Selected Deed book extractions, submitted by Janece Carter Streig streig3@aol.com
Book A. Page 17
Book A. Page 17-18
Book A Pages 48-49
Book A; Page 139
Book A, Page 310
Book A, Page 375
Book A, Page 376
Book A-1; Page 13
Book A-1; Page 14
Book I Page 571
Book F Page 330
Book C, Page 318
Book 45 Page 104
Book 45 Page 107

Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A. Page 17

Agricultural College Act of July 2, 1862.

R & R No. 395, Concordia, Kansas,
Register's Office, May 28th 1872.

Scrip No. 125 of State of Mississippi, in the name of _____ has this day been located by Perry McCRACKEN, upon the South West, Subject to any pre-emption claim that may be filed for Said land within forty days from this date.

Contents of tract,
160 acres.

Amos CUTTER,
Register

[Across the above was written Pre-emption Act of 1841.]

For Value Received, Perry McCRACKEN to whom the within Certificate of Location was issued to hereby Sell and assign to J. P. RATHBUN and to his heirs and assigns Forever, the Said Certificate of Location and the Scrip and Land therein described and authorization to receive the patent therefore.

Witness my hand and Seal, this 28th day of May 1872.

Perry McCRACKEN

State of Kansas
County of Cloud

On this 28th day of May 1872, before me, personally came Perry McCRACKEN to me well known and acknowledged the foregoing assignment to be his act and deed and I certify that the Said Perry McCRACKEN is the identical person to whom the Within named Scrip was issued.

J. S. BOWEN
Register [Seal]


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A; Page 139

Deed from Sarah H. and Perry McCRACKEN to Saxon A. WELSTEAD

This Indenture Made this 7th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seventy three between Sarah H. McCRACKEN & Perry McCRACKEN of Aurora County of Jewell and State of Kansas of the first part and Saxon A. WELSTEAD of Jewell City Kansas of the second part Witnesseth That the party of the first part in consideration of the sum of Thirty Six Dollars to them duly paid have bargained and sold and by these presents do grant and convey to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated in Jewell County and State of Kansas and described as follows: to wit:

Lot No. 5 of the N. E. _ of Sec. 36 T. 4 R. S. West Jewell County Kansas Containing three acres With the appurtenances and all the estate title and interest of the said parties of the first part therein. And the said Sarah H. McCRACKEN & Perry McCRACKEN do hereby covenant and agree, that at the delivery hereof they are the lawful owners of the premises above granted and seized of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance therein in fee simple and that the same are free and clear of all incumbrances and that they will Warrant And Defend the same in the quiet and peaceable possession of said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.

In Witness Whereof The said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written

Sarah H. McCRACKEN
Perry McCRACKEN

Sealed and Delivered in presence of

W. W. McCRACKEN

State of Kansas County of Jewell, s.s.

On this 7th day of Oct. A.D. 1873 before me a Notary Public in and for the said County personally came Sarah H. McCRACKEN to me personally known to be the same person whose name is affixed to the foregoing conveyance, as grantor and she duly acknowledged the same.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Official seal on the day and year last above written

M. F, KNAPPENBERGER
Notary Public

State of Kansas, Co of Jewell, s.s.

On this 7th day of October 1873 before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally came Perry McCRACKEN to me personally known to be the same person whose name is affixed to the foregoing conveyance as grantor and he duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my name on the day and year last above written

Ethen GARD
Justice of the Peace


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A, Page 310

Deed from the State of Kansas to W. W. McCRACKEN

The State of Kansas

To all to Whom these Presents shall Come Greeting Whereas W. W. McCRACKEN of Jewell County State of Kansas purchased from the County Treasurer of Jewell County according to the provisions of the act of the Legislature Of The State of Kansas approved February 22nd 1864, entitled an act to provide for the sale of School Lands, Lot No. Five (5) of Section No. Thirty-Six (36) of Township No. Four (4) of Range No. Eight (8) for the sum of Sixty Seven and 50/100 Dollars ($67 50/100) containing three (3) acres, which said tract has been purchased by the said W. W. McCRACKEN and he has paid therefor the full amount of the purchase money and interest as appears from the certificate of the County Clerk of Jewell County.

