Friday, December 11, 2009

Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART

Indenture. Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART (15 Jul 1839). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Indenture. Richard Plumbe to Naugle KEPHART (15 Jul 1839), p. 2. Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

Richard Plumbe to Naugle Kephart

This Indenture made the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine between Richard Plumbe of the Town of Dubuque and County of same and Territory of Iowa, of the one part, and Naugle Kephart of Dubuque County and Territory of Iowa, of the other part.

Witnesseth, that the party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty five hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Naugle Kephart at or before the sealing of these presents, the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged, has granted, bargained, sold, delivered and relinquished, and by these presents does grant [for no gain?], sell, deliver and relinquished, and unto the said Naugle Kephart his heirs and assigns, all his, the said Richard Plumbe right, title and interest whatsoever in a certain _____ of Land with all improvements thereunto belonging situated in Township ninety (90) North and Range one (1) West, and said to be on Sections Twenty one (21) & Twenty two (22) in the aforesaid County of Dubuque and Territory of Iowa, as also, the following described personal property, viz.,

Four yoke of oxen, yokes & chains, Three milch cows, Two calves, One yearling do, Fifteen hogs, more or less, One mare & colt, Two Prairie plough[s], One common do, One Harrow, One wagon, One black wheel do, One set of Horse gears, One Man’s saddle, One side do, One Rifle, Two shot guns, One Kitchen cupboard, One cooking stove and fixtures, Six feather beds, Three Mattresses, Four pair comforts, Fifteen pair blankets, Twelve pair sheets, Ten counterpanes, Six looking glasses, One clock, Eight cane seat chairs, One Bureau, Three Rocking chairs, One Dining Set, One Tea set, Six plated Candlesticks, Five pair cot? Bedsteads, Onde childs crib, Two wash stands, Three dining and Kitchen tables, One round Table, Six small Tables, Three doz. Knives & forks, One Franklin Stove, Two sheet Iron do, and pipe attached, Two pair Bedsteads, Three Carpets, Three axes, Two Scythes & Rakes, Three Hoes, One set mining tools, Four Geese.

To have and to hold the said claim of ____ all the foregoing personal property unto the said Naugle Kephart, his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Naugle Kephart, his heirs and assigns forever in testimony or hereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand & seal the day and year herein before written.

It being first however understood that such part of the aforementioned personal property as the said party of the second part may not at this time have actual possession of, the said party of the first part hereby agrees to deliver up to the said Naugle Kephart in reasonable good order in Twelve months from this date, paying the said Kephart such fair equivalent for the use of said property during the Twelve months as the can agree upon.

Signed, Sealed and deliver = Richard Plumbe
___ed in the presence of Charles Miller, Josiah Corkery?
Territory of Iowa
Dubuque County

Be it remembered that this day personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the peace in and for said County and Territory, Richard Plumbe, who is personally known to said Justice to be the identical person whose signature appears to the foregoing conveyance and acknowledges that he signed, sealed and delivered the same for the use and purposes therein contained.

Given under my hand and seal the sixteenth day of July A. D. 1839
T. Mason J. P.


Mark D. Williams said...

Richard Plumbe was Catherine Kephart's husband, which makes him Naugle Kephart's brother-in-law.

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