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WESTMORELAND CO. PA
LAND RECORDS
 

Westmoreland Co. PA Grantor Deed Index, 1773-1856, D-G (FHL film 929,097; Placerville FHC 4/29/2008 on loan; copied to about 1850; MAD: have reformatted to put deed book & page first as well as third; location date sometimes had only a dash)
      Grantor/grantee, where recorded, date of record, location
      28-383, Duncan, Alexander al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      25-318, Duncan, Charles al to Samuel Shannon al, 25-318, 25 Aug. 1840, Frfld Tp
      43-221, Duncan, Clarissa by Gdn al to William Jayens Exr al, 43-221, 16 May 1859, release
      28-383, Duncan, David al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      11-339, Duncan, Elizabeth al to John McKee, 11-339, 29 Aug. 1815, Hmpfld Tp
      8-524, Duncan, George al to Robert Duncan, 8-524, 4 Dec. 1809 (blank)
      28-383, Duncan, George S. al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      35-338, Dunkin, Hugh to Biddy Donnelly, 35-338, 23 May 1853, Derry Tp
      4-340, Duncan, James ux to George Morma, 4-340, 26 May 1799, S Huntd Tp
      8-524, Duncan, Jane al to Robert Duncan, 4 Dec. 1809, -
      11-339, Duncan, James ux to John McKee, 11-339, 29 Aug. 1815, Hmpfld Tp
      11-401, Duncan, James ux to Jacob Felgar, 11-401, 22 Nov. 1815, S Huntd. Tp
      12-522, Duncan, James to John Town, 12-522, 22 Dec. 1817, Indiana Tp
      12-522, Duncan, James to Jno. Town, 12-522, 22 Dec. 1817, Agrt
      14-140, Duncan, James by Shff to Mathew, Jack Jr, 14-140, 26 Oct. 1820, Hmpfld Tp
      20-56, Duncan, James ux to Wm. J. Hall, 20-56, 20 Aug. 1832, Derry Tp
      24-309, Duncan, Jane al to Eunice Winings, 24-309, 11 Feb. 1839, -
      24-309, Duncan, James ux to Eunice Winings, 24-309, 11 Feb. 1839, -
      24-526, Duncan, James ux to Samuel Boyd, 24-526, 28 Jun 1839, Lylhna Tp
      24-608, Duncan, James ux to Mathew Jack, 24-608, 9 Sept. 1839, near Gbg
      26-322, Duncan, James to Thomas Lyster, 26-322, 15 Apr 1842, Chestnut Ridge
      28-383, Duncan, James Est to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      28-383, Duncan, John al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      32-314, Duncan, Jane al to Wm. Waddle, 32-314, 4 Feb. 1851, Lylhna Tp
      32-314, Duncan, James al to Wm. Waddle, 32-314, 4 Feb. 1851, Lylhna Tp
      35-10, Dunkin, James to Robert Duncan al, 35-10, 19 Nov. 1852, Derry Tp
      41-303, Duncan, James ux to Jno. F. Kirkpatrick, 41-303, 5 Jan. 1858, Lylhna Tp
      43-221, Duncan, Jane by gdn al to William Jaynes Exr al, 43-221, 16 May 1859, release
      47-317, Duncan, James Sr. est. to Joseph Simons, 47-317, 6 May 1852, Lylhna Tp (1862 deeds n/c)
      47-317, Duncan, James Sr. ux to Joseph Simons, 47-317, 6 May 1852, Lylhna Tp
      4-340, Duncan, Mary al to George Morma, 4-340, 26 May 1799, S Huntd Tp
      11-401, Duncan, Mary al to Jacob Felgar, 11-401, 22 Nov. 1815, S Huntd Tp
      42-586, Duncan, Martha to Amos Ogden, 42-586, 21 Feb. 1859, L of A
      14-302, Duncan, Robert ux to George Smith, 14-302, 14 Apr. 1821, Unity Tp
