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Family stories:William Songster's Pennsylvania Farm
Posted by: Steven Songster on July 12 2010 14:02
1854 Deed from Michael & Elizabeth Cover
Land: Michael Cover to William Songster, 1854: Saltlick Twp, Fayette 
County, PA
Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Vaughn H. Cover.
websoarer@yahoo.com
 From: Michael COVER & Elizabeth his wife
To: William SONGSTER
 Dated:24 April 1854
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of April in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four Between Michael
COVER and Elizabeth his wife of  Saltlick Township Fayette County
and State of Pennsylvania of the first part and William SONGSTER
also of Saltlick Township in the County of Fayette and Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania of the second part: Witnesseth that the said parties of
the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and
three dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto them
well and truly paid by the said party of the second part at or before the
sealing and delivery of this  presents the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged have granted bargained and sold aliened enfeoffed
released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant
bargain sell alien enfeoff release convey and confirm unto the said
party of the second part his heirs and assigns All the following
described tract or parcel of land situate in Saltlick township Fayette
County in the state of Pennsylvania to wit  Beginning at a stone thence
by land of John R LORN South twenty one & a half degrees East
eighty eight perches to stones thence by land of Frederick BERG South
sixty five  degrees west seventeen perches to a stone  North nineteen
degrees west twenty one perches to stone  South North seventy eight
degrees West twenty one perches to stones  south one & a half  degrees
west thirty perches to a stone thence
by land of Michael COVER being land of which this  is part North fifty
degrees west one & a half perches to a Post  North twelve & a half
degrees  twenty eight perches to a white Walnut  North seventeen and
three fourth degrees west eighteen & even tenth perches to a Red Oak
and North eight & three fourth degrees west thirty eight perches to a
post thence North eighty one & three fourth degrees East thirty two & a
half perches to he place of beginning  Containing Seventeen acres &
one hundred & fifty five perches strict  measure  Being part of a tract
of land granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Michael 
CABLE by patent dated the 17th day of April A.D. 1816 who by deed
dated the 19th of August 1816  conveyed the same to John DULL who
by deed dated the 29th day of October A.D. 1832 conveyed the  same
to Peter DULL and being also part of a tract of land owned by Conrad
ROSHENBERGER decd  legally sold and conveyed by their Heirs and
Representatives of said deceased to John DULL by eed dated the 2nd
day of September A.D. 1826 who by deed dated 29th day of October
1832 conveyed 82 13 acres & allowance of said tract to the said Peter
DULL, and Peter PUTNAM attorney in fact of the said Peter DULL by
Deed dated 6th November A.D. 1837 conveyed the same to Michael
COVER   Now Know Ye that I Michael COVER & my wife hereby
convey the above  described seventeen and one  hundred & fifty five
perches strict measure of land unto the aforesaid William SONGSTER 
Together With all and singular the buildings improvements ways
waters water-courses rights liberties  privileges hereditaments and
appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in anywise
appertaining and the reversions and remainders rents issues and profits
thereof and all the  estate right title interest property claim and demand
whatsoever of the said parties of the first art in law equity or otherwise
howsoever of in and to the same and every part thereof  To Have  and
to Hold the same seventeen acres and one hundred and fifty five
perches strict measure  hereditaments and premises hereby granted or
mentioned and intended so to be with the  appurtenances unto the said
party of the second part his heirs and  assigns to and for the only 
proper use and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and
assigns forever  And  Michael COVER and Elizabeth his wife the said
parties of the first part grant and agree - their  executors and
administrators do by these presents covenant grant and agree to and
with the said  party of the second part his heirs and assigns that they the
said  parties of the first part their heirs all and singular the
hereditamentsand premises herein above described and granted or
mentioned  and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said
party of the second  part his heirs and assigns against them the Said
parties of the first part and their heirs and against all and every other
person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same
or any part thereof Shall and will warrant and forever defend  In
Witness  Whereof the said parties of the first part have to these
presents set their hands and seals
Dated  the day and year first above written
Sealed and delivered in the Presence of us
 Michael COVER
 Elizabeth (X)COVER Her Mark
Adam CLARK
John BROOKS
Received the day of the date of the above Indenture of the above
named William SONGSTER the sumof one hundred and three Dollars
lawful Money of the United States of America being the consideration 
Money above mentioned in full.
Witness
Michael COVER
John BROOKS
Fayette County SS
On the twenty fourth day of April Anno Domini 1854 before me came
the above named Michael COVER and Elizabeth his wife and
acknoledged the above Indenture to be their act and deed anddesired
that the Same might be recorded as such  Shethe said Elizabeth being 
of full age and by me examined separate andapart from her said
husband and the contents of  the said Indenture being first made fully
known to her declared that shedid of her own free will and accord sign
and seal and as her act and deed deliverer the Same without any
coercion or compulsion of her said husband witness my hand and Seal
the day and year aforesaid.
John BROOKS
a Justice of the Peace
Recorded and Compared August 15th A.D. 1860
Deed Document Source: Deed Book, Vol. 12. Pg. 513
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