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DEED -- Jeptha Dean From Wm Skinner

To all people to whom the presents shall come greeting, know ye that I William Skinner of Marietta in the County of Washington for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand, before the ensealing hereof well and truly paid by Jephtha Dean of Athens county, yeoman, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied and contented, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do freely, fully and absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm unto him the said Jeptha Dean, his heirs and assigns forever a certain lot or tract of land situate in said County of Athens and is fractional lot No. twenty four in the fourth township of the twelfth range and in sections No. twenty seven and twenty eight containing by estimation two hundred and ninety two acres, and was drawn originally in the name of Samuel Hitchburn, for the particular boundaries of which references do hereby made to the plans, records, and surveys of the Ohio Company. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premises with all the appurtenances, privileges and commodities to the same in any wise belonging to him the said Jeptha Dean, his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And I the said William Skinner, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators do covenant to and with the said Jeptha Dean, his heirs and assigns, that before the ensealing hereof I am the true, sole and lawful owner of the above bargained premises and am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in my own proper right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple and have full power and authority to sell and convey the said bargained premises in manner as aforesaid and furthermore do covenant and engage the above demised premises to him the said Jeptha Dean, his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims or demands of any persons whatsoever, forever hereafter to warrant, secure and defend by these presents. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

Signed, sealed and delivered } Wm. Skinner (seal)
in presence of us }
Paul Fearing }
David Chambers }

State of Ohio, Washington County, Marietta April 11th Anno Domini 1811.

The above named William Skinner, the signer and sealer of the above instrument, personally appeared and acknowledged the same to be his free and voluntary act and deed before me, Paul Fearing, Court of Common Pleas. Entered August 8th 1811.

Attest L. Larkin, reg.

[ATHENS CO., OH, DEEDS, VOL.2, 1792-1816. pg. 51.]



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Nimrod Hysell

Nimrod Hysell to David Thomas

Know all men by these presents that I Nimrod Hysell of Salisbury in Gallia County and State of Ohio do for and in consideration of thirty seven truly paid to me in hand before the signing and the ensealing hereof by David Thomas of Salisbury in Gallia County and State of Ohio the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied and contented therewith, I have bargained and sold and do alien convey and confirm unto the said David Thomas his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land lying in Salisbury containing about thirty seven acres, it is part of Lot No. three hundred and twenty two in the first fractional Township in the thirteenth Range in the Ohio Companys purchase, it is all that part of the Lot that lays on the south west side of the main branch of Leading Creek--Excepting a strip three rods wide on the south side which enters from the Creek to the west line of the Lot. To have and to hold the same granted bargained premises be __________ with the privileges and appurtenances thereof to him the said David Thomas his heirs and assigns forever to his and their proper use and behoof in fee simple and I the said Nimrod Hisle for myself, my heirs, my Executors and administrators that covenant with the said David Thomas his heirs, his Executors and administrators that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises that they are free from all incumbrances and that I will warrant and defend the same against the lawful claims of any person. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal in Salisbury this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

In presence of } Nimrod Hysell his+mark (seal)
Abel Larkin } Elizabeth Hysell her+mark (seal)
Susanna Larkin }

State of Ohio, Gallia County--Nimrod Hysell of Salisbury and Elizabeth, his wife came personally before me Abel Larkin a Justice of the Peace of said Town and acknowledged that the within written deed is their voluntary act and deed-- acknowledged before me in Salisbury this fifteenth day of February in the year one thousand eighteen hundred and twelve.

Abel Larkin, Justice of the Peace

Recorded this 18th day Sept.1813. Attest Nathl Gates, Recorder.

["EARLY GALLIA & ATHENS COS., OH, DEED AND LAND RECORDS", Pg.68/69]



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Cyrus Campbell to Jacob Bickle

Know all people by these presents that I Cyrus Campbell of Rutland in Gallia County & State of Ohio do for and in consideration of Two hundred and Eighty dollars truly paid to me in hand by Jacob Bickle of Cheshire in Gallia County & State of Ohio the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied and content therewith the above consideration I have received before the signing and sealing hereof I have bargained, and sold and by these presents I do alien, convey, assign and confirm unto Jacob Bickle of Cheshire in Gallia County and State of Ohio one certain tract or parcel of land lying in Rutland in Gallia County and State of Ohio containing about one hundred and sixty acres, it is the south west quarter of section number seventeen in the sixth township in the fourteenth Range in the Ohio Companys purchase according to the said Companys survey. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging be there more or less, to him the said Jacob Bickle, his heirs and assigns forever as an estate of inheritance in fee simple and the said Cyrus Campbell do for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises and they are free from all incumbrances, and I will warrant & defend the same to him the said Jacob Bickle, his heirs and assigns forever against the legal claim of any person.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal in Rutland this thirteenth day of October A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

In presence of us} Cyrus Campbell (seal)
Abel Larkin } Attai (?) Campbell (seal)
Phebe Place }
State of Ohio }
Gallia County ss }

Be it remembered that Cyrus Campbell of Rutland and Attai Campbell, his wife, came personally before me a Justice of the Peace of said County and both acknowledged that the within deed is their free act and deed acknowledged before me in Rutland this 13th day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Abel Larkin, Justice Peace

Recorded this 17th March 1814. Attest Natl. Gates, Recorder.

