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Mary 'Polly' Milburn Sims: Land Records

Copy courtesy of Diana & Mike Wright

Douglas County Courthouse, Ava, Missouri

Book [blank] pages 566 & 567

[original land patent dated December 20, 1881]

                                            Given under my hand at the city of

Washington the fifteenth day of August in the year of our

Lord one Thousand eight hundred and eighty eight and of

the Independence of the United States the one hundred and

thirteenth                             By the President Grover Cleveland

                                                        By M McKean Secretary

Robt. W Ross Recorder of the General Land Office

    Filed for Record May 6" 1889 at 9 oclock A. M.

                                                    J H Martin     Recorder

 

                                                The United States of America

        To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

Home Stead certificate No 4245}

Application                           6032}

                                                Whereas there has been deposited

in the General Land office of the United States a Certificate

of the Register of the Land office at Springfield Missouri

whereby it appears that pursuant to the Act of Congress approved

20th of May 1862. To Secure Homesteads to actual settlers on the

Public Domain and the acts Supplemental thereto the claim

of Polly Sims has been established and duly consumated

in conformity to Law for the West half of the South East

Quarter of the South East quarter of Section eight in

Township twenty Seven North of Range Twelve west of the

fifth Principal Meridian in Missouri containing

One Hundred and Twenty acres according to the official

[part 2]

Page 567

of the survey of the said Land returned to the General Land

office by the Surveyor General.

Now Know ye that there is therefore granted by the United

States unto the said Polly Sims the Tract of Land above described

To Have and To Hold the said tract of Land with the appurtences

there of unto the said Polly Sims and to her heirs and assigns

forever

                                        In Testimony Whereof I Chester A Arthur

President of the United States of America have caused these

letters to be made Pattent and the Seal of the General Land

office to be hereunto affixed.

                                        Given under my hand at the city of Washington

the Twentyth day of December in the year of our Lord one

Thousand eight Hundred and eighty one and of the Independ

ance of the United States the one hundred and sixth

                        By the President Chester A Arthur

                                                        By W H Crook Secretary

S W Clark Recorder of the General Land office

Filed for Record May 11th 1889 at 11 oclock AM

                                                                            J H Martin Recorder


Copy courtesy of Diana & Mike Wright

Douglas County Courthouse, Ava, Missouri

Book K, page 189

[January 21, 1883, Polly Sims sold 40 acres to George W. Swift]

        Filed for Record April 29th 1889 at 12 oclock

                                                                J H Martin         Recorder

                General Warranty Deed

Know all men by these presents that I Polly Sims of the county of Douglas

In the State of Missouri have this day for In consideration of the Sum

of fifty Dollars to the Said Polly Sims In hand paid by

George W Swift of the County of Douglas In the State of Missouri

granted bargained and Sold and by these Presents do Grant bargain

Sell unto the Said George W Swift the following described

tract or parcel of land Situate In the county of Douglas In

the State of Missouri that Is to Say the North west of the

South East of Section Eight (8) In township (27) of

Range No. 12 Containing (40) acres more or less

To have and to hold the premises hereby conveyed with all

the rights privileges and appertenance thereto belonging

or In anywise appertaining unto the Said George W Swift

his heirs and assigns forever I the Said Polly Sims hereby

covenanting to and with the Said George W Swift his heirs

to Warrant and Defend the title to the premises hereby

conveyed against the claim of very person

whatsoever claiming by through or under him

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed

my seal this January 21st 1883

                                        Signed Polly Sims Seal

        Witness V[or N] A. Barham

                       John S. Woods

 

                                State of Missouri}

                                County of Douglas} ss

                                                                            Be It Remembered that

Polly Sims who are personally known to the undersigned (a) justice of

the Peace of the County of Douglas In the State of Missouri to be the person

whose name are Subscribed to the foregoing deed as a party thereto this

day appeared before me and acknowledged that She executed and Delivered

the Same as her voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein

contained and the Said Polly Sims being by me made acquainted

with the contents of Said deed acknowledged that She executed the Same

freely and without any compulsion or undue Influence on the part of any

person Whatever

                                Given under my hand this 8 day of May 1883

                                                                    James T Barham Justice of the Peace

State of Missouri}

County of Douglas} ss

                                        this to certify that the within Instrument of writing

was on the 5" day of Nov 1883 Duly filed in this office and is duly Recorded

in Book F at Page 416 & 417

In Testimony whereof I S G Haws have hereunto Set my hand and

affixed the Seal this Nov 5" 1883

                            S G Haws Recorde By O[?] H Gentry D G

Filed this 5 day of Nov 1883 at 11 oclock AM

                                                    S G Haws Circuit Clerk

Filed for ReRecording the 29th day of April 1889 at 12 Oclock

                                                                                    J H Martin     Recorder


Copy courtesy of Diana & Mike Wright

Douglas County Courthouse, Ava, Missouri

Book K, page 189

[Polly Sims' homestead filed for record in Douglas County April 29, 1889]

Final Received Receipt No 4245                                 Application No 6032

                                                        Homestead

Received office Springfield Mo April 16th 1889[?]

Received of Polly Sims Douglas County Mo the Sum of Three Dollars

Cents being the balance of payment required by law for the entry of

W12[?] SE1/4 & SE1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 8 in Township 27 N of Range

12 W containing 120 acres under Section 2291 of the Revised Statutes

of the United States                         Duplicate

                        Authorized by "C" April 11, 1887

$3.00                                 James Dumars[?] or Dumaro     Receiver

Filed for Record the 29th day of April 1889 at 12 o'clock

                                                            J. H. Martin         Recorder

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