DeVan Family History and Genealogy

Excerpts From Talcott's Property Deeds

Deed Number One

This is part of a deed, executed 7 May 1807, and recorded in 1816, that shows that Talcott purchased property from Daniel Harris and his wife Suzannah, of Madison, Madison County, New York for the amount of "...two hundred and forty dollars lawful money of the United States..."

This deed shows Talcott's address as Augusta, Oneida County, New York, so it's safe to assume that this is the approximate date that he moved his family to Madison.

This part of the same deed shows the physical dimensions of the property. This deed clearly states that the property is twenty acres.

This part of the deed shows that Daniel Harris executed the deed before Judge Blackstone on 27 February 1815. It's interesting to note that it states that Suzannah "...executed this deed as her free and voluntary act without any fear or compulsion from her said husband..." The deed was recorded over a year later on 16 march 1816.

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Click here to see excerpts from deed number two, or click the "Read about John Davern..." link in the left window to return to the John and Talcott page.

Copies of these deeds were provided by Steve Devan.