Harrison County, Indiana
Indentures
(Transcribed by Bonnie Clark)
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Jacob Hurn,
Indenture of Apprenticeship


Aaron Conrad. This Indenture, made and entered the 20th day of June 1866 between Jacob Hurn, of the first part, as guardian of Christopher Deweese, son of Jesse Deweese, deceased, aged 13 years on the 26th of October 1866, and Aaron Conrad of the 2nd part witnessed. That the said party of the first part, hereby binds said Christopher Deweese to said party of the 2nd part, as an Apprentice to learn the art, business of a farmer or husbandman for the full term from this date, until said Christopher Deweese, arrives at the age of 21 years old, and agrees with the party of the 2nd part, (for the use and benefit of the said Christopher) that he will teach said Christopher, said business of farming, raise him to habits of  industry and morality, provide him with all the suitable and necessary lodging, vitals, clothing and medical attention, and care for him in a kind and humane manner, and will cause said Christopher to be taught to read and write the English Language, and the rules of common Arithmetic, to the rules of  the double rule of 3 inclusive, and also at the end of said Apprenticeship to give to said Christopher a good horse, saddle and bridle and $50 in cash &  a good cloth suit of clothes.
In witness where of, we hereunto set our hands and seals this day and year above written.
Signed in duplicate
Jacob  Hurn
Aaron Conrad
State of Indiana, Harrison County} Sct
Before the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County and State on this 5th day of July 1866, personally appeared the above named Jacob Hurn  and Aaron Conrad, and each severally acknowledged the execution of the annexed Indenture of  Apprenticeship.
Witnesses my hand and seal the date above written.
Alfred Deweese, J.P.
I certify that the indenture of which the above and foregoing is a true copy, was duly stamped, as provided by act of Congress and recorded July 25th 1866
Marion Hise, Recorder.
John Elliott to Esau A. Grable,
Indenture of Apprenticeship


This Indenture made and entered  into on the 7th of March, 1867, between John Elliott guardian to Susan Isabel Davis a white female infant of age 11 years, whose father and mother are both dead of the first part, and Esau A. Grable of the 2nd part.
Witness, that the said John Elliott as such guardian covenants and agrees to, and hereby does bind the said Susan Isabel Davis, his ward, to the said Esau A. Grable, to serve him, the said Esau A. Grable, as an apprentice from the day of the date of this indenture until she shall arrive at the age of 18 years, which will be on the 15th of  December 1873.
The said  Esau A. Grable on his part covenants and agrees to cause the said Susan Isabel Grable to be taught to read, write and the rules of  arithmetic to the double rule of 3 inclusive if practical, also to furnish the said Susan Isabel Davis during all the time of her service with good, decent and comfortable clothing suitable to her sex, age and condition, and suited to the various season of the year. Also to provide for her good wholesome food and comfortable lodging, and also to provide for her all necessary medicine and medical attention in case of sickness, and to pay for the same, and at the end of said Susan Isabel Davis term of service, it she shall serve her whole term to give her a  good common bedstead, bed and bedding. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year above first written.
John Elliott, Guardian
Esau A. Grable
Be it known that on this day personally before me the undersigned Justice  of the Peace within and for the county of Harrison, Indiana, John Elliott, guardian to Susan Isabel Davis an infant and Esau A. Grable  the parties to the foregoing indenture and severally acknowledge the execution thereof to be their voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. March 7, 1864.        Nimrod J. Reynolds, Justice of Peace.
I certify that the above indenture was duly stamped according to the act of Congress, and recorded May 6, 1867 at 12 A.M.
M. M.. Hon
William Farquar to Irvin Applegate
(Lien)


Mr. Irvin Applegate, I hereby notify you that I intend to hold and do hereby hold a Lien on your new frame dwelling house, standing on Lot number 127 in the in the town of Corydon for carpenter and joiner work done by me on  said house in its erection and completion to the amount of  $144 and 67 cents for which you have given me your promissory note bearing even date with this notice payable 12 months after date with interest from date & waiving valuation & appraisment  laws of  Indiana. Feb. 1st 1860
William Farquar.
I acknowledge service of the within notice and admit that the completion of the work specified within was  written 60 days prior to this date. Irvin Applegate.
Attest: T. C.. Slaughter
State of Indiana, Harrison County} Sct.
Before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace and for said county on this 7th of  February 1860,  Irvin Applegate, acknowledged the execution of the above notice. Witness my hand and seal . Frederick Leslie  J.P.
I certify the above to be a true copy and was recorded may 15th at 9, A.M.
M. M.. Hon
Stephen Day to Christian Meyer
Lein
State of Indiana, Harrison County }Sct.
Mr. Christian Meyer to hold a Lien on a tract of land described as follows, to-wit:
That portion which lies south of the New Albany, Lanesville and Corydon Plank road of that part of the North East quarter of section 20, Town 3, south of range 5, East in Harrison County, and state of Indiana, thus bounded to wit:
Beginning at a stone in the North East corner of Lanesville, running thence on a straight line on the East side of the alley 64 rods and 10 feet to a stone planted as a corner, thence nearly a North Easterly course 75 rods to a stone which is the corner, thence in a straight line to the creek 18 ½ rods, from thence to the place of beginning containing 6 acres, except so much thereof as has been heretofore conveyed to the house situate thereon for the sum of $190, which was due me from you  on the 2nd of February 1868, for the building of said house.
Signed, Stephen Day.
This 20th of January 1868.
State of Indiana, Harrison County, Jan. 25,1868} Sct.
Before me the undersigned surveyor of said county personally appeared Stephen Day and acknowledged the signing of the within Lien. Witness my hand and seal this the 25th of January, 1868. James Armstrong
I certify that the Lien of which the above and foregoing is a true copy, was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded, Jan. 20, 1868 at 10, A.M.
M. M.. Hon
Frances Ellen Loyd to Daniel Byrn
Indenture of Apprenticeship


This Indenture made and entered into this 18th of  Apr. 1868, between Frances Ellen Loyd of Harrison County, Indiana , of the first part & Daniel Byrn of Harrison County ,Indiana, of the second part. Witnesseth that said Frances Ellen Loyd, doth hereby put, bind and place her daughter Sarah Loyd under the care  and keeping of said Daniel Byrn, as an apprentice to learn the art and mystery of housewifery. The said Sarah Loyd  to dwell with and serve said Daniel Byrn after the manner of an apprentice from this date until the 23rd of  November 1883, when said apprentice (if she shall then be living) will be 18 yrs of age, during which time said apprentice shall well and truly serve Daniel Byrn or his wife,  readily obey all his or their lawful and reasonable commands, and those of his wife.
Keep all of his or their secrets, do them no willful damage, and carry and deport herself as a good and faithful apprentice during the time aforesaid, and the said Daniel Byrn on his part, covenants and agree to send said apprentice to the public school in his neighborhood from the time she arrives at a suitable age. Just the same as he would send a child of his own to school. Except when the condition of his family absolutely requires her to be kept at home, and to teach or cause her to be taught in the arts of common housewifery, and will faithfully provide for her said apprentice such good and clothing and lodging as he provides for his own family and the expectation of said time to give said apprentice one good bedstead and bedding and one cow or a good bureau as she may choose, and whatever else he may see fit, according to the merits of said apprentice.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first above named have hereunto set their hands and seals this date above written.
Frances Ellen Loyd & Daniel Byrn (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County} Sct.
Before me the undersigned , a Justice of the Peace in and for said county & State, this day personally appeared Frances Ellen Loyd and Daniel Byrn, and acknowledged the execution of the annexed and foregoing Indenture of Apprenticeship to be their act and deed for the purposes therein named.
Witness my hand and seal this 18th of April 1868.
John F. Gruner (? )J. P.
(written in sideline of Indenture)
I certify that the Indenture of which the above and foregoing  is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress, and recorded July 15th, 1868 at 11 o'clock, .A.M.

