Jackson County, Illinois
DEED FOR GRANGE HALL
Book 12, Pages 27, 28, 29
#2461 William H. Davis to Ruben R. Rees & others.
This indenture made and entered into this Eleventh day of January in year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy six by and between William H. Davis and Elizabeth Davis his wife of the County of Jackson and State of Illinois, parties of the first part and Ruben R. Rees, Henry C. Bowlby, and William H. Davis as Trustees of Somerset Grange, number one Thousand, five hundred and fifty three an organization for the promotion of husbandry of the county and state aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part in the consideration of one Dollar to them in hand, paid and upon the conditions and specifications and for the uses and purposes here in after mentioned declare and set forth, have granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part in their capacity of Trustees o the said organization as aforesaid and to their successors in said capacity the following described land to wit, one square acre of land out of the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of section fifteen (15) township eight (8) South Range Two (2) West of the third principal meridian in Jackson County, Illinois.
The conditions upon which and the purposes for which this conveyance is made are the following that is to say that the said parties of the second part or their successors as soon as reasonable maybe, shall and do erect or cause to be erected a good substantial and comfortable frame building of the size and dimensions, twenty four feet in width by forty feet in length and two stories in height with a commodious and substantial stairway or other means of access from the lower to the upper story, the lower story of which building designed shall be used as a place of religious worship in the manner following: On the first Sabbath of each and every month by the religious sect or denomination known as Lutherans, on the second Sabbath of each and every month by the Sect or denomination known as Methodist, on the third Sabbath of each and every month by the sect or denomination known as Baptist and on the fourth Sabbath of each and every Month by the sect or denomination known as Presbyterians and for Sabbath school purposes at such time as may be most suitable and convenient so as to avoid interference of the use of the said room by persons or organizations above named and that or upon such other time or day's as the said room of said building may not be occupied in the manner afore mentioned. it may be used by religious sect or denomination so as no hindrance or interference be occasioned by one such sect or religious denomination to another.
The second story is designed may, and shall be, used by the said organization above named known as Somerset Grange number one thousand, five hundred and fifty three, To have and to hold the said premises and land with the appurtenances there unto belonging unto the said parties of the second part and their successors upon the conditions and for the uses and purposes above set forth forever, otherwise to revert and the said William H. Davis, Elizabeth Davis, his wife, parties of the first part, hereby expressly waive release and relinquish unto the said parties of the second part, their successors all right title claim interest and benefit whatever in and to the above described premises, and each and every part thereof which is given by or results from all laws of this state pertaining to the exemptions of homesteads, and the said William H. Davis and Elizabeth Davis his wife, parties of the first part for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators to covenant, grant, bargain and agree to and with the said parties of the second part, their successors that at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents, they are well seized absolute and indefensible estate of inheritance in law and fee simple and have good right, full power and lawful authority to grant, bargain, sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid and that the same is free and clear from all former and other grants, bargain, sales, deeds, taxes assessments and encumbrances of what kind or nature soever and the above bargained premises and the quiet and peaceable possession of the said parties of the second part and their successors against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the whole or any part thereof, the said parties of the first part shall and will warrant and defend forever, in testimony whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seal this day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of: William H. Davis (seal) Elizabeth Davis (seal)
State of Illinois
As I Giles W. Butler (a justice of the peace ) within and for said County, do hereby certify that William H. Davis and Elizabeth Davis, his wife, personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are signed to the foregoing Deed, personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the same as their free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes therein expressed and set forth including the release and waiver of the right of homestead. Witness my hand and seal this twelfth day of January A.D. 1876.
Giles W. Butler (seal)
Justice of the Peace
Filed for Record Feb 14th, 1876 at 12 Noon
R. W. Hamilton, Recorder
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