Grantor: John Bensing, Wife
Grantee: John William Springer
February 12, 1864; Phillipsburgh
DEED John Bensing Wife To John Springer William Springer Ent'd Feby. 12,
This Indenture, made the 20th day of November in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty three Between John Bensing of the bourough of
Phillipsburgh in the County of Beaver and the State of Pennsylvania and Anna
Barbara Bensing his wife, parties of the first part and John Springer of
Hopewell Township and William Springer of Moon Township in the County of Beaver
aforesaid parties of the second part.
Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration
of the sum of Eight Hundred ($800) Dollars, lawful money of the United States
of America unto them well and truly paid by the said parties of the second
part, at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold aliened.
enfeoffed, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant
bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm unto the said
parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns.
All that certain lot or parcel of ground, situate in the borough of
Phillipsburgh in the County of Beaver and State of Pennsylvania known as the
"Ferry Lot" and bounded and described as follows:
to wit: Beginning at the North East corner of Samuel Bickerstaffs lot and
running by land of Martin Gumbart(sp?) North sixty-seven degrees East
twenty-one and one tenth perches to a post thence North fifty two and one half
degrees West, ten perches to the Ohio River thence down the same south
fifty-eight and one half degrees West thirty perches thence South forty four
and one half degrees East two and seven tenths perches up to the bank of the
North West corner of Samuel Bickerstaffs lot thence North sixty- six and three
fourths degrees East ten and nine tenths perches to a post and thence South
twenty-three and one fourth degrees East, two and five tenths perches to the
place of the Beginning.
Containing one acre and forty seven perches: It being the same premises sold
and conveyed to Anna Barbar Bensing one of the present grantors, by Jacob Ift
and Mary his wife by their deed bearing the date the eighteenth day of July
A.D.1863, and to be recorded in the Office for recording deeds, in and for the
County of Beaver aforesaid.
Together with all and singular, the buildings improvements ways, waters,
water-courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances
whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions
and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, and all the estate, right,
title, interest, property, claim, and demand whatsoever of the said parties of
the first part, in law equity or otherwisw howsoever, of in and to the same and
every part thereof.
To have and to hold the said parcel or lot of ground herein before mentioned
and described hereditaments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and
intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second
part their heirs and assigns to and for the only proper use and behoof of the
said parties of the second part their heirs and assigns forever.
And John Bensing and Anna Barbara his wife the said parties of the first
part, for themselves their heirs, executors, and administrators, do by these
presents, covenant, grant, and agree to and with the said parties of the second
part, their heirs and assigns that they, the said parties of the first part,
and their heirs all and singular and the hereditaments and premises herein
above described and granted or mentioned and intended to so be with the
appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part and their heirs and
assigns against them the said parties of the first, and their heirs and against
all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim
the same or any part thereof Shall and will warrant and forever defend
In Witness whereof The said parties of the first part have to these presents
set their hands and seals.
Dated the day and year first above written.
John Bensing (seal)
Anna (her X mark) Barbary Bensing (seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us.
U.S. one dollar Index *** J.B.
Nov. 20th 1863 Power of Atty Received the day of the date of the above
Indenture of the above named John Springer and William Springer the sum of
Eight Hundred Dollars lawful money of the United States, being the
consideration money above mentioned, in full.
John Bensing (signature)
Witness. S. Smith
Beaver County, SS:
On the ___ day of November, Anno Domini 1863 before me, one of the Justices
of the peace in and for said County of Beaver, came the above named John
Bensing and Anna Barbara his wife, and acknowledged the above Indenture to be
their act and deed and desired that the same might be recorded as such.
She the said Anna Barbara being of full age and by me examined separate and
apart from her said husband, and the contents of the said indenture being first
made fully known to her declared that she did of her own free will and accord
sign and seal and as her act and deed deliver the same without any coercion of
her said husband, Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.
Stephen Smith (seal)
Justice of the Peace.
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