Now know ye That the State of Kansas in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the said act of the Legislature Of the State of Kansas in such case made and provided Have Given and Granted and by these presents Do Give and Grant unto the said W. W. McCRACKEN and to his heirs, the said tract above described: To Have and to Hold the same together with all the rights privileges immunities and appurtenances of Whatever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said W. W. McCRACKEN and to his heirs and assigns forever

In Testimony Whereof I Thomas A. OSBORN Governor of the State of Kansas have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed Given under my hand at the City of Topeka the ninth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and seventy three and of the Independence of the United States the and of the Thirteenth year of the State

By the Governor
Thomas A. OSBORN

W. H. SMALLWOOD
Secretary of State

Recorded Vol 3, Page 179


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A. Page 17-18

Agricultural College Act of July 2, 1862.

R & R No. 417, Concordia, Kansas,
Register's Office, June 13th 1872.

Scrip No. 302 of State of Virginia, in the name of _____ has this day been located by W. W. McCRACKEN, upon the South East Quarter of Section 28, in Township Five 5 South of Range Seven 7 West. Subject to any pre-emption claim which may be filed for Said land within forty days from this date.

Contents of tract,
160 acres.

Amos CUTTER,
Register

[Across the above was written Pre-emption Act of 1841.]

For Value Received, I, W. W. McCRACKEN to whom the Within Certificate of Location was issued, to hereby Sell and assign unto J. P. RATHBUN and to his heirs and assigns forever, the Said Certificate of Location and the Scrip and Land therein described and authorize him to receive the patent therefor.

Witness my hand and Seal, this 14th day of June 1872.

W. W. McCRACKEN

Attest Wm. E. REID.

State of Kansas
County of Cloud

On this 14th day of June 1872, before me, personally came W. W. McCRACKEN to me well known and acknowledged the foregoing assignment to be his act and deed and I certify that the Said W. W. McCRACKEN is the identical person to whom the Within named Scrip was issued.

Wm E. REID.
Clerk District Court.


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A Pages 48-49

This Indenture, made this Twenty-first day of March A.D. 1872, between W. W. McCRACKEN, of Buffalo Township, County of Jewell, and State of Kansas, of the first part, and Sarah H. McCRACKEN, of the Same place, of the Second part, witnesseth, that the party of the first part, in consideration of the Sum of Forty Eight Dollars to him duly paid, has bargained and Sold, and by these presents do grant and convey to the Said party of the Second part, her heirs and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land, Situated in Jewell County, State of Kansas, and described as follows, to Wit:

Lot No. (5) Five, of the North East (1/4) one fourth, of Section No. (36) Thirty Six in Township No. (4) Four South, of Range No. (8) Eight-West of the (6th) Sixth Principal Meredian, Containing (3) Three acres.

With all the appurtenances, and all the Estate Title of the Said party of the first part, therein, and the Said W. W. McCRACKEN does hereby covenant and agree that the delivery thereof he is the lawful owner of the premises above granted, and seized of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance therein, in fee Simple, and that the Same are free and clear of all encumbrances and that he will warrant and defend the Same in the quiet and peaceable possession of the Said party of the Second part, her heirs and assigns forever against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.

In Witness whereof the Said party of the first part has hereunto Set his hand and Seal the day and year above written

W. W. McCRACKEN.

In presence of

M. W. PRIVETT. x his mark
W. M. RUNYAN.

State of Kansas, Jewell County S.S.
On this 21st day of March A.D. 1872 before me County Clerk in and for Jewell County Kansas, personally came W. W. McCRACKEN, to me personally known to be the Same person whose name or affixed to the foregoing conveyance as grantor and he duly acknowledged the execution of the Same.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed the official on the day and dait last above mentioned.

W. M. ALLEN,
County Clerk: [Seal]


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A, Page 376

Deed from Perry, Sarah H. & W. W. McCRACKEN to Margaret McCRACKEN

This Indenture, Made this 11th day of June A.D. 1875 between Perry McCRACKEN and Sarah A. McCRACKEN his wife and W. W. McCRACKEN of the first part and Margaret A. McCRACKEN of the second part.

Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred Dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged does by these presents remise release and Quit Claim unto the said party of the second part and to her heirs and assigns forever all their right title interest claim and demand in and to the following described piece or parcel of land lying and Situate in the County of Jewell and State of Kansas to Wit:

The South West quarter and the South East quarter of Section No. (28) Twenty Eight in Township No. (5) Five South of Range No (7) Seven west of the (6th) sixth principal meridian, together with all and singular the heriditaments and appurtenances Thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining: To Have and to Hold the said premises above described to the said party of the second part and to her heirs and assigns forever and to the sole and proper use benefits and behoof of the said party of the second her heirs and assigns forever.

