Monday, June 30, 2014

Amanuensis Monday : George Wright to Sarah Wright, Clermont County, Ohio, 1808

George Wright to Sarah Wright, Clermont County, Ohio Deed Book F-05: 397

Received this copy of a deed from fellow researcher Newell Wright from Clermont County, Ohio that deals with my maternal 5th great-grandfather, George Wright and his mother, Sarah Wright.  A previous post had listed Wright deeds in Clermont County, Ohio , believe this one belongs to Book F-05, page 397.

Know all men by these presents that I George Wright of Pleasant Township County of Clermont and State of Ohio for and in consideration of Three hundred Dollars to me in hand paid before the Delivery hereof by my Mother Sarah Wright Widow of County and State aforesaid the receipt of whereof is hereby acknowledged have given, granted, bargained, sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and convey and confirm to her the said Sarah Wright her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, all my right, title, property, claim and demand of, in and to a certain piece of Land lying in Pleasant Township County and State aforesaid and is butted and bounded as follows: viz. Beginning at Moses Hicks N.E. corner at a Sugar tree, and running thence North One hundred and forty seven poles to a Lynn and Beech, thence West one hundred and five poles to a Lynn thence South one hundred and forty seven poles to a Sugar tree and two beeches thence East one hundred and five poles to the place of Beginning.  To have and to hold said granted premises with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto in any wise belonging, to her the said Sarah Wright her heirs executors administrators and assigns to her and their proper use benefit and behoof forever and I the said George Wright the said granted premises will Warrant and Defend, against the Claims or Demands of all persons claiming by from or under me my heirs or assigns as also against the heirs and assigns of Joseph Vanmeter from whom I purchased the said granted premises.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Tenth day of October One Thousand Eight hundred and Eight.  George Wright (seal).
 Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Wm. O'Bowlin Henry Ralston
October 15th 1808.  This day personally appeared before me Bernard Thomspson a Justice of Clermont County George Wright who did then and there acknowledge the above Indenture to be his own Voluntary act and Deed for the use of the withing mentioned, and Directed the same to be Recorded.  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written.  Bernard Thompson (seal).
Things I have learned from this document :

  • George Wright's mother was definitely named Sarah, and she was a widow by 1808.
  • This piece of land is the same piece of land that George purchased from Joseph Vanmeter 
  • George was educated, as he signed the document and was it was sealed, not just "his mark".
  • This places both George and his mother in Clermont County in 1808.  This is important as the 1810 census of Ohio is missing.

Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Amanuensis Monday is a popular ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.

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