Deed: Nathan P. Reynolds to Lemuel Dunham, 29 Nov. 1853

Know all Men by these Presents, That

I Nathan P. Reynolds of Canton, in the County of Oxford and State of Maine, yeoman in consideration of the sum of Six hundred and fifty dollars paid by Lemuel Dunham, of Hartford, county and State aforesaid, yeoman the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give, grant, bargain, Sell and Convey unto the said Lemuel Dunham, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece or parcel of land situated in said Hartford, being a part of lot numbered nine in the tenth range of lots in said Hartford, & bounded as follows, to wit, Westerly by a line drawn North & South from a stake & stones standing on the North side of the road leading through said lot.—on the North & South by the original lot lines, easterly by lands owned by David Mason, —containing fifty acres, more or less.

Also—one other piece of land, adjoining the above and thus discribed, and bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at the South East corner of land owned by Robert Bates, Jr.—thence East about forty rods until it strikes land formerly owned by to a stake & stones standing near an old causeway bridge, thence South until it strikes land formerly owned by Benjamin Ellis.—thence West on the lot line until it strikes land formerly sold to Robert Bates, Jr. Thence North to the first mentioned bounds containing thirty acres more or less, being the same land deeded to me by William H. Brettun by his deed dated May 17, 1850, and recorded with Oxford Records book 89 page 134.

To have and to hold, the aforegranted and bargained Premises, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereof to the said Lemuel Dunham his heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof forever. And I do covenant with the said Lemuel Dunham, his heirs and assigns, that I am lawfully seized in fee of the Premises ; that they are free of all incumbrances ; that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Lemuel Dunham to hold as aforesaid ; and that I and my Heirs shall and will WARRANT AND DEFEND the same to the said Lemuel Dunham, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Nathan P. Reynolds and Flora Reynolds wife of said Nathan P. Reynolds, in testimony of her relinquishment of her right of DOWER in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this twenty ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty fifty three.

Nathan P. Reynolds [Seal]
Flora Reynolds [Seal]

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, in Presence of,

Cyrus Thompson
Josiah C. Ellis

Oxford SS. November 29, 1853. Personally appeared the above named and acknowledged the above instrument to be his free act and deed. Before me,

Cyrus Thompson Justice of the Peace.

[Recorded 27 Oct. 1854, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 102, Page 87.]

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