In Witness Whereof the said parties of the first have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written

Perry McCRACKEN [Seal]
Sarah H. McCRACKEN [Seal]
W. W. McCRACKEN [Seal]

State of Kansas
Jewell County, ss.

Be it remembered that on this 11th day of June A.D. 1875 befor eme the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid came Perry McCRACKEN and Sarah H. McCRACKEN Wife of Perry McCRACKEN and W. W. McCRACKEN who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the within instrument of writing and such persons have duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal The day and year last above written.

J. B. ALLEN
Justice Peace


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A, Page 375

Deed from John P. and Ellen M. RATHBUN to Perry and W. W. McCRACKEN

This Indenture, Made this 31 day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy four between John P. RATHBUN and Ellen M. RATHBUN wife of John P. RATHBUN of Corrinth County of Osborne and State of Kansas of the first part and Perry McCRACKEN and W. W. McCRACKEN of Jewell County of the second part.

Witnesseth, That the part of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred & Forty six and 69/100 Dollars to him duly paid has bargained and sold and by these presents do grant and convey to the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land, situated in Jewell County and State of Kansas, and described as follows to Wit:

The South West quarter of Section number (28) Twenty Eight and the South East quarter of Section number (28) Twenty Eight in township no (5) Five South of Range No. (7) seven west of (6th) Sixth Principal Meridian, containing (320) Three Hundred and twenty acres more or less

With the appurtenances, and all the estate, title and interest, of the said party of the first part therein, And the said John P. RATHBUN and Ellen M. RATHBUN do hereby covenant and agree that at the delivery hereof are the lawful owners of the premises above granted and seized of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance therein in fee simple and that the same are free and clear of all incumbrances and that we will Warrant And Defend the same in the quiet and peaceable possession of said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns forever: against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever.

In Witness Whereof The said part of the first has hereunto set their hand and Seal the day and year above Written.

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of:
Volney M. NOBLE
Sarah E. NOBLE

J. P. RATHBUN [Seal]
Ellen M. RATHBUN [Seal]

State of Ohio
County of Trumbull, ss.

On this thirty first day of August A.D. 1874 before me a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, personally came John P. RATHBUN and Ellen M. RATHBUN (Wife of John P. RATHBUN) to me personally known to be the same persons whose names are affixed to the foregoing conveyance as grantors and did duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written

John REEVES
Justice of the Peace

State of Ohio
Trumbell County, ss.

I M. C. HEART Clerk of the court of common please within and for said county, hereby certify that John REEVES Esq. by and Before whom the annexed and foregoing deed was acknowledged was at the time of the taking the same; an acting Justice of the Peace of said county duly authorized by law to take such acknowledgements that full faith and credit are due to all his official acts as such and that the foregoing signature purporting to be his is true and genuine and that the annexed instrument is executed according to the laws of the State of Ohio.

In Witness whereas I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said court at the Court House in Warren in said County this 1st day of September A.D. 1873

M. E. HART, CLERK
[L. S.]


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A-1; Page 13

This Deed, Made this 28th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Seventy two between Perry McCRACKEN and Sarah H. McCRACKEN, his wife, of the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas party of the first part, and J. P. RATHBUN of the County of Osborne in the State of Kansas, party of the second part:

Witnesseth:, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents Grant, Bargain, Sell, Remise, Release, Alien, Convey and Confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the following described tract, piece and parcel of land lying and situate in the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas to wit:

The South West Quarter of Section Twenty-eight, (No. 28) in Township No. Five (5) South of Range No. Seven (7) West, Containing One Hundred and Sixty acres, more or less.

Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining; To Have and to Hold said premises with the appurtenances unto the said J. P. RATHBUN, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Perry McCRACKEN and Sarah H. McCRACKEN, for themselves and their heirs, doth hereby covenant with the said J. P. RATHBUN and his heirs and assigns forever, that they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid, that said premises are free and clear from all incumbrances whatever, and that they will forever warrant and defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said J. P. RATHBUN his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whomsoever.

In Testimony Thereof, The said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Executed and delivered in presence of

John S. COLLINS
Ethan GARD

Perry McCRACKEN (Seal)
Sarah W. McCRACKEN (Seal)

The State of Kansas,
County of Jewell, ss.

Be it Remembered, That on this 29th day of May A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Two before Ethan GARD, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, came Perry McCRACKEN and Sarah H. McCRACKEN who are personally known to be the same person who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and they duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal, the day and year last above written.