Sarah McKnight to Benjamin M. Brown
Indenture of Apprenticeship


This Indenture, witnessed  that Sarah McKnight, mother of Jesse McKnight of Harrison County, Indiana, have put and placed and by these presents does put and bind out her said son Jesse as an apprentice to Benjamin M. Brown, to learn the art of business of farming which the said Benjamin M. Brown now uses. The said Jesse McKnight to dwell with and serve said Benjamin M. Brown after the manager of  an apprentice from this date, until the 21st of November 1862, at which time the said apprentice if living will be 21 yrs of age, during all which time said apprentice is to well and faithfully serve his said master, keep his secrets and obey his lawful commands, he shall do no harm to his master, nor willfully suffer any to be done, and if any to his knowledge be intended he shall notify him thereof , said apprentice shall not contract matrimony during his time of service, shall play at no unlawful games, nor frequent taverns or tippling houses, nor shall he absent himself from the service of his master, but at all times behave himself as a faithful apprentice ought during the time aforesaid, and the said Benjamin M. Brown on his part hereby covenants and promises and agrees to teach and instruct or cause to be taught, and instructed the said apprentice to read and write and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of three inclusive of practicable, said Benjamin M. Brown also binds himself to teach and instruct said apprentice in the art and ___ of a farmer in the  best manner he can and to provide for said apprentice good and sufficient meat, drink, clothing and lodging and other necessaries fit and covenant for such an apprentice during the term of aforesaid and at the expiration thereof shall give unto the said apprentice one Sunday suit of clothes of Broadcloth with such other clothing as he may then have.
In testimony whereof,  the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seal this 23rd of Sept. 1868.
{ Sarah McKnight , Benjamin M. Brown (seals) State of Indiana, Harrison County }Sct.
This day personally appeared before me the undersigned County auditor in and for the county and state aforesaid, Sarah McKnight & Benjamin M. Brown, and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Indenture their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned.
Witness my hand and seal this 23rd of Sept. 1868.
I certify that the Indenture of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded July 15, 1868 at 11 o'clock A.M.
M. M. Hon

We, Samuel Thomas to John Herter & Phillip Heckleman:
Lein

State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Notice of Mechanics Lien
John Herter & Phillip Heckleman, you and each of you and all others concerned, will take notice that I intend to hold a Mechanics Lein on the tract of land lying in Harrison County, Indiana, described as follows, to - wit:
Beginning 19 poles West from the South East corner 13 poles, more or less, to the South West corner of 3rd Street in the town of New Middletown according to the plat of said town, thence North 12 ¾ poles, thence West 13 poles, more or less, to the North East corner of the school house lot, thence South 12 ¾ poles to the place of beginning with the right to enter upon the premises immediately adjoining the aforesaid premises on the south and use the well and water therein now existing on said adjoining premises, and now the line of the aforesaid premises for any lawful purpose whatever, free rent or molestation of any kind forever, and on the frame grist and flouring mill situated on said premises. Said Lien is for the sum of $405.10, the balance due me for the building of said mill house as a carpenter which building was completed on the 31st of  July 1868, and said indebtedness, for said carpenter work for which this lien is taken is evidenced by a promissory note of which the following is a copy.
One day after we or either of us promises to pay unto Samuel Thomas the sum of $405.10 for value received him, as witness and seal waiving the valuation appraisement laws of Indiana, August 4, 1868.
Signed, John Herter, Seal ( 2 words here  unreadable)
The same being the amount found due for building said Mill on settlement when said note was given.
Witness my hand and seal this 5th of Sept. 1868
Samuel Thomas (seal)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before the undersigned recorder of said county on this 5th of Sept.1868, personally came Samuel Thomas and acknowledged the execution of the annexed instrument of writing.
Witness my hand and seal at Corydon this day and year above written.
M.M. Hon
I certify that this Lien of which the above and foregoing is a true copy, was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and Recorded Sept. 5, 1868.
M.M. Hon Recorder.


Godfrey N. Cole to Sarah E Cavenaugh :
Indenture of Apprenticeship

Indenture of Apprenticeship between Sarah E. Cavenaugh, Godfrey N. Cole and Manerva E Payton aged as follows, to –wit:, 5 years old the 29th of Aug. 1869, by with the consent  ____( 2 words here unreadable) Sarah E. Cavenaugh, her mother hath and doth hereby bind herself as an apprentice with the said Godfrey N. Cole, until the 29th of Aug.1882, from the date hereof to learn the business or occupation of sewing, and such other work as apprentices to housekeeping and the said Manerva E. Payton convenents faithfully to serve the said Godfrey n. Cole convenants with said Manereva E. Payton to teach her in such work as apprentice to housekeeping as aforesaid, and to provide her during said apprenticeship with all necessaries proper to her age and condition and cause her to be taught to read and write of practicable and at the expiration of such term to furnish her, the said Manerva E. Payton with a bed and bedding.
In witness whereof the said parties Godfrey N. Cole & Sarah E. Cavenaugh, the mother of the said Manerva E. Payton have hereunto set their hand and seals this Feb.15,1869.
Godfrey N. Cole & Sarah E. Cavenaugh (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said county personally appeared
Godfrey N. Cole and Sarah E. Cavenaugh, and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Indenture of  Apprenticeship to be their own voluntary act and deed.
Witness my hand and seal this day and date above written.
Daniel S. Bowling J.P.
I certify that the Indenture of which the above and foregoing  is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and  recorded May 8th, 1869.
M.M. Hon


 Upton Boone to N. H. Albers:
Notice

I hereby notify you that I intend to hold and do hereby hold a lien on your furniture factory building on the following described Real Estate to wit:
A part of the North East quarter of section 32, in Town 5 south and range 4 East, now owned by John Hess. In Harrison County, IN. for lumber furnished by me for the erection of said factory building to the amount of $107 for which you have given a promissory note dated March 2nd 1869 and payable 10 days after date- May 3rd., 1869.
Signed, Upton Boone
I served the within notice today by reading it to Mr. Albers myself, May 3rd, 1869.
Upton Boone.
I certify that the Instrument of which the above and foregoing is a true copy and recorded May 10, 1869 @ 8. a.m.
M.M. Hon


Jesse Booker to Andrew Hessel:
Apprentice bound.