["EARLY GALLIA & ATHENS COS., OH, DEED AND LAND RECORDS", Pg.75/76 — LDS #313504]



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Nimrod Hysell to David Thomas

Know all men by these presents that I Nimrod Hysell of Salisbury in Gallia County and the State of Ohio, do for and in consideration of one hundred dollars to me paid in hand by David Thomas of Salisbury in Gallia County the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself satisfied and content therewith I have have bargained and sold and by these presents do alien, convey and confirm to the said David Thomas his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Salisbury and County of Gallia and containing forty acres it being the Easterly part of two fifth divison Lots numbered three hundred and twenty and three hundred and twenty one in the Ohio Companys purchase, which land is bounded as follows, to wit: beginning near the East Bank of the right hand fork of Leading Creek, sixteen rods west of the south East corner of Lot number three hundred and twenty one, thence west one hundred and twenty rods, thence North seventy two rods five links, thence East Eighty one rods to the East bank of the above Creek, thence Southerly with the meanders of said Creek to the place of beginning, the same containing forty acres. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof to him the said David Thomas his heirs and assigns as an estate of inheritance in fee simple forever and I the said Nimrod Hysell do for myself, my heirs, Executors and administrators, covenant to and with the said David Thomas his heirs, executors and administrators that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises and they are free from all incumbrances, and will warrant and defend the same to him, the said David Thomas heirs and assigns against the legal claims of any person forever, In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal in Rutland this 24th day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

In presence of } Nimrod Hysell his+mark (seal)
Abel Larkin } Elizabeth Hysell her+mark (seal)
Richard Cook }

State of Ohio, Gallia County ss, Nimrod Hysell and Elizabeth Hysell, his wife came personally before me and both acknowledged that the within deed is their voluntary free act and deed. Acknowledged before me in Rutland this 26th day of August A.D. 1813.
Abel Larkin, Justice of the Peace.

Received and recorded this 18th day of September 1819. Attest N. Gates, Recorder.

["EARLY GALLIA & ATHENS COS., OH, DEED AND LAND RECORDS", Pg.68]



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DEED -- Elisha Miller from Camp, Russell and others --

To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting, know ye that we Talcott Camp of Whitestown, Samuel L. Russell and Eunice Russell of Farir? and Sylvester Camp and Farnel Camp of Westmoreland, all in the County of Oneida and State of New York and Guernsey Bates, Anne Bates, Davis Camp, Anna Camp, and Damaris Camp, of Durham, County of Middlesex and State of Connecticut, for the consideration of four hundred and fifty dollars received to our full satisfaction of Elisha Miller of the town of Middletown, County of Middlesex and State of Connecticut, do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto him the said Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and twenty acres situate on the Hockhocking river in the state of Ohio in the Ohio Company's Purchase which is on half of the Mile Square No.2 drawn in the name of Abraham Scrantom? one of the proprietors of the Ohio Company and is that part of the Mile Square No.2 which until the ensealing of these presents was owned by the aforesaid grantors, it being the one half of the said mile square lying on the west side, bounded East in the other half of said mile square belonging to the school society in said Durham, south on section on section No. 1 West on section No. 2, north on section No. 3 as on the books and plats of the Ohio Company, reference being had thereunto will more fully appear. to have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises thereof unto the said Miller, his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own proper use and behoof; and also we the said grantors do for ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said Miller, his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these presents we are well seized of the premises as a good, indeasible estate in fee simple and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above written, and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever, and furthermore we the said grantors do by these presents, bind ourselves and our heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said Miller, his heirs and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever. In witness we have hereunto set our hands and seals this ninth day of October 1811.

Present at the signing of T.Camp Talcott Camp (seal)
J.J. Russell, Eunice Russell & Samuel S. Russell(seal)
Slyvester Camp Eunice Russell (seal)
Eunice Camp Sylvester Camp (seal)
Harriet Camp

Present at signing of Farnel Camp Nancy Merrell

Farnel Camp (seal)

Onieda County, State of New York,ss, Personally appeared the within named Sylvester Camp, Talcott Camp, Samuel S. Russell and Eunice Russell, signers and sealers of the within instrument and acknowledged the same to be done of their free act and deed, before me, 10th Oct 1811-- M. Hitchcock, Justice of the Peace

October 10th 1811 Oneida County, Personally appeared before me Farnel Camp, signer and sealer of the within and acknowledged the same to be of her free act and deed. Truman Enoc, Justice of the Peace.

Present at the signing of this deed } Guernsey Bates (seal)
Guernsey Bates, Anne Bates, Davis } Anne Bates (seal)
Camp, Anne Camp, and Damaris Camp } Davis Bates (seal)
Simeon Parsons, Ezra Denison } Anne Camp (seal)
Damaris Camp (seal)

Connecticut, Middlesex County, Durham Nov. 8th 1811. Personally appeared Guernsey Bates, Anne Bates, Davis Camp, Anne Camp, and Damaris Camp, signers and sealers of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be their free act and deed. Before me, Simeon Parsons, Just. Peace. Rec ? recorded
Jan 15th 1812. Attest E. Perkins, reg.