      1-151, Duncan, Samuel to George Lazier, 1-151, 20 March 1792, -
      2-550, Duncan, Samuel ux to Nicholas Chapman, 2-550, 23 Feb 1797, -
      25-318, Duncan, Sarah al to Samuel Shannon al, 25-318, 25 Aug 1840, Frfld Tp
      28-383, Duncan, Samuel al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      7-305, Duncan, Thomas al to James Scott, 7-305, 19 Mar 1805, -
      28-383, Duncan, Thomas al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      32-24, Duncan, Thomas J. to David Kincead, 32-24, 18 June 1850, -
      28-383, Duncan, William al to James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp

Westmoreland Co. PA Grantee Deed Index, 1773-1856, A-F (FHL film 929,102; Placerville FHC 4/29/2008 on loan; copied to about 1850; MAD: have reformatted to put deed book & page first as well as third; location date sometimes had only a dash)
      Grantee/grantor, where recorded, date of record, location
      25-314, Dunkin, Andrew J. from Hugh Corrigan, 25-314, 24 Aug 1840, Chestnut Ridge
      A-372, Duncan, David al from Edward Ward, A-372, 1 March 1784, -
      B-116, Duncan, David from Thos. Christy al, B-116, 30 Oct. 1786, -
      B-115, Duncan, David from Isaac Lane, B-115, 2 Nov. 1786, -
      33-329, Duncan, Hugh from Biddy Donnelly, 33-329, 8 Dec. 1851, Agrt
      1-456, Duncan, Joseph from Adam Weaver, 1-456, 1 Aug. 1793, Unity Tp
      5-326, Duncan, John al from Daniel Wynn, 5-326, (no date), Frfld Tp
      11-344, Duncan, James from John McKee, 11-344, 8 Sept. 1815, Hmpfld Tp
      11-388, Duncan, James from William McKee ux, 11-388, 20 Nov. 1815, Near Gbg
      12-522, Duncan, James from Jno. Town, 12-522, 22 Dec. 1817, Agrt
      20-56, Duncan, James from Jno. Gallagher ux, 20-56, 20 Aug. 1832, Derry Tp
      24-60, Duncan, James from Penna Commonwealth, 24-60, 28 May 1838, Derry Tp
      25-407, Duncan, James from Hugh Corrigan, 25-407, 10 Dec. 1840, Chesnut Ridge
      28-383, Duncan, James from James Duncan, 28-383, 18 Nov. 1845, Lylhna Tp
      31-56, Duncan, James from Thomas Lyster, 31-56, 4 June 1849, Derry Tp
      38-577, Duncan, John Admr al from Wm. Hair al, 38-577, 22 March 1856, release
      41-302, Duncan, James from James M. Simons ux, 41-302, 5 Jan. 1858, Lylhna Tp
      2-212, Duncan, Robert from James Hamilton, 2-212, - June 1795, Agt
      4-307, Duncan, Robert al from John Penn al, 4-307, 18 May 1799, L of A
      7-188, Duncan, Robert al from Fredk. Beates, 7-188, 9 Aug. 1804, Armstrong Co
      8-523, Duncan, Robert from Jno. Craig, 8-523, 4 Dec. 1809, Derry Tp
      8-524, Duncan, Robert from Geo. Duncan, 8-524, 4 Dec. 1809, -
      12-92, Duncan, Robert from James Hamilton, 12-92, 2 Sept. 1816, Agrt
      14-143, Duncan, Robert from J. Hamilton, 14-143, 30 Oct. 1820, Unity Tp
      35-10, Duncan, Robert al from James Dunkin, 35-10, 19 Nov. 1852, Derry Tp
      4-371, Duncan, Stephen by exr from Samuel S. Mahon ux, 4-371, 9 Sept. 1799, -
      35-10, Duncan, Samuel al from James Dunkin, 35-10, 19 Nov. 1852, Derry Tp
      6-220, Duncan, Thomas al from Christopher Hays, 6-220, 15 Apr. 1802, Westm'd Co
      7-188, Duncan, Thomas al from Fredk. Beates, 7-188, 9 Aug. 1804, Armstrong Co.