Ethan GARD
Justice of the Peace


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book A-1; Page 14

This Deed, Made this 14th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and Seventy two between W. W. McCRACKEN of the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas party of the first part, and J. P. RATHBUN of the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas, party of the second part:

Witnesseth:, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, to him in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents Grant, Bargain, Sell, Remise, Release, Alien, Convey and Confirm unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the following described tract, piece and parcel of land lying and situate in the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas to wit:

The South East Quarter of Section Twenty-eight, (No. 28) in Township No. Five (5) South of Range No. Seven (7) West, containing One Hundred and Sixty acres, according to Government Survey.

Together with all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining; To Have and to Hold said premises with the appurtenances unto the said J. P. RATHBUN, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said W. W. McCRACKEN, for himself and his heirs, doth hereby covenant with the said J. P. RATHBUN and his heirs and assigns forever, that he is lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid, that said premises are free and clear from all incumbrances whatever, and that he will forever warrant and defend the same with the appurtenances unto the said J. P. RATHBUN his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whomsoever.

In Testimony Thereof, The said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Executed and delivered in presence of

Wm. E. REID.
W. G. REID

W. W. McCRACKEN (Seal)

The State of Kansas,
County of Cloud, ss.

Be it Remembered, That on this 14th day of June A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Two before me a Clerk of the District Court in and for the County and State aforesaid, came W. W. McCRACKEN who is personally known to be the same person who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and he duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal, the day and year last above written.

Wm. E. REID,
Clerk District Court (Seal)


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book I Page 571

Final Receivers Receipt No. 10763 Application No. 15836
Homestead

Receivers Office Concordia Kansas March 7 1882
Received of Sarah E. McCRACKEN the Sum of Four Dollars -- cents being the balance of payment required by law for the entry of the South west quarter of Section 32 in Township 5 South of Range 7 West containing 160 acres, under Section 2291 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

$4

E. J. JENKINS, Receiver


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book F Page 330

Final Receivers Receipt No. 9072 Application No. 11803
Homestead

Receivers Office Concordia Kans October 27 1879
Received of Margaret A. McCRACKEN the Sum of Four dollars -- cents being the balance of payment required by law for the entry of NE 1/4 of Section 28 in Township 5 S of Range 7 west containing 160 acres, under Section 2291 of the Revised Statutes of the United States

$4

E. J. JENKINS Receiver

Jewell County, Kansas, County Records

Deed from Hamilton J. and Alice H. BUFFINGTON to Charles E. Don CARLOS

Book C, Page 318

This Indenture made this 22 day of Jany AD 1879 between Hamilton J. BUFFINGTON and Alice H. BUFFINGTON Husband and wife of Jewell County in the State of Kansas of the first part and Charles E. Don CARLOS of Philips County in the State of Kansas of the Second part: Witnesseth that the Said parties of the first part in consideration of the Sum of Five Hundred and 00/100 Dollars the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged do by these presents grant bargain Sell and convey unto Said party of the Second part his heirs and assigns all the following described Real Estate Situated in the County of Jewell and State of Kansas to wit The South East Quarter of Section Thirty Two (32) Township Five (5) South Range Nine (9) west containing One Hundred and Sixty acres more or less according to the United States Survey. To Have and to Hold the Same together with all and Singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining forever: and Said Hamilton J. BUFFINGTON and Alice H. BUFFINGTON for themselves and their heirs, executors, or administrators do hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the Said part that at the delivery of these presents that they are Lawfully Seized in their own right of an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee Simple, of an in all and Singular the above granted and described premises with the appurtenances: that the Same are free, clear, discharged and unencumbered of and from all other grants, titles, charges, estates, Judgments taxes, assessments and incumbrances of what nature or kind Soever: and that they will warrant and Forever Defend the Same unto Said party of the Second part his heirs and assigns against Said parties of the first part their Heirs and all and every person or persons whomsoever Lawfully claiming or to claim the Same. In Witness whereof, the Said parties of the first part have hereunto Set their hands the day and year first above written.

Hamilton BUFFINGTON
Alice H. BUFFINGTON

Witness:
John A. SEGER

State of Kansas, Mitchell County, ss. Be it remembered that on this 22 day of Jany AD 1879 Before me the undersigned a Notary Public in and for the county and State aforesaid came Hamilton BUFFINGTON and Alice H. BUFFINGTON who are personally Known to me to be the Same person who executed the written instrument of writing and such persons have acknowledged the execution of the Same

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand affixed my Notarial Seal the day and year last above written.

John A. SEGAR Notary Public [Seal]


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book 45 Page 104

Deed between Perry McCRACKEN Sr. and J. B. McCRACKEN

This Indenture, Made this 24th day of November, A.D. 1899, between Perry McCRACKEN, Sr. unmarried man of Jewell county, in the State of Kansas, of the first part, and J. B. McCRACKEN of Jewell county, in the State of Kansas, of the second part,

WITNESSETH, That said party of the first part, in consideration of Love and affection and a contract of even date herewith and the sum of One and Dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does by these presents grant, bargain, sell and convey unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all the following described real estate, situated in the county of Jewell and State of Kansas, to wit:

Subject to and strictly limited and restricted the reservations hereinafter stated

The North Half of the North West quarter of Section Twenty Eight (28) in Township five (5) South of Range Seven (7) west being Eighty acres more or less; the said grantor however hereby expressly reserving to himself from this grant a life interest and estate in and to the above described real property and the possession use control rents issues and profits thereof for and during the full term and period of his actual life

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD THE SAME. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, forever; and said Perry McCRACKEN Sr. for himself, heirs, executors or administrators, does hereby promise and agree, to and with said party of the second part, that at the delivery of these presents he is lawfully seized, in his own right, of an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of and in all and singular the above granted and described premises, with the appurtenances; that the same are free, clear, discharged and unencumbered of and from all former and other grants, titles, charges, estates, judgments, taxes, assessments and incumbrances, of what nature or kind soever; and that he will warrant and forever defend the same unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against said party of the first part, heirs, and all and every person or persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same, subject to the above reservations and restrictions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said par of the first part ha hereunto set hand, the day and year first above written.

Perry McCRACKEN

State of Kansas, Mitchell County, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 24th day of November, A.D. 1899, before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the county and State aforesaid, came Perry McCRACKEN Sr an unmarried man who is personally known to me to be the same person who executed the within instrument of writing, and such person duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Notarial seal, the day and year last above written.

D. A. McKECHINE, Notary Public.
(Term expires March 11th, 1902.)
(Seal)
Filed for record on the seventh day of December, 1899, at Eight o'clock A.M.

Samuel DUNSTAN, Register of Deeds.
J. D. LYNN, Dep.


Jewell County, Kansas
County Recorder
Book 45 Page 107

Deed between Perry McCRACKEN Sr. and Perry McCRACKEN Jr.

This Indenture, Made this 24th day of November, A.D. 1899, between Perry McCRACKEN, Sr. unmarried man of Jewell county, in the State of Kansas, of the first part, and Perry McCRACKEN Jr. of Jewell county, in the State of Kansas, of the second part,

WITNESSETH, That said party of the first part, in consideration of Love and affection and a contract of even date herewith and the sum of One and Dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does by these presents grant, bargain, sell and convey unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all the following described real estate, situated in the county of Jewell and State of Kansas, to wit:

Subject to and strictly limited and restricted the reservations hereinafter stated

The South Half of the North West quarter of Section Twenty Eight (28) in Township five (5) South of Range Seven (7) west being Eighty acres more or less; the said grantor however hereby expressly reserving to himself from this grant a life interest and estate in and to the above described real property and the possession use control rents issues and profits thereof for and during the full term and period of his actual life

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD THE SAME. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, forever; and said Perry McCRACKEN Sr. for himself, heirs, executors or administrators, does hereby promise and agree, to and with said party of the second part, that at the delivery of these presents he is lawfully seized, in his own right, of an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance, in fee simple, of and in all and singular the above granted and described premises, with the appurtenances; that the same are free, clear, discharged and unencumbered of and from all former and other grants, titles, charges, estates, judgments, taxes, assessments and incumbrances, of what nature or kind soever; and that he will warrant and forever defend the same unto said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against said party of the first part, heirs, and all and every person or persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same, subject to the above reservations and restrictions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said par of the first part ha hereunto set hand, the day and year first above written.

Perry McCRACKEN

State of Kansas, Mitchell County, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 24th day of November, A.D. 1899, before me the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the county and State aforesaid, came Perry McCRACKEN Sr an unmarried man who is personally known to me to be the same person who executed the within instrument of writing, and such person duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Notarial seal, the day and year last above written.

D. A. McKECHINE, Notary Public.
(Term expires March 11th, 1902.)
(Seal)
Filed for record on the Eighth day of December, 1899, at one o'clock P.M.

Samuel DUNSTAN, Register of Deeds.
J. D. LYNN, Dep.



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