page 71:

Know all men by these presents that we John Wiley, Jr and Eliza his wife of the County of Jefferson for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty nine dollars and sixty two cents to us in hand now here paid have granted bargained sold and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto John MURRELL and Josiah MURRELL of the same place all that certain piece of Land situated in and lying in Jefferson County, State of Missouri, Containing one hundred and twenty acres being the South quarter of NW quarter of section No. 26 and the W half of NW quarter of section No. 26 in Township No. 40 of Range No. 3 East. Now the constituency of this obligation is such that we reserve for ourselves all the land that lies on the West side of Dry Creek to wit, beginning where the half-mile line crosses Dry Creek in the middle of the main channel of said Creek and running north with said Creek to a hickory tree and pile of rocks, which is supposed to contain eighteen acres more or less with all the appurtenances and all the right title interest and demand of us or either of us in promises to have and to hold the   __?__   the appertunances unto the said John MURRELL and Josiah MURRELL  ___?___  and their heirs in fee simple forever, and I the said John WILEY Jr. ___?___  self & my heirs do hereby .............(text becomes almost totally unreadable for me at this point due to the dark edges of the microfilm)