      30-780, Duncan, Thomas from Wm. Baird ux, 30-780, 21 May 1849, Derry Tp
 

Westmoreland Co. PA Deeds (SLC 6/9/2008 and later and SLC 9/19/2012; not all deeds copied; spelling varies)
      A-372: 17 Jan. 1784, Edward Ward of town of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland Co. PA for 55 lbs paid by David Duncan & "Mayjor" John "Findley" of same place, sell to said David Duncan and Major John Finley as tennants in common and not as joint tennants, land on Southeastern bank of River Allegania joining the Kingsfield lott claimed by William Evins and a peace of ground and improvement made by Mr. Joseph Spear decd. to include all that piece of ground cleared and improved by Alexander Ross known as Ross's field, 20 acres (MAD: more description not copied). Wit. James Morrison, Mich. Huffnagle. Rec. 1 March 1784. (FHL film 929,165)
      B-115: 20 Feb. 1780, Isaac Lane of Westmoreland Co. PA for 500 pounds PA currency paid by David Duncan of Youghagania Co. VA, sell to the said David Duncan all my claim to a tract of land containing about 300 acres more or less joining lands of Thomas Christy on the west, Geo? Lyon on the southeast, Deveriux Smith on the south and Thos. Smallman within three miles Fort Pitt. /s/ Isaac (X) Lane. Wit. Charles Bradford, David Moore, J?. M?. Cook, Jno. Johnston. Westmoreland Co., personally appeared before Geo. Wallace, JP, Isaac Lane, November 1786. Recorded Nov. 2, 1786. (FHL film 929,165; SLC 9/11/2010) (MAD: Yohogania Co. VA became Washington Co. PA)
      B-116: 17 Feb. 1779, Thomas Christy of Yohogania Co. VA, farmer, to David Duncan of same, yeoman, for 700 pounds PA money, sell all that messuage and lot of ground on Grants Hill within three? miles of Pitts Burgh bounded by land held by Maj. Thomas Smallman on the north and widow Christy on the west, also one location specifying 300 acres of land on sd hill, together with all and singular the house & out houses, eddifices & buildings thereon erected ... /s/ Thos. Christy, Mary (X) Christy. Wit. Math. Vansar?, Thos. Smallman, Jas. Elliott, Jno. Gibson. Rec. on oath of John Gibson. Recorded Oct. 30, 1786. (FHL film 929,165; SLC 9/11/2010)
      1-151: 5 June 1790, Samuel Duncan of Allegany Co. PA for 50 pounds paid by George Lazure of Westmoreland Co. PA, sell and transfer to said George Lazier all my right, title, use, property, (etc) to a tract of land on Loyal Hanna Creek adj. lands of Samuel Sloan in Westmoreland Co. & state and containing by survey made 3 April 1769 and numbered among the records of the Land Office at Philadelphia, 943, for 300 acres of land. /s/ Samuel Duncan, wit. Geo. Wallace, Dan Duncan. Recorded March 2, 1792. (FHL film 929,166; SLC 9/11/2010)
      1-456/457: 16 July 1793, Adam Weaver of Unity Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Joseph Duncan of town of Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA, merchant, that Adam Weaver by two obligations in writings obligatory dated even date herewith stands bound to the said Joseph Duncan for 214 pounds 1 shilling 8 pence PA money, in the whole conditioned for payment of 107 pounds 10 pence like money, that is to say, by one obligation for 60 pounds for payment of 30 pounds on or before 16 Oct. next and the other for 154 pounds 1 shilling 8 pence for payment of 77 pounds 10 pence on or before 16 Jan. next, to better secure payment, and for 5 shillings paid by Joseph Duncan, Adam Weaver grants to Joseph Duncan a certain plantation and tract of land in Unity Township, Westmoreland Co., adj. the several lands of Philip Smith, Charles Fiscus, Frederick Pershan, John Fiscus, Hugh Marton and Mathias Stockburger containing 354 acres, nevertheless if Adam Wever pays the said debt, the present indenture is void. /s/ Adam Weaver, wit. Matthew Henderson, Daniel Henderson. Recorded August 1, 1793. (FHL film 929,166; SLC 9/11/2010)