Indenture of Apprenticeship, between Jesse Booker and Andrew Hessel, and Isaac J. Booker. The said Isaac J. Booker, aged 11 years on the ___ of  Nov. 1868, by and with the consent of the said Jesse Booker, his father hath and doth hereby bind himself as an Apprentice into the said Andrew Hessel until the 29th of may, 1878, from the date hereof to learn the trade and occupation of a farmer, and the said Isaac J. Booker covenants faithfully to serve said Andrew Hessel, as such apprentice during said term and the said
Andrew Hessel covenants with the said Isaac J. Booker, to teach him the said trade and occupation and to provide him during said apprenticeship with all necessary proper to his age and condition and to cause him to be taught in the English schools 2 months in each year during his said apprenticeship, and at the expiration of said term to furnish to him the said Isaac J. Booker the following, to-wit: One horse, not over 5 or under three years old, also one new saddle and one new bridle of good quality.
In testimony whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 27th  of May 1869.
Jesse Booker & Andrew Hessel, Isaac J. Booker (seals)
I certify that the above Indenture and foregoing is a true copy has been duly stamped as provided by act of Congress, and recorded May 29, 1869, at  5 p.m.
M.M. Hon
We Andrew Hessel & Jesse Booker acknowledge that Isaac J. Booker has this day been fully released and all the ___ of said Bond, his time not being out, but by consent of both parties this 20th day of July 1876. Andrew Hessel, Jesse Booker
Delivered to Hessel Nov. 15, 1869
M.M. Hon, J.P.




John Ridley to John Briggs, Etal:   
    Mechanics Lien
State of Indiana, Harrison Co. }Sct.
I, John Ridley hereby give notice of my intentions to hold a Lien on your new house now being erected by Nafus and Fetzer for John Briggs on his farm situate on the Ohio River in said county and state and described as follows, to –wit:
A part of fractional Sec. 23, Town 6, South of range 4 East, Also a part of fractional Sec. 26, Town 6, Range 4 East, to secure the payment of the sum of $275.00 for material furnished by me to wit: for 100,000 shingles, furnished by said Nafus & Fetzer, contractors in building said house for said John Briggs.
Given under my hand this 18th of Oct. 1869.
John Ridley
Per Tracewell & son, Attorneys
I certify the above Lien to be a true copy, duly stamped according to act of Congress and recorded Oct. 18th, 1869 at 4 p.m.
M.M. Hon.


Elias David to John Riggs,
Mechanics Lien:

To John Briggs, and all others whom it may concern. Notice is hereby given that it is my intention to hold a Lien on the following describe property situated in Harrison Co., IN.
Viz:  A certain dwelling house and barn lately built by John Nafins and Henry Fetzer, principal contractors for the building thereof on the farm of John Briggs, situated in Boone Township in said county & state nearly opposite the town of Rock Haven in the state of KY., and situate East of and adjoining the farm of Samuel Davidson on the Ohio River and the grounds adjacent thereto, for work and labor done and performed upon said building, at the request of said contractors as follows, viz:
To 86 ½  days work on said buildings at @ $.2.25 per day = $194.62
Credit by cash-------------------------------------------------------$142.00
Balance due----------------------------------------------------------$ 52.62
For the aforesaid balance of $52.62. I intend to hold a lien upon said buildings and adjacent grounds, and this notice is filed within 60 days from the completion of my work aforesaid.  
 Elias Davis
I certify that the above is a true copy and recorded @ 7 p.m.
M.M. Hon ( I wonder if this could be Han, the o looks like an A in places…..)

Send to Elias Davis, New Albany, June 27,1870.


George W. Benton to Lovell H. Thickston:
Lien

State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
I, George Benton, hereby  give notice of intention to hold a mechanics  lien on the following Real Estate lying in Harrison Co. IN. to-wit:
The south half of the east half of lot number 15 in th4e town of Corydon and also on the new frame house situate on said premises, said lien is for the sum of $44.00 for the balance due me for the plastering of said new house , which plastering was finished on the 7th of January 1870, said indebtedness for said plastering is follows:
581 2/3 yards  @12 ½ cts. per yard. ______________________   $72.65
158 yards over head @ 15 cts. ___________________________$  3.95
                                                                                                                   $76.60
 Credit______________________________________________$22.60
                                                                                                                   $54.00
The same being the amount due when the work was completed.
Witness my hand this 1st of March 1870.
George W. Benton.
State of Indiana, Harrison Co.}Sct.
Before me, Matthew M. Han Recorder of Harrison County, In. personally appeared George W. Benton and acknowledged the above instrument to be his notice to hold a mechanics lien on the premises above named.
Witness my hand and seal this 3rd of March 1870.
M.M. Han.
I certify that the Lien of which the above and foregoing is a true copy duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded March 5th, 1870 @ 8 a.m.
M.M. Hon

Stephen Smith: by consent of Stephen Smith, his Guardian to Joseph Gardone
Indenture to Apprenticeship

This indenture witnessed that Stephen Smith, of Harrison County, IN. hath by consent of Stephen Smith Sr., his guardian, put, placed and bound and by these presents doth put, place and bind himself as an apprentice to Joseph Gardone of the Harrison County, IN. to learn the art, trade and mystery of farming. The said Stephen Smith Jr. after the manner of an apprentice to dwell with and serve the said Joseph Gardone from the date hereof , until the 13th of January 1874, at which time the said Stephen Smith Jr. , the apprentice aforesaid will be 21 years of age. The said Stephen Smith Jr. during the term of said Apprenticeship shall faithfully serve the said Joseph Gardone. Keep his secrets and everywhere and at all times readily obey his lawful commands. He shall do no damage to his said master, nor suffer any to be done, he shall conduct himself at all times as a good and faithful apprentice for the whole term or time aforesaid and said apprentice not to marry during said term of apprenticeship, without the consent of his master and Guardian, both which the said Joseph Gardone on his part doth hereby covenant agree  and promise to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be instructed to read and write and to the double rule of three of arithmetic if the said apprentice be capable to learn and shall well and faithfully find and provide sufficient meat, drink and clothing, lodging and other necessaries fit and convenient for such apprentice during the term aforesaid, and at the expiration thereof, to furnish said apprentice one good ordinary horse, saddle and bridle, one good sufficient everyday suit of clothing, one good Sunday suit of clothing and $25.00 in money.
Witness our hand and seals this 27th of April 1870.
Stephen, Smith, Stephen Smith Sr, Guardian, & Joseph Gardone  (seals)
Attest:
H. W. Brewster
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me Recorded in and for the said county and state personally appeared Stephen Smith Jr. and Stephen Smith Sr. his guardian and Joseph Gardone  and duly acknowledge the execution of the foregoing instrument of writing for the purposes therein set forth.
Witness my hand and seal at Corydon April 27th, 1870
Matthew M. Hon,
By W. H. Hon, Deputy
I certify that the indenture of Apprentice of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded April 27, 1870 @ 11 o’clock a.m.
M.M. Hon


