Written by Patricia Hobbs Patricia Hobbs
Created: 02 July 2013 02 July 2013
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Deeds are wonderful things, and one might not ever find this information except by stumbling across it.
This family is not one of interest to me, but because it gives could be a previously unknown relationship, I write it here.
In Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Record Book C-2, pages 243-244 is a deed with grantors Eliza King, James and Catharine Downing, and William and Sally R. Bell conveying property in Barree Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania to Henry Lee.
"This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of April in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
thirty six, between Eliza King, of Shippenville, Venango
County and State of Pennsylvania, formerly widow of
John Davis of Barre township Huntingdon County, state
aforesaid, deceased. James Downing and Catharine, his
wife formerly Catharine Davis and William Bell and Sally R his wife, for
merly Sally Davis of Richland township, Venango County and State aforesaid of the first part, and Henry Lee of the township of Barre Huntington [sic
property described as land
"lying in the township of Barre aforesaid, at the west end of the Busby Ridge or the waters of Stone Creek, surveyed the 27th day of February 1793 ... "
No further chain of title, as is common in Pennsylvania deeds, is given.