      2-211/212: Agreement 11 April 1791 between James Hamilton Esqr. of Westmoreland Co. and Robert Duncan of Franklin Co., both State of Pennsylvania, that James Hamilton Esqr. sells to Robert Duncan 100 acres of land on the Twelve Mile Run adj. lands of John Proctor, Thomas Flitcher and land lately sold to Rob. McGargan? by William Proctor and is part of a tract that was formerly his property and is to include all his improvements, for the consideration of 150 pounds to be paid by afsd Robt. Duncan to the said James Hamilton, that is to say, 100 pounds part there of on demand and remainder 50 on 1st day of November next upon said Hamilton's making good title; bond for 300 pounds PA money. /s/ James Hamilton, Robert (X) Duncan. Wit. W. Waddill, Wm. Todd. Received 100 pounds on the date of the within instrument, /s/ James Hamilton. That on 19 June 1795 appeared before Chrisn. Truby Esqr, JP, William Waddell, one of the witnesses, who saw the signing. (no recording date shown; this a recopied book) (FHL film 929,167; SLC 9/11/2010)
      2-550: 18 June 1796. That Pennsylvania by letters patent 15 July 1790 granted to Samuel Duncan land called Turkey Hill, on south side Conemaugh River in Westmoreland Co. on bank of said river adj. Campbell's claim, 246 acres and 109 perches, recorded in Patent Book 15, pg.315, now said Samuel Duncan and wife Ann for 277 lbs. 7 sh. 10 pence equal to $739.71 PA money, paid by Nicholas Chapman of Westmoreland Co. PA, sell the land to said Nicholas Chapman. Wit. James Brison, William Robinson. Certification in Allegheny Co. PA 18 June 1796 by Samuel and Ann Duncan, recorded Feb. 23 1797. (FHL film 929,167)
      4-307: 4 May 1799, Edmund Physick of City of Philadelphia, by power of John Penn and Richard Penn Esqrs, appt. Messrs John R. Coates of City of Philadelphia and Robert Duncan of Borough of Carlisle, attornies for said Penn(s) to enter land in the Penn's names in counties of York, Franklin, Dauphin, Cumberland, Bedford, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Lycoming, Northumberland, Luzerne. Wit. Thos Duncan, Thos. Foster. Rec. 18 May 1799. (FHL film 929,168)
      4-340: James Duncan and wife Mary of Allegheny Co. PA to George Morma, 66 acres, part of larger grant S. Huntingdon Twp. 26 May 1799. (have brief extract only) (FHL film 929,168)
      4-371: 28 May 1795, Samuel Mahon and wife Ann to Thomas Robert and James Duncan (MAD: no commas) executors of will of late Stephen Duncan decd; that Stephen Duncan conveyed in his lifetime to said Samuel Mahon land on 4 mile run adj. Michael Coffman located in the name of George Kline containing 300 acres, release to Duncans for the purposes in the will for 5 shillings. Wit. Jas. Dill Jur. Rec. 9 Sept. 1799 (FHL film 929,168)
      5-326/327: 15 Nov. 1800, Daniel Wynn of Township of Fairfield, Westmoreland Co. PA, to James Hanlen of same and John Duncan of Quomahoning Township, Summerset Co. PA, for $500 paid, sell to said James Hanlon & John Duncan all that tract of land in Township of Fairfield, Westmoreland Co. PA, adj. lands of Edward Hasferty on the north, William Hanlon on the east & John McCurdy on the south, on both sides of the old path leading from Ligsnier? to Conemaugh and known by the name of Griffins old place, containing 300 acres more or less, being the same tract which was surveyed for Andrew Barr which by divers conveyances to the afsd Daniel Wynn had obtained a right to patent but doth not engage to patent to the said James Hanlon & John Duncan. /s/ Daniel Wynn, wit. Thos. Pollock, Rachel Pollock. Daniel Wynn ack. deed. (no recording date shown) (FHL film 929,107; SLC 9/11/2010)
      6-220: 12 April 1802, John Hays attorney in fact for Carl Christopher Hays of Cape Geredo in the Kingdom of Spain, by his letter of attorney dated 20 August 1801 recorded in the Recorders Office in Greensburgh, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Thomas Duncan and John Long of Westmoreland Co. PA, for 30 pounds PA money paid, acquit and discharge the said Thos. Duncan and John Lang, has granted and sold to the said Thomas Duncan and John Long a lot or piece of land in Westmoreland Co. beg. at a white oak corner of John Whinney, then vact. land, South ... then by land of Caleb Gough south ... then ... to a first corner of Jno. Whinney, then ... to the place of beginning, containing 149 acres and 1/2, being the same tract which William Moore, James Lawson and William Jack Commrs. of Westmoreland Co. sold to the said Carl Christopher Hays 20 June 1787, recorded Book B pae 343. /s/ John Hays, attorney for Christopher Hays; wit. Robt. Deckey, Tobias Long. Recorded 15 April 1802. (FHL film 929,108; SLC 9/11/2010)
