Birdsall - Houghton Indenture
transcribed by Alex Ross, May 3, 2004
This Indenture, Made the eleventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three Between Ira S. Birdsall and Ruby Birdsall his wife of the Town of Harpersfield, County of Delaware and State of New York of the first part and Hardin Houghton of the Town of Davenport, County and 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 lawful money of the United States of America, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, aliened, remised, released, enscossed and confirmed , and by these presents do grant, alien, remise, release, enscoss and confirm unto the said party of the second part, and his heirs and assigns forever,
All that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the town of Davenport and bounded as follows. South and East by the highway, North by lands owned by Martin Van Dusen and Isaac Pierce and West by lands owned by Isaac Pierce and a piece of land used as a burying ground the line to run as the fence now stands containing two and a half acres of land be the same more or less._ The word Vandusen inderlined in the sixth line from the bottom before signed: Together with all and singular the hereditainments 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 and demand whatsoever, of the said part of the first part, either in law or equity, of, in or to the above granted premises, with the said hereditainments and appurtenances. To have and to hold the above mentioned and described premises, with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Ira S. Birdsall and Ruby Birdsall for themselves their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant, grant, bargain, promise and agree, to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, to warrant and forever to defend the above granted premises and every part and parcel thereof, now being in the quick and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part against the said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and against all and every other person or persons claiming unto claim the said premises, or any part thereof.
In Witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Matthew McLaughry Ira S. Birdsall LS.
Ruby Birdsall LS.
State of New York
Delaware County ss
I certify that on the fifteenth day of July 1853 before me appeared Ira S. Birdsall and Ruby Birdsall his wife, both to me personally known to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing deed; and severally acknowledged the execution thereof. And the said Ruby Birdsall on a private examination, apart from her husband, acknowledged she executed the same freely without any fear or compulsion of her said husband.
Matthew McLaughry Justice of the Peace.
Recorded September 27th, 1853 8A.M. B Cannon Clerk
This 1853 deed is between the brother of J. Birdsall, I. Birdsall and H. Houghton who is shown as the owner on the 1869 Beers Atlas Map. Apparently J. Birdsall had passed and his brother acquired the house. Sometime after the Houghtons lived here the house came to be owned by Emory and Emeline Multer who are mentioned in Munsells' book under E.B. Multer in the biography section. --Alex Ross, May 3, 2004