Richard Goss to Mr. Crosby, Etal
Mechanic’s Lien

State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Notice is hereby given to James Crosby, John Kerger and John Crosby, and all other persons interested that I Richard Goss intend to retain and enforce a mechanic’s lien on the lot of land and Steam Saw Mill engine, and 6 tons, situated thereon lying and being in said county and state and described as follows: to-wit:
A part of the east half of the North east quarter of section 22 in Township 3 South, and range 3 East, included within the following boundary.
Beginning at the South west corner of said half quarter section and running thence North on the quarter section line 35 rods, thence East16 rods, thence south 35 rods, to the quarter section, thence West with the said quarter section line 16 rods
To the place of beginning containing 3 ½ acres, which lien is retained to secure the payment of a claim I have against the above named parties for repairs and materials, furnished for repairs on said Saw Mill and Engine on said lot of land for $72,30, part of which is evidenced by a promissory note of which the following is a copy.
Breckinridge, Harrison County, IN. July 28, 1870
31 days after date we or either of us promise to pay to Richard Goss, or order the sum of $71.05, for value received warrant the valuation laws of IN.
James Crosby, John Crosby, John Kerger which was given by them for a part of said work and materials in such repairs and also for the following materials furnished for same not included in said note, coal spiller, Emery and 2-headed brasses, $1.30, making said lien in all $72,30, and interest accruing on said note. Aug.13,1870.
I certify that the above is a true copy  and recorded Aug.13,1870 @ 11 a.m.
M.M. Hon


Stephen Day to Jacob Eiler
Mechanic’s Lien

State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Jacob Eiler, You will take notice that I intend to hold a Mechanic’s Lien on a tract  of land described as follows: to-wit:
The North half of the South half and the South part of the North half of the South west quarter of section of land number 2 in Township 3 south, of Range4 East, containing 59 acres, and the barn and house thereon, for the sum of $118.75 of which amount is by note dated may 13,1870, payable 6 months after date, the remainder of which amount is by account and now due being for past payment contract for building a barn on said tract of land and for repairs done on the house thereon, which was completed in the month of July 1870, all of which amount is due me this 25th of Aug. 1870.  
Stephen Day
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me the undersigned auditor within and for the foresaid county & state, personally appeared Stephen Day and acknowledged the execution of the above Mechanics Lien this Aug. 25, 1870.  Samuel Wright, Auditor, H.C.
I certify that the lein of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded Auf. 25, 1870@11 a.m.
M.M. Hon (?)
Delivered to Stephen Day Aug. 25,1870


Thomas C. Welch to William H. Welch
Bill of Sale


This indenture witnessed that in consideration of the sum of $175.00, this day in hand paid by William C. Welch, have bargained and sold and do hereby sell and convey to the said William H. Welch the goods and chattels mentioned in the following schedule, to-wit:
36 glass candy jars - 1 lot dishes, knives, forks and spoons
2, show cases and contents - 3 pictures and frames
1 counter - 100 pounds of candy
48 cans Cove Oysters - 20 pounds of kisses
12 jars of pickles - 1 barrel of cider
12 jars of catsup - 1 hanging lamp
2 tables - 1 barrel crackers
2 castors - 17 boxes cigars
4 chairs- 38 packages smoking tobacco

In witness whereof I, Thomas C. Welch have hereto set my hand and seal this 27trh of Dec.1870.                
Thomas C. Welch. (seal)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}
On this 3rd of January 1871 before the undersigned a Notary Public in and for said county personally appeared the above named Thomas C. Welch and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing instrument of writing for the use and purposes therein named.
Witness my hand and Notary seal the day and year above written.
George W. Self, Notary Public.
I certify that the Bill of Sale of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress  and recorded January 3, 1871 at 4 p.m.
William Zullman R.H.C.


Nancy Hesig to Lafayette Brock
Article of Agreement

This indenture made and entered into this the 25th of  July 1871, between Nancy Hesig of the first part of Harrison County, IN. and Lafayette Brock of the second part of the Floyd County, IN., the party of the first part has this day rented a lot of land supposed to contain 390 acres for the term of  5 years. Known as the North west quarter of section 3, in town 4, south of range 3 East and also part of  the North East quarter of section 4 in town 4, south range 3 East, and also 6 acres and 8 poles out of the South East quarter of section 3 town 4 South of range 3 East. Term commences on the first of March 1872, and ends on the first of March 1877. and said party of the second part agrees on his part to pay $175.00 per year to the part of the second part on the second Monday in April even years after the year 1872 and to keep the buildings in good repairs and order, preserve and take good care of the land as much as possible by manuring and to give possession in the Fall of 1876 of ground for a crop of wheat to be sowed feasibly and to leave the fencing in good repair for her own use, and the party of the second part agrees to cut cord wood and to deliver one half to the party of the second part in the town of Corydon and to keep at least 20 acres in grass and to take good care and trim the orchard and not pasture the orchards with cattle or sheep and to give ____ possession at the expiration of the term.
P.S. No straw to be sold off the farm and no timber to be cut only for the benefit of the farm.                
Nancy Hesig , Lafayette Brock (seal)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me William Zullman, recorder in and for said county and state, this 25th  of   July 1871, personally appeared Nancy Hesig & Lafayette Brock and jointly acknowledged the execution of the annexed article of agreement.
Witness my hand and seal William Zullman, Recorder H. C.


William Farquar to hold, Lovell H. Thickston
Lien

I William Farquar hereby give notice that I intend to hold and claim a Mechanics lien, for work done and material furnished in constructing dwelling house , kitchen , bath house, woodshed for Lovell H. Thickston on 60 feet by 82 ½ feet of the South east corner of Lot #15 in the town of Corydon, Harrison  County . The debt or claim for which I intend to hold a lien amounts to $200.00.
Given under my hand this 7th of Sept. 1871.William Farquar.
I certify that the above Lien is a true full and complete copy.and Recorded Sept. 8,1871x @ 4 p.m.
William Zullman Recorder H.C
I,William Farquar, acknowledge that I have been fully satisfied this 7th of Dec. 1871.
William Farquar.

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William L. Tewell to Mechanic’s Lien

To John Payton, Joseph Farnesley, Alfred Dean, Joshua P. Farnesley  Jr. and A. Sanback Trustees of the ____ Meeting House in Posey Township, Harrison co., IN.
I hereby declare my intention to hold a mechanics lien on the church described as above and situate in the ____ quarter section 15 or 16 in Township 4, south of range 5 West, for the sum of $76.50, for carpenters work done on said church Dec.27,1871. William L. Tewell
I certify that the Lien produced  above and foregoing is a true copy and recorded Dec.27,1871 at 10 a.m.
William Zullman, R.H.C.