   Deeds, v.7, Apr 1797 - Mar 1807 (FHL film 929,168 Items 2-3)
      7-188: 27 June 1804, Frederick Bates of City of Philadelphia, scrivenor, to Thomas Duncan and Robert Duncan of Burough of Carlisle, Cumberland Co., $8,000.00, one full equal and undivided half, Kittaning Manor on southeast side of River Allegheny formerly in county of Westmoreland now in Armstrong Co. PA adj. Rebecca Smith, 3,960 acres. Wit. John R. Coates, Philip V. Dunn. Rec. 9 Aug. 1804. (FHL film 929,168)
      7-305: 4 Jan. 1805, John Long and Thomas Duncan, both of Indianah Co., Canimagh Twp, PA, to James Scott of Alaghany Twp, Armstrong Co. PA, for £16 paid, sell parcil of land on the waters of Plum Creek containing 150 acres joining lands of Caleb Gough in Armstrong Co, the said John Long and Thomas Duncan became possessed by Commissioner's deed conveyed to them by Christoopher Keys, with apertainances, warrant title. /s/ John Long, Thomas Duncan, James Scott. Wit. Jas. Clark, Wm. Clark, Tobias Long. All three ack. deed Jan. 4, 1805, before Jas. Clark, J.P., for Armstrong Co. Recorded 19 March 1805. (FHL film 929,168; SLC 9/19/2012)
      8-523: 27 Oct. 1809, John Craig of Buffaloe Twp., Armstrong Co. PA, for $1 to Robert Duncan of Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, and other valuable considerations, land in Derry Twp., 100 acres including an improvement on a larger run emptying into the Conemaugh River adj. lands of William Patton and others, surveyed upon a warrant dated 7 July 1788, that in or about 1789 a deed was executed by me to John Hanna which by sundry means became vested in David Duncan the father of the present grantee, which conveyances have been lost. This is to secure title to the said Robert Duncan. Wit. Geo. Armstrong, James M. Kelly. Rec. 4 Dec. 1809. (FHL film 929,109)
      8-524: 2 Nov. 1809, George and Jane Duncan of Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, to Robert Duncan, for $80, our right to 100 acres (MAD: same land as 8-523). Wit. Andrew Kincaid, George Kincaid. Rec. 4 Dec. 1809. (FHL film 929,109)
      14-302: 3 April 1821, Robert (X) Duncan of Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, and wife Jenny (+) Duncan, to George Smith Esq. of same place, patent 10 Feb. 1819 to James Hamilton of 102 acres 144 perches (MAD: survey not copied), who deeded the land on 29 March 1819 to Robert Duncan in fee; now Robert Duncan and wife Jenny for $1600 deed to George Smith the land adj. George Brindle, John Proctor, Archibald Lochery. Wit. William Lehmer. Rec. 14 April 1821. (FHL film 929,110)
   Deeds, v.10 (p.527-end) - v.12 (p.1-301), Apr 1814 - Apr 1817 (FHL film 929,170)
      11-339/340: 29 Aug. 1815, James Duncan of Indiana Co. and wife Betsy late Betsey McKee to John McKee of Westmoreland Co, that Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. died seized at the time of his death of a tract of land in Hempfield Township adj. lands of William Jack and others. Having made his will dated 9 Nov. 1813 by which he devised a certain portion of said land to said Betsy McKee one of his daughters to be set apart, which was done accordingly, and one other portion of said land was divided to David McKee to be set apart in the manner mentioned in the will, which was also done, and the said David died intestate, in vertue? of which the said Betsy was entitled to an equal portion of his interest in the land with his brothers and sisters which was to each an equal eighth part, now the said James Duncan and Betsy his wife for $800 paid by said John McKee, sell to said John McKee all the following lots, consisting of numbers 2 and 9 on a general deed of partition made in pursuance of said will, No.2 of upland beg. at a post on corner of number 1, then ... on a line of William Jack's land, then ... to the beg. containing 10 acres and 114 perches, neat measured No.9 of meadow ground beg. at a post on a line of No.6 ... then by No.10 to a post at a lane to be opened, then ... line by No.8, then ... post at No.2, then ... to the beginning, containing 4 acres and 37 perches neat measure. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. James McGarney? (McGomery?), Joseph Merewith. Recorded August 29, 1815. (FHL film 929,170; SLC 9/11/2010)
