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Early indentures transcribed by Shirley Brownson, February 20, 1998


Ziba Brownson from Jonathan Fitch - January 19, 1797
Receipt: Ziba (2893) from Jonathan Fitch May 2, 1797
Jonathan Fitch: Indenture to Stephen Lush and Abraham Ten(?) Eyck 2/8/1798
Ichabod and Sally Brownson from Samuel & Naomi Fitch July 13, 1811
Ichabod Brownson from Abijah Seeley 1/23/1826
Ithiel Brownson from Ichabod & Sally Brownson April 4, 1826
Ithiel Brownson from James & Abiah Stewart Octobe 6, 1831
Lease - Hermon Brownson from Minor Treadwell - November 9, 1852



ZIBA BROWNSON FROM JONATHAN FITCH January 29, 1797

These may Certify that in case Mr Ziba Brownson of newmilford in the State of Connecticutt have agread with Jonathan Fitch of unedilla in the State of Newyork to purchice one Equel half of the Lt No seventeen in whitesburrough in the town of francklin in otsaga County in the State of Newyork the Equel one half in Quanti =tie and ... at three Dollers pr acre the one half to be paid the first day of may next the other half the first day of Januar next with the Intrest of the Last payment from the date hearof and on the performan of the said Brunson at the diferant period the said Fitch by these presents do Ingag to Insure and Execute a good warrantee hearof I have hearunto Set my hand this 29th day of January 1797
In presents of

Nathaniel Stewart

Jonathan Fitch




RECEIPT: ZIBA (2893) FROM JONATHAN FITCH May 2, 1797

{on back: Ziba Bronson
Recipt from
Jonth Fitch
705 dollers}

Recd of Mr Ziba Brunson Seven hundred and five Dollers in part payment for four hundred and seventy acres of Lot No 17 in Whitesburrough patent Said Lot to be Divided Directly through the middle of the Same so as to make Equel Divisions Paid to me for the above purposes

May 2nd 1797 Jonathan Fitch Nathaniel Stewart




JONATHAN FITCH : INDENTURE TO STEPHEN LUSH AND ABRAHAM TEN (?) EYCK 2/8/1798

This Indenture Made the twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety eight BETWEEN Jonathan Fitch of the county of Otsego & state of New York farmer of the first part and Stephen Lush of the city of Albany esquire and Abraham Ten Eyck of the same place merchant of the second part, WITNESSETH that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the Sum of four hundred and sixty dollars & ten cents lawful money of the State of New-York, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, Hath granted, bargained, sold, released, enfeoffed and confirmed; AND, by these presents, Doth grant, bargain, sell, release, enfeoff and confirm, unto the said parties of the second part, (in his actual possession now being) and to their heirs and assigns for ever, four hundred and seventy acres in the south part of a certain lot or piece of land situate lying and being at a place called Whiteborough in the county of Montgomery between the Coirquago(?) branch of the delaware and the Susquahanah rivers known and distinguished in a Map made of said whiteborough and filed in the secretarys office of the state of New York by the name of lot number seventeen which said lot number seventeen begins at the north east corner of lot number eighteen and runs thence north thirty degrees west one hundred and eight chains thence south sixty degrees west ninety three chains thence south thirty degrees east one hundred rods eight chains thence north sixty degrees east ninety three chains to the place of beginning containing nine hundred & fifty four acres of land which said four hundred & seventy acres are to be divided from the north part of the said lot by a line to be run parallel to the northern boundary line of the said lot---

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, the above bargained premises, to the said party of the second part, their heirs and assigns, to the sole and only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns for ever. PROVIDED ALWAYS, and these presents are upon this express CONDITION, That if the said Jonathan Fitch - pay to the said Stephen Lush and Abraham Ten Eyck the sum of four hundred sixty dollars & ten cents on or before the first day of July which will be in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine with lawful interest on the same according to the conditions of two certain bonds or writings obligatory, bearing even date herewith, executed by the said Jonathan to the said Stephen and Abraham each bond conditioned for the payment of two hundred & thirty dollars & five cents as a collateral security, THEN these presents and the said bond or writing obligatory, shall cease and be null and void: But in case of the non-payment of the said four hundred & sixty dollars & ten cents or any part thereof, at the time or times above limited for the payment thereof, then and in such case, it shall and may be lawful for the said parties of the second part, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, and the said party of the first part, doth hereby empower and authorise the said parties of the second part, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, to grant, bargain, sell, release and convey the said premises, with the appurtenances, at public auction or vendue - and on such sale to make and execute to the purchaser or purchasers, his, her or their heirs and assigns for ever, good, ample and sufficient deeds of conveyance in the law, pursuant to the statute in that case made and provided - rendering the surplus monies (if any there be) to the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors or administrators, after deducting the costs and charges of such vendue and sale as aforesaid.

