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An American Family History

Land Transfers to Charles, Jonathan, and David Fox

 

in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Washington County, Pennsylvania, was created from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties in 1781. Originally it was a part of Virginia. Washington County split into Allegheny, Greene and Beaver Counties.

Heirs of Absalom Fox to Charles Fox,
February 13, 1797.
Quit claim Ten Mile Creek, part of land called "Prospect Hill"....by land of David Sutton, land of David Fox, Tobias Friend
....land surveyed in pursuance of warrant to Absalom Fox 17 November, 1787, patent issued 17 January 1792.
Patent Book 18, page 329. 130 acres.
Witnesses: Isaac Leet, Mary Sutton, Isaac Leet, Jr.

A land patent is an exclusive land grant made by the government. The certificate that grants the land rights is also called first-title deed and final certificate. In the United States, all land can be traced back to the original land patent.

 
The heirs of the estate of Absalom Fox to Jonathan Fox.
February 13, 1797
Between Christian Fox, widow of Absalom Fox, deceased, David Fox and Sarah, his wife, Charles Fox and Mary, his wife, Bonham Fox and Temperance, his wife, Sampson Sargant and Ivy, his wife, David Sutton and Anchor, his wife, Mary Fox and Rebekah Fox, all of the county of Washington of the one part and Jonathan Fox of the same place of the other part...Said Christian Fox, widow et al quit claim to land on Ten Mile Creek, beginning at an elm tree, thence by land of David Sutton...thence by land of Philip Lewellyn (Luallen), .....thence by and of Charles Fox, 98 ¾ acres, being part of tract called Fox Hill, which was surveyed in pursuance of warrant granted Absalom Fox dated 26 January, 1788.
     
  The heirs of the estate of Absalom Fox to David Fox
February 13, 1797
Christian Fox, Charles and Mary Fox, Bonham and Temperance Fox, Sampson Sargant and Ivy, his wife, David Sutton and Anker, Mary Fox, Jonathan Fox, and Rebekah Fox. On Ten Mile Creek.....by land of Philip Friend, by land of James Graham, by land of Henry Shidler, Henry Hask, Tobias Friend, by land of David Fox, 228 acres and 71 perches and allowance of 6% for roads, which land was surveyed in pursuance of warrant granted Absalom Fox November 17, 1787. Patent issued from land office of Pennsylvania dated January 17, 1792. Enrolled in patent book No. 18, page 329.
Christian X Fox
Ivy X Sargant
Witnesses: Isaac Leet, Mary Sutton, Isaac Leet, Jr.

The rod or perch or pole is a surveyor's tool equal to 5 1⁄2 yards.

 

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