      11-344/345: 29 Aug. 1815, John McKee of Westmoreland Co. to James Duncan, for $800 paid, sell parcel of ground with appurtenances adj. lands of John Wells and others in Hempfield Twp. adj. William Best on the west, John Wells on the north, containing 2 acres more or less, being a lot off the tract of land late of Robert McKee granted him by patent dated in 1789 and conveyed to John McKee by deed 16 oct. 1810, together with improvements, ... and appurtenances. /s/ John McKee. Wit. Joseph Hedurck?, James MtGomery. Ack. by "Joseph McKee" before James MtGomery. Recorded Sept. 8, 1815. (FHL film 929,170)
      11-388/389: 15 Nov. 1815, William McKee and Mary his wife of Indiana Twp, Indiana Co., PA, which Mary is one of the children and heirs at law of Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. deceased and of the heirs at law of David McKee also late of Westmd. County afsd, whereas William and Mary in right of said Mary are by law entitled to a distributive share of the personal estate of Robert McKee decd. equal to one ninth part, and William and Mary in right of said Mary are further entitled to one equal undivided ninth part of all land in messuage and lot of ground contiguous to the mill dam near Greenburg and proceeding 70 feet or thereabouts upon the great road, part of the real estate of Robert McKee of which no distribution has yet been made, and are by law entitled to one equal eighth as well of the real as of the personal whereby David McKee lately died seized, now William McKee and Mary his wife for $200 paid by James Duncan of town of Indiana, have quit claimed to James Duncan all shares ... of the personal estate of Robert McKee and of the lot of ground and all our interest in the real and personal estate of David McKee. /s/ William McKee, Mary McKee. Wit. James McKnight. They ack. 15 Nov. 1815 before James McKnight, J.P., Indiana Co. Certification by James McLain Prothonotary of Court of Common Pleas of Indiana Co., for James McKnight Esq., 15 Nov. 1815. Recorded Nov. 20, 1815. (FHL film 929,170)
      11-401: 18 May 1798, James Duncan and wife Mary of Allegheny Co. PA, to Jacob Filger of South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, for 338 pounds 10 shillings PA money, sell parcel of ground in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, on the waters of Jacob Creek, beg. at a post by land of William Howels? ... land of said Jacob Filger, lands of Martin Oelerholt??, lands of George Moma, ... to the beginning, containing 66 acres and 115 perches, being part of a larger tract of 135 acres and a half granted to afsd James Duncan and wife Mary by patent 26 Dec. 1897. /s/ James Duncan, Mary Duncan. Wit. Nicholas Swope, Christian Stauffir. Recorded Nov. 22, 1815. (FHL film 929,170; SLC 9/11/2010)
      12-92/93: Article of Agreement, 11 April 1791, between James Hamilton Esq. of Westmoreland Co. and Robert Duncan of Frankling Co., both of PA, that James Hamilton Esq. sells to Robert Duncan 100 acres on the 12 mile run adj. lands of John Proctor, Thomas Fletcher and lands lately sold to Robert M. Gorgan by William Proctor and is part of a tract that was formerly his property and is to include all his improvement, in consideration of £150 to be paid by Robert Duncan, 100 pounds on demand and remainder £50 on 1 Nov. next, upon Hamilton making to Duncan a good title to the land free from incumbrances, penal sum of £300. /s/ James Hamilton, Robert (X) Duncan. Wit. W. Waddell, Wm. Todd. Received £100 the date of the instrument, /s/ James Hamilton. 19 June 1795, William Waddell ack. deed before Christopher Imby, J.P. Recorded Book 2, page 312 (212?), 19 June 1795. At Court of Common Pleas on 21 Aug. 1816, Joseph Baldrige of Derry Twp. came into court and proved handwriting of William Waddell and William Todd. Ordered contract be recorded, 21 Aug. 1816. Recorded Sept. 2, 1816. (FHL film 929,170; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.12 (p.301-end) - v.13, Apr 1817 - May 1820 (FHL film 929,171)
