Deed George E. Dodge et. al. To E.A. Bronson
This Deed made the Nineteenth day of October in the year nineteen hundred and nine, Between George E. Dodge of the Borough of Lanesboro, in the county of Susquehanna and State of Pennsylvania, and Winnefred Reynolds, of the Borough of Oakland, in the County and State aforesaid, parties of the first part, and E.A. Bronson, of the township of Harmony, in the County and State aforesaid Witnesseth, that in consideration of Four Hundred and Eleven and 27/100 ($411.27) Dollars in hand paid, the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged, the said grantor do hereby grant and convey the said grantee, all that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the Township of Harmony, in the County of Susquehanna, ans State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, viz:
Beginning at a stones corner in the original line between the Joseph Mason and Roger Munty tract, hence on said line south 42 ½ degrees west 116 perches to the original beach corner: thence on the original line between the Jesse Lane and Roger Munty tracts south 47 ½ degrees west 116 perches to stones corners in the Starruca Creek; thence along said creek in its course as follows:
North 23 ½ west eight perches, north 11 degrees west 19 perches, north 29 degrees west 11 perches, north 28 degrees west 15 perches four links to a stones corner; thence south 47 ½ degrees west four perches to a small hemlock; thence north 42 ½ degrees west 48 perches to a stones corner; then north 47 ½ degrees east 10 rods to the place of beginning. Containing 45 acres be the same more or less, being a part of a tract in the warranter name of roger Munz. Also all that other piece or parcel of land adjoining the above tract, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the corner of Munz and George Thrice tracts being also the corner og George H. Whitney farm; thence by said George H. Whitney's line north 43 ½ degrees east to the middle of the road leading from the Slocum Road by the house of said George H. Whitney to the Wayne County Line; thence along the the same line south 49 degrees west 16 rods to the Slocum Road; Thence along the same as it winds ans turns to the line of the above described lands; hence along the said line north 46 ½ degrees east to the place of beginning containing two or more acres of land more or less. Being part of premises conveyed by John D. Shutts and his wife to George p. Little, dated December 23, 1893 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Susquehanna in Deed Book no. 86 page 4 and by said George p. Little conveyed to Pauline M. Dodge by deed dated May 21, 1894 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Susquehanna in DeedsBook No.87, Page 214 and by said Pauline M. Dodge devised to George M. Dodge, one of the grantees herein, subject to the legacy of $100.00 bequeathed to Winnefred Dodge (Now Winnefred Reynolds, one of the grantees herein) who executes this deed for the purpose of barring her lein and releasing the foregoing described premises from the lien of the same.
This conveyance is made and accepted as subject to a cow- tract for the sale of the foregoing described premises between the grantors herein named and Lena Woodmansee, the grantee herein agreeing to deliver to said Lena Woodmansee as warrantee deed from said premises upon conveyance of said contract,... And the said grantor, do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said grantee, that they, the grantors, their heirs, executors and administrators shall and Will Warrant and Forever Defend the hereinabove described premises with the heredictaments and appurtenances, unto the said grantee, his heirs and assigns, against the said grantor, and against every other person lawfully claiming or who shall hereafter claim the same or any part thereof.
In witness whereof, the said grantors have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
George E. Dodge (seal)
Winnifred E. Reynolds (seal)
State of Pennsylvania, County of Susquehanna, s.s. On this 19th day of October A.D. 1909
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(George ??) E. Dodge and Winnifred E. Reynolds and acknowledged the foregoing deed to be their act and deed, and desired the same to be recorded as such.
Jos. M. Williams, Justice of the Peace.
My Commission expires May 6, 1912
Recorded Oct 20, 1909
This document was transposed from a copy of the hand written original, trying to keep the spelling and punctuation as true to the original as possible. One word I was concerned that I was misinterpreting turned out to be ?perches?. Once I was sure of the transposition of perches, I found an interpretation in the dictionary. In linear measurements a ?perch? is the same as a rod (16 ½ feet). In area measurements a perch can also be a square rod (30 ¼ square yards). For the record a chain is 66 feet long, and a link is 1/100th of a chain or 7.92 inches.