Peter Fromholt to Peter Laplant
Indenture of Apprenticeship


This Indenture witnessed that Peter Fromholt and with the consent of Susan Fromholt, hath put himself and by these presents doth voluntarily and of his own free will and accord put himself apprentice to  Peter Laplant to learn the art, trade and mystery of Blacksmith and after and during and to the full end and term of 3 years next ensuing  during which time the said Apprentice doth care, want and promise, that he serve his master faithfully. Keep his secrets and obey his lawful commands; that he will do no him no damage himself, nor see it done by others, without giving him notice thereof of that he will nor waste his goods, nor lend them unlawfully that he will not contract matrimony within said term that he will not play at cards, dice or any other unlawful game, whereby his master may be injured that he will neither buy nor sell, with his own goods or the goods of others, with out license from his master and that he will not absent himself day or night from his master’s service without his leave nor haunt ale houses or taverns or play horses, but in all things behave himself as a faithful apprentice ought to do during the said  term, and the said master  on his part doth covenant and promise that he will use the utmost of his endeavors to teach, or cause to be taught or instructed the said apprentice in the art, trade or mystery of  Blacksmithing, and will procure and provide for him sufficient  meat, drink, clothing lodging, and washing fitting for an apprentice during the said term and will give him at the expiration of said term one set of Blacksmithing tools.
Peter Fromholt, ______ Fromholt & Peter Laplant (seals)
In witness whereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals hereunto dated this 8th  of April 1872, executed and delivered before me a Justice of the Peace in Taylor Township, Harrison Co. IN.
Joseph Tabler, J.P. Seal
I certify that the Indenture of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped as provided by act of Congress and recorded June 12, 1872 @ 3 p.m.
William Zullman, R.H.C.


John H. Eurton VS Methodist Church at Stoners Graveyard
Mechanics Lien

State of Indiana, Harrison county}Sct.
I, John H. Eurton hereby file my notice of intention to hold a lien upon the Methodist Episcopal Church erected in Posey Township, Harrison County, IN. at a point familiarly known as “Stoner’s Graveyard”, for mechanical work and labor and for materials furnished by me in the construction of said church for the amount of my claim to wit:    $342.00.
Witness my hand and seal this 27th of November, 1872.       John H. Eurton (seal)
I certify that the above and foregoing lien is a true, full and complete copy and recorded Nov. 27th 1872 at 3 o’clock p.m.                  William Zullman R.H.C.



David S. Conrad to James Pitman
Indenture

Indenture of Apprenticeship between S.M. Stockslager, Guardian of the person and Estate of David S. Conrad, and James Pitman of Harrison co. IN. witnessed that the said Guardian hath and doth hereby bind and apprentice said David S. Conrad, aged 7 yrs. on the day of August 1873, as an apprentice unto the said James Pitman, until the day of Aug. 1886, from the date hereof to have the trade and occupation of a farmer.
And the said S. M. Stockslager, Guardian as aforesaid covenants that said David S. Conrad shall faithfully serve said James Pitman as such apprentice during said term.
And the said James Pitman covenants with said S.M. Stockslager, Guardian as aforesaid to teach his said ward, said apprentice, the said trade and occupation and to provide him during said apprenticeship with all the  necessaries proper to his age and corelation , and to cause him to be taught to read and write, and the rules of arithmetic to double rule of three, inclusive of practicable, and at the expiration of said term to furnish the said apprentice, the said David S. Conrad, the following articles of property to wit:
One good horse, saddle, and bridle, one good suit of clothes, and $100 in money  witness our hands and seals this 31st of January 1873.
S. M. Stockslager, James Pitman (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me, the undersigned clerk of the Harrison County Circuit Court, on this 31st of Aug. 1873, S.M. Stockslager, & James Pitman acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Indenture.
Witness my hand and seal date last above written . John Kelley Clerk H.C.
I certify that the above and foregoing Indenture is a true, full and complete copy and recorded this January 31, 1873 @ 4 p.m.
William Zullman, R.H.C.
Delivered to clerk of Harrison Co. Feb. 6, 1873


William D. Wilkin to Eli J. W. Pitiman
 Indenture

This indenture of apprenticeship, between Eli Hottel, Guardian of William D. Wilkin, of the one part, and Eli J. W. Pitiman, of the other part. Witnessed, that the said Eli Hotell, Guardian of the Said Wm. D. Wilkin, hath and doth hereby put his said ward Wm.D. Wilkin as an apprentice unto the said Eli J. W. Pitman, until the 3rd of May 1978 at which date the said Wm. D. Wilkin will be of the age of 18 yrs, and should said apprentice at that time not elect to elect another trade or occupation, it is understood his apprenticeship is to continue until he shall arrive at the age of 21 yrs, which will be on the 3rd of may 1881, to learn the art, trade and occupation of farming, and the said Eli Hottel, Guardian as aforesaid covenants that the said Wm. D. Wilkin shall faithfully serve the said Eli J. W. Pitman as such apprentice during said term for which he may remain with him as above set forth, and the said Eli J. W. Pitman covenants with the said Eli Hottel, Guardian as aforesaid that he will teach th4e said Wm. D. Wilkin, the art, trade and occupation of a farmer, and provide him during said apprenticeship, with all the necessaries, clothing and attention in sickness and health, proper to his age, and corelation, and to cause him to be taught to read and write and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of three inclusive, if practicable and when said
Wm. D. Wilkin shall arrive at age of 16 yrs to pay his guardian to be loaned at interest the sum of $50, and likewise, when he shall have arrived at the age of 18 yrs. pay said guardian the sum of $50. to be loaned as aforesaid for the benefit of his ward, and if he shall then elect to learn some other trade to furnish him such amount of clothing as may be deemed proper and suitable for his age, but should he continue with said Pitman until he shall have arrived at age 21 yrs, then when he shall so arrive at age said Pitman is to pay him the further sum of $150.00 and in addition to his ordinary clothing furnish the said Wm. D. Wilkin a full dress suit of clothing, suitable to the times, all of which said Pitman covenants and binds himself to perform, on the correlation and terms herein named.
In testimony whereof the said Eli Hottel, Guardian as aforesaid and the said Eli. J. W. Pitman, have hereunto set their hands and seals this 26th of April, 1873.
Eli Hottel, Guardian & Eli. J. W. Pitman (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County,{Sct.
Before me, Samuel J. Wright, a Notary Public within and for the said county and state on this 26th of Apr. 1873, Eli Hottel, Guardian of Wm. D. Wilkin and Eli. J. W. Pitman acknowledged the execution of the above and foregoing Indenture.
Witness my hand and Notary  seal . Samuel J., Wright, N.P.
Recorded June 21, 1873 at 11 a.m.
William Zullman


Elizabeth Kuhl to Michael Borst (?)
Note

$164.00, Laocnia, IN. 10,31,1873
Nine months after date we promise to pay to the order of Michael Borst, $164.00, with 6 percent interest for value received, without any relief whatever from valuation or appraisement laws, should this note have to be collected by legal process we agree to pay the attorney’s fees for collecting the same.
Elizabeth Kuhl & Herman Kuhl (Seals)
Recorded Nov. 25,1873, at 2 p.m.
William Zullman, R.H.C.


Richard Perry against Mary Denbo & Husband
Mechanic’s Lien

To all to whom it may concern, Notice is hereby given, that I Richard  Perry of Harrison Co. IN. have a claim against Henry Denbo and Mary Denbo his wife of said county, amounting to the sum of $45.00 due to me and that the claim is made for and on account of 50 perch of Rock for cellar and foundation of his two story frame building erected, and mason work in building the walls and foundation and laying same up in lime mortar at $1.25 per perch amounting to $62.00, and $1.25 putting in grater and building one stone pillar, upon which amount there was paid $18.75, leaving the above amount of $45.00 due on said work which is now due and unpaid, and which work and materials was furnished, and the same completed within the past 60 days, that said work  and material was done and furnished in pursuance of a contract between me and Henry Denbo, which building is owned by Henry Denbo and Mary Denbo, his wife, and is situated on part of the South west quarter of section 31 in township 3 South of Range # 4 East. Beginning at the North west corner of that part of said quarter section owned by Charles W. Aydelott, on road leading from Corydon to Mauckport, and running North with said road 132 feet, thence East 264 feet, thence South 132 feet to Charles W. Aydelott’s tract, thence west with said Aydleott’s line 264 feet, to the place of beginning, and that I have and claim a lien upon said house or building, and the appurtenances and lot upon which the same stands as herein described, pursuant to an act of the General Liens of buildings “Approved June 18, 1852” being article 36, chapter 1 of  and act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings, and forms in civil case in the courts to provide for the administration of Justice in uniform mode of pleading and practice, without distinction between law and equity, and after acts amending the same.
Witness my hand and seal this Oct. 20th, 1873.
Richer Perry.
Attest:Samuel J. Wright
Delivered to Richard Perry Oct. 23, 1873

John Hilelebrand to Augustine Bradley
Lien

To Augustine Bradley, Esq, President of the Louisville, New Albany, and St. Louis Airline Railway Company, and all others whom it may concern.
You are hereby notified that I intend to hold Lien on the trestle in section number 19, on the Louisville, new Albany, St. Louis Airline  Railway , for the balance of $555.10,due me for timber furnished Myles Hooper & Washer, sub-contractors for the construction of said Trestle in said section  19, said Railway trestle is not yet completed.
Corydon, IN. January 23rd, 1874
John Hilelenbrand by  Douglass Stockslager  his attorney.
Recorded Jan. 23, 1874 at 10 a.m.
William Zullman, R.H.C.


Matilda C. Lemay to James D. Lerney
Indenture

This indenture made and entered into on the 20th of January 1875, between Matilda C. Lerney widow of George A. Lemay deceased, of the first part and James D. Lermay of the second part, witnessed, that the said Matilda C. Lemay puts, places and binds her daughter Matilda Jane Lemay, who will be 7 yrs old on the 16th of February 1875, to the said James D. Lemay, and also puts, places, and binds her daughter Lucy Ann Lemay who will be 3 yrs old on the 22nd of June 1875 to the said James D. Lemay as apprentices  from the day of the date of this indenture until they shall respectively arrive at the age of 18 yrs. They shall conduct themselves as dutiful apprentices, submit to his proper control and government in the same manner and to the same extent as children to their parent, and promptly obey his lawful and reasonable commands, the said James D. Lemay on his part agrees and binds himself to furnish to said apprentices good substantial boarding, and comfortable lodging, and good substantial and comfortable clothing suited to the different seasons of the year and to their circumstances in life, to treat them kindly as a parent would treat a child, to teach them the art or business of housekeeping, to teach tem or have them taught to read and write and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of three inclusive of practicable, and to pay to each of them at the age of 18 years the sum of $100.00.
In witness whereof the above named parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above wriitten.   Matilda C. Lemay & James D. Lemay (seals)
Attest: W.A. Porter
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me, William Zullman, recorder in and for said county personally appeared James D. lemay & matilda C. Lemay and acknowledged the execution of the above & foregoing indenture for the use and purposes therein specified.
Witness my hand and seal this 20th of January 1875.   William Zullman
Recorded Jan. 20th, 1875 at 2 p.m.  William Zullman R.H.C.

 

David Hottell, Guardian of Wm. M. Hottell
To John G. W. Stonecipher
Indenture


This indenture witnessed that David Hottell, guardian of the person and estate of Wm. M. Hottell, heir of Eli Hottell, deceased, of Harrison County, IN. hath put and placed and by these presents doth put, place and bind out his said ward as an apprentice to John G.W. Stonecioher of Harrison County, IN. to learn the art and trade and mystery of farming. The said William M. Hottell after the manner of an apprentice, to dwell with and serve the said John G. W. Stonecipher from the day of the date hereof until the 8th of March 1884, at which time the said apprentice will be 21 years of age, the said William M. Hottell during the term of said apprenticeship shall faithfully serve his said master, keep his secrets and everywhere at all times readily obey his lawful commands, he shall do no damage to his said master or contract matrimony during said term, but in all things and at all times he shall carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice ought during the whole time or term aforesaid, and the said John G. W. Stonecipher on his part doth hereby covenant and agree and promise to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read and write and to cipher as far as the double rule of three, if practicable, hereby agreeing to send him to school, three months annually during said term and shall well and faithfully find and provide sufficient meat, drink, clothing, lodging and do the necessaries fit and convenient for such apprentice during the term aforesaid and at the expiration thereof shall in addition to such clothing as he may have present him with  a good suit of clothes of the value of $20.00, and the further sum of $100.00 to be paid said apprentice at said term by the said Stonecipher.
In Testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 13th of March 1876
David Hottell, Guardian Wm. M. Hottell, John G. W. Stonecipher (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County} Sct.
Before me William Zullman, Recorder with and for the said county and state personally came David Hottell, guardian of Wm. M. Hottell and John G.W. Stonecipher, and acknowledged the execution of the above and foregoing indenture this 13th March 1876
William Zullman, R..H.C.
Recorded March 13th, 1876 at 2 O’clock p.m.
Wm. Zullman
Indenture 90
David Hottell, Guardian David A. Hottell to John T. Mathis} Indenture
This indenture witnessed, that I David A. Hottell of Harrison County, IN., doth by the consent of my Guardian David Hottell put, place and by these presents doth put, place and bind myself as an apprentice to John T. Mathis of Harrison County,. IN. to learn the art and trade and mystery of farming, the said David  A. Hottell after the manner of an apprentice, to dwell with and serve the said John T. Mathis from the date hereof until the 4th of August  1881, at which time the said David A. Hottell the apprentice aforesaid will be 21 years of age. The said David A. Hottell shall during the term of his apprenticeship aforesaid, serve his said master, keep his secrets, and everywhere at all times readily obey his lawful commands, he shall do no damages to his said master nor suffer it to be done, he shall not waste the goods of his said master or conduct himself in an intemperant or licentious manner, he shall not contract matrimony during said term, but in all things and at all times shall behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice ought during the whole term aforesaid. And the said John T. Mathis in his part doth hereby covenant agree and promise to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read and write and to cipher as far as the double rule of three inclusive, if practicable, send him to school during said term 18 months a portion of said term annually, and shall well and faithfully find and provide sufficient meat, drink, clothing, lodging, and other necessaries fir and convenient for such apprentice during the term aforesaid. And at the expiration thereof shall furnish a good and sufficient suit of clothing for said apprentice in addition such clothing as he may then have and pay said apprentice the sum of $100.00, cash in hand.
In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 13th of March 1876.
David A. Hottell, David Hottell, Guardian , John T. Mathis (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County, }Sct.
Before me, William Zullman, recorder of the aforesaid county and state on the 13th of March, 1876 the above named David A. Hottell, David Hottell, Guardian, of said David A. Hottell and John T. Mathis acknowledging the execution of the foregoing Indenture.
Witness my hand and seal. William Zullman, R.H.C.
Recorded March 13th, 1876 at 2 o’clock p.m.
William Zullman