      12-522/523: Deed of release, 28 May 1817, James Duncan of Town of Indiana, Indiana Co. PA, that William McKee of this town and wife Mary by their release dated 15 Nov. 1815 recorded in Westmoreland Co. in Book 11 pg.388 released to James Duncan all shares they had to the personal estate of Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd and also the real estate of said Robert in said county, they William and Mary held in right of Mary as one of the children and heirs of Robert McKee decd, now James Duncan for $300 paid by John Irwin of City of Pittsburgh, have quit claimed to John Irwin all shares ... he has in any way to the afsd and also his right to the real and personal estate of David McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd which by the instrument of release William & Mary also released to said James Duncan, which James Duncan releases to John Irwin. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. S. Kingston. Deed ack. by James Duncan 28 May 1817 before John Donogh, J.P. of Allegheny Co. It is mutually agreed between the parties that if the proceeds of the real and personal estate amount to $300, then James Duncan shall make up to John Irwin the defficiency should there be any, and if it is valued or disposed of for greater than $300, then John Irwin shall refund the overplus if any to James Duncan, /s/ 28 May 1817, James Duncan, Jno. Irwin. Wit. S. Kingston. Recorded Dec. 22, 1817. (FHL film 929,171; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.14, Apr 1820 - Feb 1822 (FHL film 929,110)
      14-140/142: 6 May 1819, Humphrey Fullerton, Sheriff of Westmoreland Co. PA, that Mathew Jack Junior lately in County Court of Common Pleas for Westmoreland Co. recovered against James Duncan late of afsd, yeoman, $1,361.16-2/3 of debt and $13.19 costs, and court issued Writ of Fieri Facias 29 Aug. 1818 for sheriff to make that amount from goods and lands of James Duncan, Sheriff seized lot of ground in Hempfield on the New Alexanderia Road containing 3 acres more or less adj. lot of Abraham Horback late the property of John Wells Esq. on the north and a lot of Samuel Singer and Jacob Turney on the south having a brick kiln and dwelling house in possession of ... Campbill, sold the property on 19 Feb. 1819 to Mathew Jack Jr. of Hempfield Twp. for $500, the highest bidder, this a deed to Mathew Jack Jr. for lot of ground in Hempfield Twp. containing 3 acres more or less adj. a lot of Abraham Horback late of John Wells Esq. on north and a lot of Samuel Singer and Jacob Turney on South, together with buildings, etc. /s/ Humphrey Fullerton, Shff. Wit. Charles Ogle, Morrison Underwood. Ack. 26 May 1819. Rec. 26 Oct. 1820. (FHL film 929,110; SLC 9/19/2012)
      14-143/144: 29 March 1819, between James Hamilton and Robert Duncan; that James Hamilton late of Westmoreland Co. decd. on 11? April 1791 entered into a contract with Robert Duncan to sell to Robert Duncan a piece of land for £150, whereof £100 was paid and remaining £50 was to be paid on 1 Nov. then next, when James Hamilton should make a title to Robert Duncan, and James Hamilton afterwards died without having made the title but Alexr. Craig and Joshua Simpson the executors, together with James Pan? who is since dead, of his will had authority to sell his real estate and the executors have appointed James Hamilton party hereto their attorney to transact the business of the estate, and a patent for the piece of land was granted on 10 Feb. 1819 to James Hamilton in trust for himself and other heirs of his said deceased father, NOW the said James Hamilton to fulfill the contract and for the ballance of the purchase money and interest amounting to $246.67 paid by Robert Duncan, sell to Robert Duncan all that piece of land in Unity Twp. in Westmoreland, by lands of George Brindle, land of John Proctor, land of Archibald Lackey, by a larger tract of which this is a part, containing 102 acres 144 perches more or less. /s/ J. Hamilton. Wit. J.B. Alexander, Robt. Montgomery. Ack. 29 March 1819 by James Hamilton before Robt. Montgomery, J.P. Recorded 30 Oct. 1820. (FHL film 929,110; SLC 9/19/2012)
