This INDENTURE made the 2nd day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy. Between John Goss of Woodard township, Clearfield County and State of Pennsylvania of the first part and William Goss, son of said John Goss of the same place of the other part. Witnesses that the said John Goss found in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto him well and truly paid by the said William Goss at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, and confirm unto the said William Goss, his heirs and assignees. All those three certain pieces of land situate in Decatur Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania described as follows:
The first piece commencing at a dogwood (gone) by a large rock oak being a corner of the land heretofore conveyed by said John Goss to William L. Drane, thence North 2 and ¾ degrees, East one hundred and forty perches on the line of said Drane’s purchase to a rock, on same line thence South nine degrees and East twenty-three and ½ perches to a red oak; thence South thirty -four degrees_ twelve and 2/10 perches to a chestnut grub, thence South nine degrees West thirty perches to a red oak thence North eighty one degrees West two and 2/10 perches to a post; thence South twenty four degrees West twelve and ½ perches to a post on the line of Drane’s purchase; thence along said line north eighty seven and ½ degrees West two perches to the beginning containing about two acres and one hundred and sixty -nine perches.
The other piece beginning at a dogwood (gone) the north-east corner of the land conveyed to William L. Drane, thence along the line of said land South two and ¾ degrees west six perches to a post thence south sixty-one degrees east fifteen perches to stones, thence north seventy one degrees east thirty-six and ½ perches to stones; thence north twenty-two and one half degrees east four and 3/10 perches to a rock oak, thence north sixteen degrees west nine and a half perches to a rock oak, thence north thirty degrees west of fifteen perches to a rock oak, thence north seventy seven degrees west sixteen perches to a post, thence west eleven perches to chestnut sprout; thence south fifty four degrees east thirty three and ½ perches to stone; thence north sixty seven degrees west thirty eight and 7/10 perches to a chestnut grub; thence south sixty-eight degrees west seven and ½ perches to a small white pine; thence south forty one degrees west twenty six perches to a white pine on the line of the William L. Drane purchase; thence along said line south eighty seven and ¼ degrees east seventy five and ¼ degrees east seventy five perches to the place of BEGINNING containing about sixteen acres and one hundred and fifty one perches-------
The third piece beginning at a white pine on line of the said William L Drane purchase and western corner of the second piece above described; thence north fifty four and ¼ degrees west thirty nine and 3/10 perches to a stake; thence south fifty nine and ¼ degrees west twenty and 2/10 perches; thence south fifty two and ½ degrees west fourteen and 8/10 perches to stones on the line of the said Drane purchase, thence along said line south eighty seven degrees east sixty one and 5/10 perches to the place of BEGINNING containing four acres and twenty nine perches. The said three pieces containing together twenty five acres more or less. Being land which the said John Goss has held and occupied as hi own by himself and his tenants under him continuously for a period of more than twenty one years and the title to which by such continuous adverse possession is vested in the said John Goss----- together with all and singular the minerals, ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments , and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and al the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said John Goss. In law, equity, or otherwise, howsoever of in and to the same and every part thereof.------To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted, or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances unto the said William Goss his heirs and assigns to and for the only proper use and behalf of said William Goss, his heirs and assigns forever.-----And the said John Goss for himself his heirs, executors and administrators, do by these presents convent, grant and agree to and with the said William Goss, his heirs and assigns that he the said John Goss and his heirs all and singular the hereitaments and premises therein above described and granted, or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said William Goss his heirs and assigns, against him the said John Goss and his heirs and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part, thereof by, from, or under them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend. In witness thereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals. Dated the day and year first above written-----
Sealed and delivered in the presence of David M Black
A.J. Goss John Goss X his mark
William Goss X his mark
Received the day of the date of the within or foregoing Indenture of the within name. William Goss the consideration within mentioned in full.
On the 2nd day of September 1870 before me personally appointed the within named John Goss and in due form of law acknowledged the with or foregoing Indenture to be his act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such . Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid .
C M Cadwalder
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