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This is a transcription of a Land Deed selling property from Sampson S. WILEY to Whitaker A. MOTHERSHEAD in Jefferson County, Missouri, in 1841. 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 F, page 35, of Jefferson County Missouri:

This indenture made and entered into this fourth day of October in this year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one between Sampson S. WILEY of the County of Jefferson and State of Missouri of the one part and Whitaker A. MOTHERSHEAD of the county and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesses that the aforesaid Sampson WILEY of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of thirty five dollars lawful money of the United States to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath bargained, sold, aliened and conveyed, and by these presents doth bargain, sell, alien and convey to the aforesaid Whitaker A. MOTHERSHEAD of the second part, all that tract or parcel of land lying being and situated in the waters of Dry Creek in the County of Jefferson and in the State of Missouri, and which is thus described in the field notes by Geo W. Waters, County Surveyor  "Begun at the east corner of a piece this day surveyed for Whitaker A. MOTHERSHEAD a stake corner from which a walnut five inches in diameter, marked with a blaze and three notches, bear N 27 1/2o  W 46 [?] links distant, Thence East 10.87 chains, set a stake (corner of this survey and the NE corner of the SW _?_ of the NW quarter section 31 of Township 40 North Range 4 East) from which a P Oak ten inches in diameter, marked with a blaze and three notches bears N 76 1/2 [?] E. 53 links distant Thence North 6.35 chains, set a stake corner, from which a P Oak 16 [?] inches in diameter, marked with a blaze and three notches bears N 65 E 36 links distant. Thence S 59 W 12.57 chains, to the place of beginning containing three acres and forty-five one hundredths of an acre be the same more or less together with all and singular the appurtenances there unto belonging or in any wise appertaining forever in fee simple to the aforesaid Whitaker A. MOTHERSHEAD his heirs and assigns. In testimony whereof I have here unto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Teste [?]Julius Higgins.

Sampson S Wiley  [seal]