In witness whereof, the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Jonathan Fitch

SEALED AND DELIVERED,
In the PRESENCE OF
The word all on the 8th line rasd & the words Jonathan to the said Stephen & Abraham on the 21st line wrote on rasure & the words each bond conditioned in the payment of thwo hundred & thirty dollars & five cents between the 20th & 21st lines interlined before execution
In presence of -
Cornelius Tymeren (?)
Abraham Ten Eyck

{on side:}
Printed by Charles and George Webster, at their Bookstore in the White House where may be had Deeds, Leases, Quit-claim Deeds & Bonds.

> {on back:} Be it Remembered that on the Twenty Eight day of February 1798 appeared before Me Jeremiah Lansingh One of the Masters in Chy for the State of New York Jonathan Fitch to us known who acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the within Instrument for the Purpose therein mentioned and I having examined the same finding no Razures or Interlineations therein Except those noted do allow the same to be recorded.
Jerh Lansingh

Delaware County - Registered in Lib A of Mortgages for said County pages 24 & 25 this 22d
day of April 1798

Ebenezer Foote Clk


Recd on this mortgage forty dollars paid by John Moon for Ezekiel Smith - 9th April 1803
                                   Abraham Ten Eyck
                                   Step Lush
Recd on this mortgage one hundred and thirty Dollars - recd of Ezekiel Smith 5 June 18....
                                   Step Lush
                                   Abraham Ten Eyck
Recd on this mortgage sixty five Dollars - ... ... 1804
                                   Step Lush
                                   Abraham Ten Eyck
Recd on this mortgage two hundred dollars - 15 May 1805
                                   Step Lush
                                   Abr Ten Eyck
Recd on this mortgage from John Moon one hundred & twenty three dollars 5 Feb 1806
                                   Step Lush
                                   Abr Ten Eyck
This may certify that we did on the 3d day of June 1806 receive of Mr Ezekiel 
Smith the whole of the balance then due on the within mortgage Thusly discharge 
the same in Albany 15th Feby 1806
Eraitus(?) Root                         Stephen Lush
Samuel T. Lush                         Abraham Ten Eyck

State of New York ... on the 15 Feb. 1806 Stephen Lush to me known 
acknowledged the execution of the above certificate - I allow it to 
be recorded
                         Eraitus Root, Master in Chancery
State of New York ... on the 19th Feby Abraham Ten Eyck to me known
 acknowledged the execution of the above certificate - I allow it to 
be recorded.
                         Eraitus Root, Master in Chancery
Deleware County Clarks Office -
Registered Liber M(?) of Mortgages upon page 59 
this 30th day of May 1808
                         ... Doll (?) Clerk





ICHABOD AND SALLY BROWNSON FROM SAMUEL & NAOMI FITCH JULY 13, 1811

This Indenture, Made the thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven BETWEEN Samuel Fitch and Naomi his wife of the Town of Franklin in the County of Delaware and State of New York of the first part, and Ichabod Brownson and Sally his wife of the town County & State aforesaid of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred Dollars --- to them in hand paid, by the parties of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien and confirm, unto the said parties of the second part, in their actual possession now being, and to their heirs and assigns forever, ALL that Certain tract piece or parcel of land Situated lying & being in Franklin aforesaid and is distinguished by a map or Survey thereof made by S..man Bartlett lot number seven in the subdivision of lot number twenty two in the Whitesborough patent and is bounded as follows to wit Begining at the northwest Corner of Ansyl Fords lot and runing thence South thirty two Degrees East four hundred and thirty two rods to a stake and stones thence South fifty eight Degrees West Six rods to a Stake and Stones being the Boundaries between the said Samuel and Silas Fitches land to the north line of grant lot number twenty two aforesaid thence thence north thirty two Degrees West four hundred and thirty two rods on a line of marked trees being the Boundaries between the said Samuel and Silas Fitches land to the north line of great lot number twenty two aforesaid, thence north fifty eight degrees east thirty Six Rods to the Place of Begining Containing Ninety one Acres of Land and be the same more or less---

Together with all and singularthe hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining; and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim or demand whatsoever, of the said parties of the first part, either in law or equity, of, and to the above bargained premises, with the said hereditaments and appurenances; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said premises above particularly mentioned and described, to the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, to the sole and only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns forever. AND the said parties of the first part, for themselves their heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, grant, promise and agree, to and with the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, the above bargained premises, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, against all and every person or persons, lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim, the whole or any part thereof, will forever WARRANT AND DEFEND.

In witness whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.


     SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED,                                             Samuel Fitch
        IN PRESENCE OF                                  Naomi Fitch
          Sophia Chamberlin
          Jairus Chamberlin

the word "that" between 7th & 8th lines interlined before Signed also the erasure of Part of the 14th and the whole of the 15th lines before Signed the word thirteenth in the first line written on erasure before Signed

{on side:} W. E. Norman - Print.

{on back:}

Delaware ... on the 19th day of July 1811 before me Jairus Chamberlin one of the Judges of Delaware Common pleas Samuel Fitch and Naomi Fitch his wife both to me known and severally acknowledged the execution of the within deed The said Naomi on an examination Seperate & apart from her husband acknowledged that she executed the Same freely without any fear or Compultion from her said husband Finding no Material alteration therein except those noted I allow the same to be recorded Jairus Chamberlin




ICHABOD BROWNSON FROM ABIJAH SEELEY 1/23/1826

THIS INDENTURE, made the Twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and twenty six BETWEEN Abijah Seeley of the Town of Franklin County of Delaware & State of New York of the first part, and Ichabod Brownson of the Town County & State aforesaid---- of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred Dollars --- in hand paid, by the party of the second part, wherewith the said party of the first part, doth hereby declare himself satisfied and paid; hath and by these Presents, doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey, and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, ALL THAT piece or parcel of Land situate lying & being in the Town of Franklin County of Delaware State of New York - begining at the southeast corner at a Stake with stones heaped around it runing thence North thirty two Degrees west twenty six Chains & forty three Links to a heap of stones - thence East thirty two degrees North forty four Chains & thirty seven links to a heap of Stone - thence South thirty two degrees East twenty eight Chains & forty three links to a marked tree - thence west thirty two Degrees South forty four Chains & thirty links to the place of begining Containing one hundred & seventy two acres be the same more or less it being the southeast corner of lot No. twenty three in Whitesburgh Patent so called --

Together with all and singular, the rights members and priviledges to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, assues and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand both in law and equity, of the said party of the first part, of, in and to the same. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, the said tract or parcel of land and premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said Ichabod Brownson his Heirs and Assigns, that he is the true and lawful owner of the said tract or parcel of land and premises, with the appurtenances, and is lawfully seized in his own right of a perfect, absolute, and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of and in all the said premises, with the appurtenances, and has in himself good right, full power and lawful authority to grant and convey the same, in manner aforesaid. And also, that he the said party of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, shall and may, forever hereafter, peaceably have, hold, occupy and possess the said granted premises, free from the hindrance or molestation of any person or persons lawfully claiming the same. And that he the said party of the first part, and his Heirs, the said parcel of land and premises unto the said party of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever, shall and will Warrant, and for ever, by these presents Defend. In witness whereof, the party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

SEALED AND DELIVERED, Abijah Seeley

IN PRESENCE OF

Ava Case

Noah Case

N.B. the word "eight" interlined eleventh line from top before signing.

{on back:}

State of Newyork p. on the 29th June 1808 Abijah Seeley to me known acknowledged that he executed the within deed. finding no material alterations therein except the one noted I allow it to be recorded. Erastus Root, Masster in Chancery

Delaware County

Clerk's Office

Recorded in Liber C of Deeds upon pages 15. 16. this 9th July 1808 at one oclock PM ... Doll Clk

July To Brunson } Deed

Recd July 9th 1808

$ paid F $1.00






ITHIEL BROWNSON FROM ICHABOD & SALLY BROWNSON April 4, 1826

{on side: ROBERTS & HULL, PRINTERS, HOMER VILLAGE}

THIS INDENTURE, made the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between Ichabod Brownson and Salley his wife of the Town of Franklin County of Delaware & State of New York of the first part, and Ithiel Brownson of the Town County & State aforesaid---- of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred Dollars --- in hand paid, by the party of the second part, wherewith the said parties of the first part, do hereby declare satisfied and paid; and by these presents, do grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey, and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, ALL THAT piece or parcel of Land situate lying & being in the Town of Franklin County of Delaware State of New York begining at the west corner of a piece of land Deeded to Hannah Stewart, & runing there on the road north thirty two degrees west twenty three rods thence east thirty two degrees North one hundred and Eighty four rods, thence South thirty two degrees east twenty three rods to the north or north east Corner of said Stewart land on Corner thense west thirty two degrees south one hundred & eighty four rods to the place of begining also another piece of land begining at the road runing East thirty two degrees North Six rods taking twenty feet of the south east end of my dweling house thence South thirty two degrees east four rods thence west thirty two degrees South six rods to the road thence on the road North thirty two degrees west four rods to the place of begining both pieces Containing twenty five acres lie the same more or less Together with all and singular, the rights members and priviledges to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, assues and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand both in law and equity, of the said parties of the first part, of, in and to the same, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of land and premises, with the appertenances, unto the party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said parties of the first part, doth for himself heirs, executors and administrators, covenant and agree to and with the party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that he is the true and lawful OWNER of the said tract or parcel of land and premises, with the appertenances; and is lawfully seized in his own right, of a perfect, absolute, and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of, in and to all the said premises, with the appertenances; and has in himself good right, full power and lawful authority to GRANT and CONVEY the same. And also, that the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, shall and may, forever hereafter, peaceably have, hold, occupy and possess the said granted premises free from the hindrance or molestation of any person or persons lawfully claiming the same. And that the said parties of the first part, and their heirs, the said parcel of land and premises, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever, shall and will warrant, and forever, by these presents, defend.

