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This is a transcription of a Land Deed selling property from Rosanna SCAGGS to Washington PIERCE in Jefferson County, Missouri, in 1842. 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 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.   [note: in looking through the probate records, I found Jeremiah died the year before, in 1841; he knew he was dying - his Last Will and Testament was witnessed shortly before his death by Dicey HUSKEY and Susannah PALMER]

Know all men by these presents that I, Rosanna SCAGGS, of the County of Jefferson and the State of Missouri, the wife of Jerimiah SCAGGS, deceased, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid by Washington PIERCE, of the County of Jefferson and state aforesaid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge I have bargained, sold and quit claimed and by these presents do bargain, sell and quit claim unto the said Washington PIERCE and to his heirs and assigns forever, all my right, title, interest, estate claim and alien [note: yes, I used a magnifying glass, it says "alien"] and both at law and in equity, and as well in __?__ as in expectancy of in and to all my right of dower, in that certain farm or Piece of Land situated and being in the County of Jefferson, State aforesaid, it being forty acres lying in Section N 29 of Range three East, Township 41, and also forty acres being in Section 28 Township 41 of Range three East, it the same purchased by Jerimiah SCAGGS of the United States as may be seen by referance [?] to Registers and Receivers Book at the St. Louis Land District with all and singular the hereditaments [?] and appertinances here unto belonging [to?] witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this the fourth day of October in this year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

Signed with "her mark" by Rosannah Skaggs

Witnessed by Henry Prewit

Link to Government Land Office Record of land Washington Pearce purchased the year before