      20-55/56: 18 Dec. 1829, John Gallagher of Derry Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, and wife Susannah to James Duncan of Conemaugh Township, Indiana Co. PA, for $40.50, sell that certain lot of ground in town of Livermore in Derry Township afsd bounded beg. on the corner of Main and cross Streets, then ... by lot No.25 to Diamond Alley, then by said alley ... to Cross Street, then to the beg., known in the general plan of said town by No.26, the same being part of a tract granted to said John Gallagher by patent 5 Nov. 1820 enrolled in Patent Book H Vol.26 Page 624. /s/ Jno. Gallagher, Susanna Gallagher. Wit. Charles McLaughlin, D. Connor. Ack. 21 Dec. 1829. Recorded 20 August 1832. (FHL film 929,115; SLC 9/11/2010)
      20-56/57: 30 Oct. 1830, James Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Indiana Co. PA to William J. Hall of Derry Township, Westmoreland Co. PA, for $30, sell lot of ground in town of Livermore in Westmoreland Co., Derry Twp, beg. on the corner of Main & Cross Street, then ... on Main Street, then to Diamond Alley, then by said alley ... to Cross Street, then to the beginning, numbered on the General Plan of said town by number 26, being part of a tract granted by PA to John Gallagher by patent 5 Nov. 1829 enrolled in Patent Book H Volume 26 page 624, who on 18 Dec. 1829 conveyed the same to James Duncan party hereto. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. Joseph Donnelly, Samuel Scott. Ack. 30 Oct. 1830. Recorded 20 Aug. 1832. (FHL film 929,115; SLC 9/11/2010)
   Deeds, v.24 (p.1-226), Apr - Nov 1838 (FHL film 929,172 Items 3-4)
      24-60: Patent, PA to James Duncan, for 25 cents, a tract of land in Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co., by land of heirs of John Bell decd., by land of Mathew Taylor, by lands of George Kinkead & Janet Crusan, by land of Robert Duncan, by land of George Uncapher, containing 203 acres 130 perches, which tract was surveyed per warrant dated 6 Feb. 1827 granted to said James Duncan with appurtenances, reserving the fifth part of all gold and silver ore to be delivered at the Pits mouth clear of all charges. /s/ John Gilbert, Secretary of Land Office, 22 March 1837. Wit. Jos. Henderson. Enrolled in Patent Book H vol.27 page 07? (?107). Recorded 28 May 1838. (FHL film 929,172; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.24 (p.226-end) - v.25 (p.1-370), Nov 1838 - Nov 1840 (FHL film 929,173)
      24-309: 4 July 1838, James Duncan and Jane his wife of Loyalhannah Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Eunice Winings of afsd, for $35 paid, sell messuage or piece of land which James Duncan had sold to Mathew Taylor which said Taylor has sold to said Eunice Winings, part of a larger tract owned by Duncan, adj. land of said Duncan, other land of Mathew Taylor, containing 6 acres 142 perches, together with buildings, ... and appurtenances, also all interest of said James Duncan to the same, to the said Eunice Winings her heirs and assigns ... warrant title. /s/ James Duncan, Jane (X) Duncan. Wit. John Horrell, Mathew Taylor. They ack. deed before John Horrel, J.P., 4 July 1838. Recorded 11 Feb. 1839. (FHL film 929,173; SLC 9/19/2012)
      24-526/527: (blank) day of (blank) in 1839, James Duncan and Jane his wife of Loyalhannah Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, yeoman, to Samuel Boyd of afsd, for $1,100 paid, sell parcel of land in Loyalhanna Twp. containing 100 acres more or less, including improvements on a large run emptying into the Conemaugh River adj. lands of William Patton and others, surveyed on a warrant dated 7 July 1789, patent to James and David Duncan 28 Nov. 1837, enrolled in Pattent Book H vol.38 page 252, together with houses, ... and appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. John Crusan, Joseph Crusan. Ack. 10 April 1839 before John Crusan, J.P. