Deed Between
Josiah and Elizabeth Watkins, Grantors
and
Robert A. Pierson, Grantee
Caroline County, Maryland
September 1, 1864


Caroline County to wit: Be it remembered that on the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and sixty four came Robert A. Pierson of the city of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania and brought a Deed of bargain and sale with one endorsement thereon and prayed to have the same enrolled among the records of Caroline County and on the same day and  year aforesaid the same Deed and endorsement were enrolled among the records of Caroline County and on the same day and year aforesaid the same Deed and endorsement were enrolled as follows to wit:

This Deed made this first day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and sixty four by Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Watkins his wife of Caroline County and State of Maryland Witnesseth that the said Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Watkins his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to them in hand well and truly paid by Robert A. Pierson of the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained sold and conveyed unto the said Robert A. Pierson his heirs and assigns.  All that certain tract or parcel of land situate in the fourth election district of Caroline County and State aforesaid adjoining lands with the heirs of Peter Wright deceased, John Twiford and others and containing twelve and one half acres more or less, it being the same land the said Josiah Watkins purchased of John B. Smith and Margaret Chisum his sister, the Deed bearing date the seventh day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, duly recorded among the land records of Caroline County reference being thereto had will more fully and at large appear.  And the said Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Watkins his wife covenant that they will warrant generally lands herein described.  In witness whereof the said Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Watkins his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and date first above written.
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Witness:  John F. Sullivan                             Signed:  Josiah   x   Watkins  {seal}
               H. P. Chamber                                                     mark
                                                                                 Elizabeth  J. Watkins {seal}

State of Maryland, Caroline County.  On this first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four before me the subscriler [sic] a justice of the peace in and for the county aforesaid personally appeared the within named Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth J. Watkins and acknowledged the within or foregoing deed to be their act and deed.

John F. Sullivan, J. P.                                                              Josiah Jump, Clerk


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