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John Stites - property dealings

Deed - Fairfield County Courthouse, Ohio

Vol. E  pg 221

Deed Records :- 

Doctor John Stites (as sold by Collector of taxes)
Robert Miller 

This Indenture made this twenty eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six between Samuel Kratzer Collector of taxes in the County of Fairfield for the year eighteen hundred and five on the one part and Robert Miller of the County of Fayette State of Kentucky on the other part 

Witnesseth that the said Samuel Kratzer for and in consideration of the sum of tax penalty and interest to him in hand paid by the said Robert Miller assignee for the after described tract of land sold by the said Samuel Kratzer to Elnathan Scafield assignee of the said Robert Miller on the first Monday of April Anno Domini 1806 for the arreages of tax due from Doctor John Stites to the State aforesaid for the year eighteen hundred and five for lands belonging to the said Doctor John Stites lying in Fairfield County aforesaid agreeable to the Statute Law of this State entitled “An Act levying a State Tax for the year 1802, and for other purposes” and the Acts amenditary thereof the receipt of which the said Samuel Kratzer doth hereby acknowledge and forever acquit and discharge the said Robert Miller assignee his heirs executors and administrators hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Robert Miller assignee his heirs and assigns forever one thousand three hundred and eighty eight acres of land bounded and described as follows viz :
situate in the County of Fairfield aforesaid lying in the third section of the fifth township and fifteenth range
of the lands set apart by the United States for satisfying warrants granted for military services surveyed and located in pursuance of the Acts of Congress in that case made and provided 

Together with all improvements profits and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises belonging or ion any wise appertaining and the reversions and remainders and profits thereof and all the estate right title interest property claim and demand of the said Doctor John Stites of in and to the same To have and to hold the lands conveyed with all and singular the premises and every part and parcel thereof with every the appurtenances unto the said Robert Miller assignee his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Robert Miller assignee his heirs and assigns forever 

I testimony whereof the said Samuel Kratzer Collector as aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and seal at Lancaster in the County aforesaid the day and date first above written
Samuel Kratzer Collector of State Tax for Fairfield County (seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us  John Duncan, Hugh Boyle

State of Ohio Fairfield County ss.
Personally appeared came before me Elnathan Scafield one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid Samuel Kratzer and acknowledged that he signed the within written deed as his voluntary act and deed for the use and purpose therein mentioned.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of April AD 1806
Elnathan Scafield Justice of the Peace (seal)

Rec. and Recorded April 28, 1806.

N.B. :- This deed is indexed under Stiles in the Fairfield County, Ohio deed indexes, and the deed book E-221 records his name as John Stiles in the deed. However the land in question is identical to the military grant to John STITES (GLO records OH2100_.233 – Range 15, Township 5, Quarter 3). As so often happens, his name was mis-transcribed as Stiles by the clerk. As such I have corrected the name in this transcription to prevent the error being perpetuated.  

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