PHELPS/VAN ALSTINE DEED
Town of Canajoharie
Montgomery County, New York
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Willard Phelps &
Cornelius Van Alstine
Dated the 29 day of Aug.1865.
Recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County of Montgomery the 11th Day of December
1865 at 1 hours and 30 minutes, P.M., in the Book No. 79 of Deeds, on page 124, &c.
Jas. P. Brookman, Clerk
THIS INDENTURE, Made the twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty five Between Willard Phelps and Sarah Phelps his wife
of the Town of Canajoharie County of Montgomery and State of New York of the
first part, and Cornelius Van Alstine of the Town County and State aforesaid of the
second part, WITNESSETH, That the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration
of the sum of two hundred and sixty five dollars, lawful money of the United States of
America, to them in hand paid, by the said party of the second part, the receipt
whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged, have granted, aliened, remised, released,
enscoffed and confirmed, and by these presents to grant, alien, remise, release, enscoff and
confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever,
ALL that certain piece or parcel of land with the buildings & appurtenances situate lying
or being in the Town of Canajoharie aforesaid on the road known as the plank road leading
from Canajoharie to Cherry Valley, bounded and described as follows: Bounded southwesterly
by said plant road: On the south east by lands of John Bloomingstock: On the west by said plank
road: And on the east by lands of Redmond Barrett. Containing two acres of land be the same more or less;
and being the same premises which were conveyed to the said Sarah Phelps one of the said
parties of the first part by George E. Williams by Deed bearing date the 23d day of September 1864.
This Conveyance is made subject to a certain Mortgage for four hundred dollars which is held by one
Betsey Garlock upon the premises above described.
TOGETHER with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or
in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents,
issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand
whatsoever of the said parties of the first part, either in law or equity of, in and to the above
granted premises, with the said hereditaments and appurtenances. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above
mentioned and described premises, with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof to the said party
of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Sarah Phelps one of the said parties of
the first part for herself and her heirs, executors and administrators does covenant, grant, bargain,
promise and agree, to and with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, to warrant
and forever to defend the above granted premises, and every part and parcel thereof,
now being in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part, against the
said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and against
all and every other person or persons claiming or to claim the said premises, or any part thereof,
except as against the Mortgage above described.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said parties of the first part, have hereunto set their hands and seals
the day and year first above written.
State of New York}
I certify that on the 7th day of September 1865 before me appeared Willard Phelps and
Sarah Phelps his wife, both to me personally known to be the persons described in and who executed
the foregoing deed, and severally acknowledged the execution thereof. And the said Sarah Phelps
on a private examination apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the same freely
and without any fear or compulsion of her said husband.
Justice of the Peace