Leonard Keller (Trustee) to Henderson Stevens
Indenture


Know all men by these presents, that I Leonard Keller , Trustee of Harrison Township, Harrison County, IN. and by virtue of said office overseer of the Poor of said township, and county aforesaid of the first part, and Henderson Stevens of Harrison County, IN. of the second part. Witnessed that the party of the first part, as Trustee and overseer of the poor of the township aforesaid has this 14th of Oct. 1876 by the power invested in him by law, hired out and bound to party of the party of the second part, George C. Conrad, until he shall arrive at his age of majority, should he so long live, or during the life time only, of the party of the second part, to work and labor as a farm hand, on a farm and to be taught the art of farming, so far as he s capable of being taught or instructed in farming and to work and labor, as second part may see proper to direct and to be furnished by party of the second part board, lodging, and comfortable clothing, suitable to is  his condition in life, in sickness and in health, and to pay all Doctors bills and cause said apprentice to be taught to read and write, and the rule of arithmetic to the double rule of three inclusive, if practicable. Providing said apprentice will remain with party of the second part until he arrives at his majority, and party of the second part to furnish said apprentice a suitable suit of clothes when he arrives of age,  and party of the second part agrees with party of the first part to take the said George C. Conrad  until he shall arrive at the age of 21 years, should he live until then, or during the lifetime only of party second part, and cause him to be instructed in the art of farming to the extent practicable. And to perform such manual labor as party of the second part  requires said apprentice to do, and furnish with Board lodging and comfortable clothing suitable to one in his condition in life, in sickness and in health, and to pay all doctor bills and cause said apprentice to be taught to read and write and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of three inclusive, of practicable, and party of the second part to furnish said apprentice suitable suit of clothing when he arrives at age , if said apprentice remains with said party of second part should live until then. It is understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that these articles of indenture shall be void on the leaving party of the second part without his consent by said apprentice or by the death of party of the second part____ only to said apprentice the right of action against party of the second part, as his representative  for any failure of compliance with this indenture.
Witness our hands and seals this 14th of Oct. 1876
Leonard Keller, Trustee and overseer of Poor
Henderson Stevens  (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Personally appeared before me Leonard Keller, and Henderson Stevens, and acknowledged the execution of the above article of indenture for the use and purpose therein expressed.
Witness my hand and seal of office, Oct. 14,1876
Wm. Zollman, R,H.C.
Recorded March 24th 1877 @ 12 p.m.
Wm. Zollman


Phillip Windell, Trustee,  to Henry P. Engleman
Indenture

This indenture witnessed that, Phillip Windell, Trustee of Scott Township, Harrison Co. IN.an Officer Overseer of the Poor, in and for said Township, in said County & State, of the first part, and Henry P. Engleman of Scott Township, Harrison Co.,IN.of the other part. The said party of the first part, by these presents doth hereby bind, and apprentice to the said Henry P. Engleman, party of the second part, Rovilla May Bullington, a female child aged 4 yrs on the 23rd of Jan. 1877, the said Rovilla May Bullington having hereto fore been abandoned by her father Benjamin Bullington, and her mother Mary Bullington being unable to support, educate and maintain said child Rovilla may and she having neither guardian or estate of any kind whatsoever either now or in expectancies, said party of the first part, apprentice said child to the party of the second part until she the said Rovilla May arrives at the age of 18 years or until the 23rd of Jan. 1891.
The said Henry P. Engleman party of the second part, binds himself to board, cloth, and lodge said Rovilla May and teach the art of housekeeping and instill in to her habits of industry and to teach her to the extent of having her taught  ___ graphy, reading writing and arithmetic to an including the double rule of 3, provide said child can be taught or will receive education. He also binds himself to cloth said child in a manner corresponding with his circumstances in life, and to treat said child as a parent would in all things.
In witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 13th of Sept. 1877.   Phillip D. Windell, Trustee of Scott Township (seal)
Henry P. Engleman (seal)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me, the undersigned a justice of the Peace within foresaid county and state, personally came Phillip D. Windell, Trustee of Scott Township  and Henry P. Engelman, and acknowledge the execution of the foregoing indenture of apprenticeship.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 13th of Sept. 1877.
James L. Morris J.P.
Delivered to  Henry P. Engleman Oct. 15th, 1877
State of Indiana, Harrison county}Sct.
I, Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge of the Harrison County Circuit Court having examined the within indenture and inquired judicially into the facts, do hereby assent to the same and confirm said Indenture.
Witness my hand and seal.
Thomas C. Slaughter. Judge
Recorded Oct., 2nd 1877 at 4 p.m.
William Zollman R.H.C.
 

Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Township To, William Getz
Indenture

 This Indenture witnessed that Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Township, Harrison Co. In. Ex-officio Overseer of the poor for said Township of Harrison in said county and state aforesaid of the first part and William Getz of said county & state aforesaid party of the second part. The said party of the first part, by these presents doth hereby bind and apprentice to the said William Getz party of the second part, Addie M. Watson a female child aged 10 yrs of age, on the 23rd of March 1878, the said Allie M. Watson being a bastard child and her mother Isabelle Watson being unable to support, educate or maintain said child, Addie M. Watson and she said Addie M. Watson having neither Guardian or estate of any kind whatsoever either now or in expectancy said party of the first part apprentice said child to the party of the second part, until the said Addie M. Watson arrives at the age of 16 hears or until the 23rd of March 1884.
The said William Getz, party of the second part hereby covenants to board, cloth, and lodge said Addie M. Watson, and to teach her the art of housekeeping and install into her habits of industry and virtue and to educate her to the extent of having her taught orthography, reading writing and arithmetic to and including the double rule of three, provided said child can be taught or will receive instruction during the said term of apprenticeship, he also binds himself to clothes, lodge and board said Addie M. Watson in a manner suitable and corresponding with his circumstances in life, and to teat and care for said child in sickness and in health as a parent would in all things.
In witness whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 18th of March 1878.  Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Co. for the Poor & William Getz. (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Personally appeared before me William H. Getz and Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Township, and acknowledged the execution of the above articles of Indenture for the use and purpose expressed.
Witness my hand and seal of said office this 18th of March 1878.  William Zollman R.H.C.
State of Indiana, Harrison Co. }Sct.
At Chamber} Corydon, Indiana, Apr. 7th, 1878
I, Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of said state and ex-officio Judge of the Harrison Circuit Court within and for said county and state do assent to and approve the foregoing Indenture of apprenticeship.
Witness my hand and official seal the day and year above written.
Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge


Overseers of the Poor , to Archibald Boston
Indenture

This indenture made and entered into this 12th of November, 1853 between William H. Dayton , John U. Kimbred and Abner C. Kirthley, Overseers of the Poor of Blue River Township, Harrison Co. IN. of the first part and Archibald Boston of the second part, witnessed that the said party of the first part, do bind to the part of the second part, one Anderson Boston, a pauper of the above named Township, aged 10 yrs. the 24th of June last, said Anderson is without Father Mother or Guardian, son of Josiah Boston, deceased, to serve and an apprentice until he is 21 years of age, at farming or any ordinary work, the said party of the second part doth covenant and agree with said party of the first part, that he will board, and do the said boy comfortably  and respectably and have him taught reading, writing and arithmetic so far as the double rule of 3 inclusive  and give him $25.00 in cash at the expiration of his apprenticeship and pay all necessary expenses for the health and comfort of said boy.
Archibald Boston, Abner C. Kirthley, William T. Dayton (seals)
Signed sealed and delivered the date above written.
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
The within named Wm. T. Dayton, and Abner C. Kirthley and Archibald Boston personally appeared before the undersigned justice of the Peace on this day, and acknowledged to the signing and sealing of the within Indenture to be their voluntary act and deed.
Witness my hand and seal on the 12th of Nov. 1853.
William Hancock, J.P.
Recorded in the Register of Indentures and Mechanics Liens on page 1 the 10th of January 1854


Phillip Windell, Trustee,  to Henry P. Engleman }
Indenture

This indenture witnessed that, Phillip Windell, Trustee of Scott Township, Harrison Co. IN.an Officer Overseer of the Poor, in and for said Township, in said County & State, of the first part, and Henry P. Engleman of Scott Township, Harrison Co.,IN.of the other part. The said party of the first part, by these presents doth hereby bind, and apprentice to the said Henry P. Engleman, party of the second part, Rovilla May Bullington, a female child aged 4 yrs on the 23rd of Jan. 1877, the said Rovilla May Bullington having hereto fore been abandoned by her father Benjamin Bullington, and her mother Mary Bullington being unable to support, educate and maintain said child Rovilla may and she having neither guardian or estate of any kind whatsoever either now or in expectancies, said party of the first part, apprentice said child to the party of the second part until she the said Rovilla May arrives at the age of 18 years or until the 23rd of Jan. 1891.
The said Henry P. Engleman party of the second part, binds himself to board, cloth, and lodge said Rovilla May and teach the art of housekeeping and instill in to her habits of industry and  to teach her to the extent of having her taught  ___ graphy, reading writing and arithmetic to an including the double rule of 3, provide said child can be taught or will receive education. He also binds himself to cloth said child in a manner corresponding with his circumstances in life, and to treat said child as a parent would in all things.
In witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 13th of Sept. 1877.   Phillip D. Windell, Trustte of Scott Township (seal)
Henry P. Engleman (seal)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me, the undersigned a justice of the Peace within foresaid county and state, personally came Philliup D. Windell, Trustee of Scott Township  and Henry P. Egnleman, and acknowledge the execution of the foregoing indenture of apprenticeship.
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 13th of Sept. 1877.
James L. Morris J.P.
Delivered to  Henry P. Engleman Oct. 15th, 1877
State of Indiana, Harrison county}Sct.
I, Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge of the Harrison County Circuit Court having examined the within indenture and inquired judically into the facts, do hereby assent to the same and confirm said Indenture.
Witness my hand and seal.
Thomas c. Slaughter. Judge
Recorded Oct., 2nd 1877 at 4 p.m.
William Zollman R.H.C.

Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Township
To, William Getz } Indenture

 This Indenture witnessed that Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Township, Harrison Co. In. Ex-officio Overseer of the poor for said Township of Harrison in said county and state aforesaid of the first part and William Getz of said county & state aforesaid party of the second part. The said party of the first part, by these presents doth hereby bind and apprentice to the said William Getz party of the second part, Addie M. Watson a female child aged 10 yrs of age, on the 23rd of March 1878, the said Allie M. Watson being a bastard child and her mother Isabelle Watson being unable to support, educate or maintain said child, Addie M. Watson and she said Addie M. Watson having neither Guardian or estate of any kind whatsoever either now or in expectancy said party of the first part apprentice said child to the party of the second part, until the said Addie M. Watson arrives at the age of 16 hears or until the 23rd of March 1884.
The said William Getz, party of the second part hereby covenants to board, cloth, and lodge said Addie M. Watson, and to teach her the art of housekeeping and install into her habits of industry and virtue and to educate her to the extent of having her taught orthography, reading writing and arithmetic to and including the double rule of three, provided said child can be taught or will receive instruction during the said term of apprenticeship, he also binds himself to clothes, lodge and board said Addie M. Watson in a manner suitable and corresponding with his circumstances in life, and to teat and care for said child in sickness and in health as a parent would in all things.
In witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 18th of march 1878.  Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison Co. for the Poor & William Getz. (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Personally appeared before me William H. Getz and Leonard Keller, Trustee of Harrison township, and acknowledged the execution of the above articles of Indenture for the use and purpose expressed.
Witness my hand and seal of said office this 18th of March 1878.  William Zollman R.H.C.
State of Indiana, Harrison Co. }Sct.
At Chamber} Corydon, Indiana, Apr. 7th, 1878
I, Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of said state and ex-officio Judge of the Harrison Circuit Court within and for said county and state do assent to and approve the foregoing Indenture of apprenticeship.
Witness my hand and official seal the day and year above written.
Thomas C. Slaughter, Judge


William Meyer to John Stiger }
Bind


This indenture made this 9th of July 1883. Witnessed that William Meyer. Trustee of the Township of Franklin, Harrison County, IN. and Ex-officio Overseer of the Poor of said Township, doth hereby put, place and bind unto John Stiger  of  Harrison Co. IN. Anne T. Bonn, daughter of Joseph  Bonn, having neglected to provide ____ said daughter, as an apprentice in the family of said John Stiger to learn the duties of a housewife until she, the said Annie T. Bonn shall arrive at the full age of 18 yrs., during which time the said Annie shall serve the said master faithfully, honestly and ____ keep his secrets and lawful commands, readily obey and at all times protect the goods and property of the said master and not suffer or allow any to be injured or wasted. She shall not absent herself from the ___ of her said master day or night without leave, but in all ways behave herself as a faithful apprentice ought to do, during said term and the said John Stiger in his part, shall doeth and provide for the said Annie T. Bonn in sickness and health and supply her with suitable food and clothing and shall use and employ the interest of his endeavors to teach or cause his said apprentice to be taught and instructed in the art and trade of a housewife, or housewifery in such manner as an efficient housekeeper should teach an apprentice, that the requirements of  a housekeeper and manufacture clothing for the same.Also to be instructed to read and write and the rules of arithmetic to the double rule of 3, if practicable, and at the end of said term furnish said apprentice a new suit of clothing, of the value of $15.00, in addition to such clothing as she may have at the   time, and for the true and faithful performance of all and singular, the commitments  and agreements aforesaid, the parties bind themselves each, to the other firmly by these presents.
In witness whereof the said parties aforesaid have hereby set their hands and seals this 9th  of July 1883.  William Meyer, Trustee. John Stiger (seals)
State of Indiana, Harrison County}Sct.
Before me, Benjamin A. Gresham, a Notary Public in and for said county and state on this 9th of July 1883, John Stiger and William Meyer, Trustee of Franklin Township, Harrison County, IN. and Ex-officio overseer of the Poor, acknowledged the execution of the above and foregoing indenture.
Witness my hand and Notary Public seal. B. J. A. Gresham, Notary Public.
 Recorded July 11th, 1883 at 2 p.m.
Edward L. Hunter (?) R.H.C.
 

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