Nov 8th 1839 (David) Karns to (Henry) Zopf
This Deed made this seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine witneses that David Karns of the county of Adams and the State of Illinois party of the first part in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars lawful money of the United States to him paid by Henry Zoph of the county of Adams and State of Illinois party of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged has aliened released remised and forever quit claim and by this Deed does alien release remise and forever quit claim to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever to his only proper use and behoof a certain tract of land known and described as followeth — a certain tract of land situate lying and being in the County of Adams State of Illinois to with it being the South half of the South East quarter of the South East quarter of section (No 14) fourteen in the towhship No 2 south of the baseline of Range (No 8) eight West of the fourth principal meridian containing twenty acres more or less. To have and to hold the said premises with all the app–tenances thereto belonging to the party of the second part his heirs and afsigns forever. The said party of the first part covenants with the party of the second part his heirs and afsigns that he will forever warrant and defiend the said premises to the said party of the second part for the consideration above named against the clains of any other person or persons claiming by through or under him the said party of the first part by against the clains of no other person or persons whatever in testimony of which the said grantor has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered
David Karns – Seal
in presence of —– —— State of Illinois County of Adams —.
This day Seventh of November One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine David Karns of this county personally known to me to ne the identical person who executed and whose name is subscribed to the foregoing deed of conveyance as having executed the same came before me and acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed given under my hand and seal date as before mentioned.
Charles Mauckie J.P. say Justice of the Peace in and for the county of Adams – Seal