GEORGE WILKINS - MAY 1877
JUDGEMENT BOOK 1 PAGES 99-100
This Indenture, Made this First day of January A.D. 1877 between George Chapman, Sheriff of Parke County in the State of Indiana of the first part and George Wilkins of the County of Parke and State of Indiana of the second part, Witnesseth, That whereas at the October Term of the Parke Circuit Court A.D. 1875, George Wilkins recovered by judgement of said County in a certain action therein against William Nichell and James Moore for the sum of Thirty Nine Hundred and Nine Dollars and Nineteen cents for his damages, together with the further sum of Twenty One dollars and Eighty Three cents for his costs in that behalf expended; and a decree for the sale of all the interest, estate, right and title of the defendants William Nichell and James Moore in and to certain Real Estate, described therein as follows, viz: A part of the East half of the South West quarter of Section Twenty in Township Seventeen North Range Seven West commencing at the South East corner of said quarter thence West to Mill Creek, thence up said Creek with its Meanderings of the same to the East line of said quarter, thence South forty seven poles to the place of beginning and the South East quarter of the South East quarter of said section, Township and Range and the West half of the South East quarter of said section, Township and Range except in last named piece three acres towit: Commencing at the North West corner of said half quarter, thence South thirty four poles, thence East fourteen poles thence North thirty four poles, thence West fourteen poles. Containing one hundred and twenty acres in Parke County Indiana all without any relief whatever from valuation or appraisement laws, as by the record thereof remaining in said court more fully appears. And Whereas, afterwards, to=wit: on the eleventh day of November, A.D. 1875, a copy of said judgement and decree was duly issued and under the seal of said Court, attested by the Clerk thereof directed to the Sheriff of the County of Parke, commanding him that after due and legal notice of the time and place of making the same, he should sell the lands above described with all the interest, estate, right and title of the defendants William Nichell and James Moore therein, or so much and such parts thereof as might be necessary according to the terms of said decree, to pay and satisfy the judgement aforesaid, with the interest and costs thereon: and that he should, in like manner, also make and return all interests and accruing costs thereon, and make due return of said writ to the Clerk's Office, at the expiration of one hundred and eighty days from the date of the same.
And Whereas, said copy of judgement and order of sale, on the eleventh day of November A.D. 1875 came to the hands of George Chapman, then the Sheriff of said County to be executed; and the said George Chapman as Sheriff as aforesaid, having legally advertised the same, did on the eleventh day of December A.D. 1875 at the door of the Court House in Rockville in the County aforesaid, between the hours prescribed by law, at public auction first expose to sale the rents and profits for a term not exceeding seven of paid estate of William Nichels and James Moore in and to said real estate, and no person biding for the same, then offered at public auction aforesaid, all the rights, title and interest, in fee=simple of the said William Nichels and James Moore, in and to said estate, and the said George Wilkins did then and there bid the sum of twenty five hundred dollars and no cents, and no person bidding more, the same was, in due form, openly struck off and sold to the said George Wilkins for the said sum of twenty five hundred dollars and no cents, he being the highest and best bidder, and that being the highest price bid for the same.
And Whereas, also on said Eleventh day of December A.D. 1875, as required by law, said Sheriff executed to said purchaser a certificate setting forth the foregoing facts, with the condition appended that if said premises were not redeemed within one year from the date thereof, by payment of the purchase money, with ten per centum interest thereon, by said judgement defendants William Nichell and James Moore, their heirs or assigns to said purchaser his heirs or assigns, said George Wilkins would be entitled to a Deed of Conveyance therefor.
Now, therefore, to confirm to said George Wilkins the sale so made as aforesaid the said George Chapman, as Sheriff as aforesaid in consideration of said sum of Twenty five hundred Dollars and no cents, to him in hand paid by said George Wilkins, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and of the non=redemption of said real estate as provided by law, hath granted, bargained and sold and doth by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm, to the said George Wilkins his heirs and assigns forever, all the following real estate situate in the county of Parke and state of Indiana, to=wit: A part of the East half of the SW 1/4 Section 20 in Township 17 North Range 7 West Commencing at the SE corner of said quarter, thence West to Mill Creek, thence up said Creek with the meanderings of the same to the E line of said quarter thence South 47 poles to the place of beginning. and the E 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section Town and Range and the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of said Section Town Range, Except in last named piece three acres to=wit: Commencing at the North West corner of said half quarter thence South 34 poles, thence East 14 poles, thence North 34 poles, thence West 14 poles, containing 120 acres in Parke County Indiana.
To have and to hold, all and singular, the premises aforesaid with the privileges and appurtenances, to the said George Wilkins, his heirs and assigns, forever, in a full and ample a manner as the same was held by William Nichels and James Moore immediately before the execution of the mortgage mentioned in said decree, foreclosing the same.
In Witness Whereof, the said George Chapman, as Sheriff, as aforesaid, has hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year first above written
Before me, William White Recorder in and for said County personally came George Chapman Sheriff of said County, and acknowledged the foregoing conveyance to be his voluntary act and deed, as such Sheriff.
In Witness Whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my Seal of office this 1st day of January A.D. 1877
Rec. Parke Co.
I Certify that the Deed of which the above and foregoing is a true copy was duly stamped, as provided by Act of Congress, and recorded on the 1st day of January 1877 at 1 o'clock P.M.
Wm White Recorder of Parke Co.
By F. White Dept
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