[ATHENS CO., OH, DEEDS, VOL.2, 1792-1816, Pg. 77/78.]



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DEED -- Abbott From Skinner and Cutler.

To all people to whom these presents may come Greeting; whereas John Abbott of Athens in the County of Athens and State of Ohio here by has filed his bill in Chancery in the Court of Common Pleas for said County of Athens against Ephraim Cutler and William Skinner both of the County of Washington and State of Ohio setting forth said action? that they were or pretended to be possessed of a freehold estate on fee simple which he held in fee simple with the appurtenances situate in the County of Athens aforesaid being one hundred acres of lot No. three hundred and fifty three of the fifth division of lands known by the Ohio Company's purchase and that they being willing and desirous sell the same land to said John on or about the month of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, after several ??????? had for that purpose came to an agreement with said John for the absolute sale of said land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to and whereas said bill was continued from Court to Court and finally taken by appeal to the Supreme Court made the decree following in the premises to wit, "Decreed that the said E. Cutler and Wm Skinner shall by a good deed conveying the fee simple estate of said piece of land with good and sufficient covenants of seizing and possession on or before the first day of November next convey to the said John Abbott, his heirs and assigns an absolute title to the lot or parcel of land before described in complainant's bill here and shall also pay to the said John the sum of fifty dollars by the time aforesaid and in case the said Ephraim and William shall fail to convey the premises aforesaid until after the first day of November next and to pay said sum of fifty dollars, then it is further ordered and decreed that the said Ephraim and William pay to said John five hundred dollars on or before the third day of November next; now know ye, that we, the above named Ephraim Cutler and Wm. Skinner in consideration of the premises do give, grant and convey unto the said John Abbott, his heirs and assigns the aforesaid one hundred acres of land viz. Beginning at a point or station on the North and South line which forms the western boundary of said fifth division lot, so far North from the Southwest corner thereof as that the said one hundred acres shall be included in that point or station on the North and South line which form the eastern boundary of said fifth division and the other lines and points hereafter mentioned, thence due east to the said point or station on the said North and South line which forms the said eastern boundary of the said fifth division, thence South to a part set, or to be set, as the southeastern corner of said fifth division, thence due west to a part set, or to be set, at the southwestern corner of said fifth division, thence due North to the place of beginning. To have and to hold the said premises with their appurtenances to the said John, his heirs and assigns as an estate in fee simple forever and furthermore we the said Ephraim and William do ????? and severally covenant to and with the said John that at and until the ensealing of these presents we are well seized of the premises and we do further covenant to and with the said John that at and until the ensealing hereof we are well possessed in law of the premises. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals at Marietta, this twenty fourth day of October Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ten.

In presence of } Wm. Skinner (seal)
David A. Chambers } Ephraim Cutler (seal)

Washington County, Marietta Oct 24th 1810.

Then personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for said Marietta, William Skinner and Ephraim Cutler and acknowledged the above to be their voluntary act and deed. Rec. January 16th 1811, James Sharp, Justice of the Peace and recorded Jan 30th 1811.

Attest E. Perkins, Regt.

[ATHENS CO., OH, DEEDS, VOL.2, 1792-1816. pg. 20]



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Samuel S. Russell and others --POWER OF ATTORNEY --

Know all men by these presents that whereas we Samuel S. Russell and Eunice Russell of the town of Guilford, County of New Haven and State of Connecticut and Guernsey Bates, Anne Bates, and Damaris Camp of the Town of Durham, County of Middlesex and State of Connecticut are possessed by the demise of our Father Elanthan Camp, late of Durham in the County of Middlesex and State of Connecticut as will appear by the will of said Elnathan decd of an undivided share of certain lands situate in the State of Ohio in the Ohio Company's Purchase so called. Now know ye, that we the said Saml S. Russell, Eunice Russell, Guernsey Bates, Anne Bates and Damaris Camp have made, constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint our Brother Denis Camp our true and lawful attorney for us and in our name to sell or dispose of our share of said lands and to convey the same absolutely in fee simple for such sum of money as he shall think fair and also for us and in our name to seal, execute and deliver all proper deeds, conveyances, bargains and sales, for the absolute sale and disposal of the same or any part thereof with such clauses, covenants and agreements as our said attorney shall think ??? and expedient hereby ratifying and confirming all such deeds, bargains and sales which shall act? any time hereafter be reached and executed by our said attorney touching or concerning the premises. In witness we have hereunto set our hands and seals at Durham this 17th day of May AD 1809.

In presence of } Samuel S. Russell (seal)
Medad Dudley } Eunice Russell (seal)
Sarah Camp } Guernsey Bates (seal)
Anne Bates (seal)
Damaris Camp (seal)

Entered and recorded October 27th AD 1818. Attest E. Perkins, reg

[ATHENS CO., OH, DEEDS, VOL. 3, 1812-1818, pg. 450/451]