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State of Missouri
County of Ste. Genevieve
Ste. Genevieve Seal

08 January 1861

      This indenture made this the eight day of January in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and Sixty-one, Between Thomas McCabe and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Ste. Genevieve and State of Mo. of the first part and Denis McDonald of the same county and State of the second part; Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred dollars and Eighty cents to them paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained sold, released and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain, sell, release and convey to the party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, all that certain piece or parcel of Land , situate lying and being in the County of Ste. Genevieve and State of Mo., and is a part of the James Maxwell Survey numbered 1862 and known, designated and described of follows, to wit:

      Beginning on the S. Eastern line of the said James Maxwell tract at a sandstone two feet three inches Long 9 inches wide and 2 1/2 thick from which a Black Oak 4 in. in dia bears N. 2o, thirty links distant and a W. Oak 15 in. in dia bears S. 86o, W, 42 links distant, said sandstone is set sic chs S. 43o, W, distant from the S. Eastern corner of the Browning tract of 70 acres in said survey (of which this tract hereby conveyed is a part), thence W, 43o, E, 6 chs. to said S. Eastern corner of said Browning tract to a sandstone 17 inches long 11 in. wide and two inches thick from which a Gum 20 in. in dia bears due E. distant 55 links and a Gum 16 in. in dia bears N. 42o, W distant 45 links, and a Gum 12 inches in dia bears S, two and a half degrees W, 59 links distant. Thence W, 4o, 19 chs. and twenty lks. to a sand stone 13 in. long, ten in wide and one and three-fourth in. thick thence S, 45o, W. 15 chs. to a sandstone twenty-two in. long, 8 in. wide and five in. thick, from which a W.O 10 in. in dia bears S. 60o, W, distant 26 links and a white oak four in. in dia bears N. 80o, E. distant 8 links, thence N. (72) seventy-two and a half degrees E. to the place of beginning containing twenty acres and Sixteen one hundreths of an acre (20 16/100) of land. Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the said land, in anywise appertaining and belonging.
      To have and to hold the above granted premises to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to his use benefit and behalf forever, and the said Thomas McCabe for himself, his heirs executors, and Administrators doth covenant with the said apart of the second part his heirs and assigns, that he will and his heirs, Executors, and administrators, shall warrant and defend the same to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, against the lawful demands of all persons claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof by through or under the said part of the first part his heirs & assigns only.

      In Testimony whereof, the said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Ignatious Layton

Thomas    McCabe   {Seal}


Elizabeth X McCabe   {Seal}


      Be it remembered that on this 8 day of January A. D. 1861 before me a Justice of the Peace within and for said County and State came Thomas McCabe and Elizabeth his wife who are both personally known to me to be the real persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing Deed, as having executed the same, and they acknowledged that they signed, sealed, and delivered said deed, truly and voluntarily, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and the said Elizabeth McCabe wife of the said Thomas McCabe being by me made acquainted with the contents and effect of said deed, and by me examined, separate & apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed this deed, and relinquished her dower in the premises therein described and set forth freely voluntarily and without the compulsion of her said husband.
      Given under my hand and seal, the year last above written.

Ignatious Layton {Seal}
Justice of the Peace

Recorded this 28th day of October A. D., 1862.

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