Apprentice Indenture
Aurelius Fulvius Kelly and Tranquelina Furiah Kelly
to John Lemon
22 June 1839
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Transcribed and Submitted by David Lemon

This Indenture made this Twenty second day of June Eighteen hundred and thirty nine between Martin Murphy and Joseph Welch Overseers of the Poor of Township of Wabash in the county of Tippecanoe and state of Indiana of the one part, and John Lemon of Township and County aforesaid of the other part

Witnefseth that the said Overseers have put, placed and bound, and by these presents do put place and bind, Aurelius Fulvius Kelly a poor boy aged six years, and four months, as an apprentice to the said John Lemon to be taught the Art and occupation of a Farmer which he the said John Lemon now uses.  And to live with and serve him the sd. J. L. as an apprentice for the Term of years and months between this and until he the said A. F. K. arrives to the age of Twenty one years if the said Aurelius Fulvius Kelly shall so long live;

And also Tranquelina Furiah Kelly a poor girl aged four years and ten months as an apprentice in the family of John Lemon to be taught in the Art of Housewifery, and to live with and serve in the family of sd. J. L. for the Term of years and months between this and until she the said T. F. Kelly arrives at the age of Eighteen or does better.

And the said overseers do by these presents give unto sd. J. L. all the right, power and authority over the sd. A. F. K and T. F. K. and their service during the said Terms which by the laws of this State a Master or Mistrefs has in and over a lawfully Indentured apprentice. And the said John Lemon in consideration thereof, doth, on his part, Covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Overseers and their succefsors in office, and each and every of them, and with the said A. F. K. and T. F. K. that he will teach and instruct the sd. A. F. K. and T. F. K. or cause them to be taught and instructed, to read and write, and the five Common rules in Arithmetic, And the said A. F. K. so as to be Capable of transacting any common businefs as to or respects Arithmetic and train them to habits of industry, economy and morality; and during the Term of their apprenticeship to provide and allow to them sufficient meat, drink, (not that which will intoxicat) washing Lodging and apparel, and all other things necefsary for them during the Terms above mentioned. And the said John Lemon further Covenants and agrees to furnish and give to the sd. Aurelius Fulvius Kelly at the expiration of his aforesaid Term of Service sufficient changes or raiment with a good new one, and a horse worth fifty dollars, also a saddle and bridal. And also Tranquelina Furiah Kelly sufficient changes of good clothing for home and abroad with a good bed and bedding and other things necefsary as she choses [sic] to the amount of Twenty dollars. In witnefs whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals, this the day and year above written. [unclear] words interlineation

Signed Sealed and                                                                       Signed: Joseph Welch (seal)
delivered in the                                                                                        Martin Murphy (seal)
presence of                                                                                             Jn. Lemon (seal)
Philip McCormick
Elizabeth Kelly
A true Record
Recorded June 24th A.D. 1839
Sandford C. Cox Recorder

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 41-43

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