Tuesday, April 19, 2011

All In The Family? A Deed Between Roark And Evans

Originally posted at "Detour Through History" on 05 November 2007:

In a deed housed at the West Virginia Archives dated 7 October 1839, Michael, John and William Roark, heirs of William Roark*, Revolutionary War veteran, sold property to David Evans of Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky. John Roark and William Roark (Jr.) were both residents of Muhlenberg County; Michael Roark was living in Gallatin County, Illinois. Was David Evans related to Michael Roark's wife, Nancy (Evans) Roark, who was married to Michael in Muhlenberg Co.?  Was Nancy's father named David Evans?
*Was still alive in 1839
Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Deeds
Made: 7 October 1839 
Recorded: 23 March 1840

This Indenture made and entered into this 7th day of October in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-Nine between John Roark and William Roark of Mulinburgh (sic) county State of Kentucky, and Michael Roark of Gallatin county, State of Illinois heirs-at-law of William Roark of the first part, and David Evans of Mulenburg (sic) county State of Kentucky of the second part; Witnesseth - that for & for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to them the parties of the first part in hand paid by the said party of the second the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained, granted, sold and conveyed, and [truncated]

[Still need to transcribe part of deed above]

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