Mortgage: Elton L. Dunham to Lemuel Dunham, 11 Feb. 1898

Know all Men by these Presents,

That I Elton L. Dunham of Greenwood county of Oxford and State of Maine in consideration of Eight hundred dollars paid by Lemuel Dunham of Greenwood, County and state aforesaid 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 lot of land situated in said Greenwood being lot numbered eleven (11) in the ninth (9th) range of lots in the north half of said Greenwood.

Also one other piece or parcel of land situated in said Greenwood being a part of lot numbered eleven (11) in the eighth (8th) range of lots and bounded as follows to wit: on the south and east by the original lot lines; on the north partly by a stone wall thence by a line running from said wall to the old county road; and on the west by the county road aforesaid containing twenty (20) acres be the same more or less, being the same real estate precisely conveyed to me by said Lemuel Dunham bearing even date herewith to which reference is had.

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 Grantee 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 Grantee, to hold as aforesaid; and that I and my heirs, shall and will warrant and defend the same to the said Grantee his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.

Provided Nevertheless, That if the said Elton L. Dunham his heirs, executors, or administrators pay to the said shall well and truly support and maintain heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, the sum of the said Lemuel Dunham and his wife Lydia during their natural lives furnishing them with good and sufficient food, drink, clothing, nursing, and medical attendance when sick, treating and causing them to be treated in a kind manner as children should treat their parents and in all things furnish them with accommodations as their condition in life may require, and shall pay them ten dollars a year if called for, from the day of the date hereof, with interest on said sum at the rate of per centum per annum, payable annually, then this Deed, as also certain promissory note bearing even date with these presents, given by the said Elton L. Dunham to the said Lemuel Dunham for said support to pay the sum and interest at the time aforesaid, shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force.

And the said Grantor hereby covenants and agrees with the said Grantee that the right of redeeming the above mortgaged premises shall be forever foreclosed in one year next after the commencement of foreclosure by any of the methods now provided by law.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Grantor, and Mabel wife of said Elton L. Dunhamin testimony of her relinquishment of her right of dower and all other rights in the above described premises, have hereunto set our hands and seals this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight.

Elton L. Dunham [Seal]
Mabel C. Dunham [Seal]

Alden Chase to E. L. D.
Frank Bennett

State of Maine
Oxford SS. February 6 18 1900. Personally appeared the above-named Elton L. Dunham and acknowledged the above instrument to be his free act and deed.

BEFORE ME, Alden Chase Justice of the Peace.

[Recorded 29 Oct. 1906, Oxford County (Me.) Deeds (Eastern District), Book 297, Page 182.]

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