In witness whereof, the parties of the first part has hereunto set there hand and seals the day and year first above written. SEALED AND DELIVERED, Ichabod Brownson
IN PRESSENCE OF
Noah O Case Sally Brownson
Isaac Squire




ITHIEL BROWNSON FROM JAMES & ABIAH STEWART

{on back:}
Deed
James Stewart
to
Ithiel Brunson
1831
Delaware County
Clerks Office Recorded
in Liber K of Deeds pages
289 and 290 December 3
1831 at 1 PM
C B Sheldon Clk

Rcd December 3 1831 1 PM

{inside:}

This Indenture, Made the Sixth day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One Between James Stewart and Abiah Stewart his wife of the first part, and Ithiel Brunson of the Town of Franklin in the County of Delaware and State of New York of the second part, Witnesseth, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Eighty Eight Dollars lawful money of the State of New York in hand paid by the party of the second part, wherewith the said party of the first part doth hereby declare themselves satisfied and paid, hath and by These Presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, All that Certain farm lot piece or percel Land Situate lying and being in the town of Franklin in the County of Delaware afroresaid in the Northerly half of lot Number Twenty three in the Whitesborough Pattent and is and Distinguished therein as lot No Two according to a Survey thereof Made by Sluman(?) Bartlett in December Eighteen Hundred and fifteen Containing one Hundred and Twenty Two acres of Land be the Same More or less Reserving thereupon for the use of the Parties of first Fifty acres off from the North west Side of Said lot which was Sold by the party of the first part to Justice Mullen also Reserving the one half of all the pine timber now on the hereby Granted bargained and Sold piece or persel of land the party of the first is to take of from Said lot the hereby Reserved pine timber within five Years from the date hereof

Together with all and singular the rights, members, and privileges, to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, claim, and demand, both in law and equity, of the said part of the first part, of, in, and to the same. To have and to hold the said tract of land and premises with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part Heirs and Assigns, to sole and only proper use, benefit and behoof for ever. And the said party of the first part, doth for their Heirs, Executors and Administrators, covenant and agree to and with the party of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, that he is true and lawful owner of the said tract or parcel of land and premises, with the appurtenances, and is lawfuly seized in his own right, of a perfect, absolute, and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of and in all the said premises, with the appurtenances, and haih in himself good rights, full power, and lawful authority, to grant and convey the same, in manner aforesaid. And also, that he the said party of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, shall and may, for ever hereafter, peaceably have, hold, occupy and possess the said granted premises, free from the hindrance or molestation of any person or persons lawfully claiming the same. And that he the said party of the first part, and his Heirs, the said parcel of land and premises unto the said part of the second part, his Heirs and Assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever, shall and will Warrant, and for ever by these presents Defend.

In witness whereof the party of the first part hath hereunto set their hand and seales the day and year first above written.

Sealed and Delivered the word Dollars enterlined before Signed James Stewart

in presence of on fifth line from top Abiah Stewart

Martin Lect

Henrietta Lect

{on back:}

Delaware County

On the 6th Day of October 1831 came before me James Stewart and Abiah his wife to me known to be the the persons that executed the within Deed and acknowledged that they Signed Sealed and Delivered the within Deed for the purposes therein Stated and the Said Abiah being by me privately examined apart from her husband acknowledged that She executed the Same freely without fear or compulsion of her Said Husband

Ammon Bostwick Commissioner of Deeds




LEASE: HERMON BROWNSON FROM MINOR TREADWELL NOVEMBER 9, 1852

{on back: House Lease
M Treadwell}

This Indenture made this 9th day of Nov. 1852 Between Minor Treadwell of Franklin county of Delaware & state of New York of the first part & H Brownson of the second part witnesseth that the said Minor Treadwell for & in consideration of the sum of $14.00 to be paid to him on the first day of April of each year doth lease & hire to the said H Brownson his dwelling house situated on the right or North bank of the Oneont Creek in said town & Co. & bounded on the W. by the land of the said H. Brownson & secure to him said dwelling in good repair on the first day of April next - Dated Franklin Nov. 9 1852 Minor Treadwell



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