Sunday, September 9, 2012

January 1838--Transfer of land from Erasmus D. Walrod to Stephen Sherwood

Union Grove      January _____1838

For and in Consideration of the Sum of two hundred and Twenty Five dollars to me in hand  paid by ____ and other property to be paid according to a greement I do  here by Quit Claim and transfer over all of my Right title interest property claim and Demand __  __  unto a Certain Piece of Prairie land on the west side of the Sycamore Creek and adjoining the said creek on the East and of said prairie in the Barns Grove in Orring Precinct De Kalb, Co Ill Bounded South by Stephen Sherwood Claim and west or to the prairie and North by David P Halbradths Prairie the line Between these premises and D. P. Halbradth's is to run Due west to certain stakes Street suppose to be 2 miles on to   ___Prairie all of which I Do here by trans fer and assign over unto the Said Stephen Sherwood his heirs and assignees for ever in witness where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal the day and year First above written in the presence of    Erasmus D. Walrod
_____ Love

More information on this case is available in a previous entry (Receipt from Phineas Stevens to Stephen Sherwood)

Possibly this land sale from Erasmus D. Walrod and Stephen Sherwood was involved in the first suit on record in DeKalb County.  It was interesting to tie the note I had together with the following information:  

"The first suit on record (in DeKalb County) was that of Erasmus D. Walrod vs. Stephen Sherwood.  This was a case of appeal from a justice's court the plaintiff having obtained a judgment for the same of $100.  The judgment of the lower court was sustained."
    DeKalb County, "Judicial", Page 776.

Click here for another reference to this case.


  1. I'm so glad you not only found these documents and posted them, but you can read them. That's half my battle. Not being able to read the old script. What a great find!

    1. Thanks. There are still some words I can't read, but I posted them anyway.