Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nancy Pitt Benton And Her Dower Land

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975, Livingston Deeds 1819-1828 vol 4-5, as viewed at FamilySearch:
Livingston County, New York
8 December 1825
Jerry and Almira Woodruff, Of Livonia, Livingston Co., NY
Thomas Blackmer, Of Richmond, Ontario Co., NY

...piece of land in Livonia...Lot Number 36 in Number 9 in the 6th Range of townships which David Benton, late of Livonia, aforesaid, died, seized and possessed which was allotted to Mary Benton as one of the heirs of the said David, Commissioners appointed by ...county of make partition of the said farm...

1 May 1818...part of Lot 31....assigned by the Commissioners to Phoebe W. Benton, as one of the heirs of David Benton...

First Frame Home Built In Livonia, N.Y.

Allotted by the Commissioners to Chauncey Barnard and Nancy, his wife, and for the dower of the said Nancy (she being the widow of the said David Benton)..

...set off to Gideon Benton...

...from the late residence of Samuel Pitts, deceased....

The Woodruffs really are part of this deed (see the signatures):

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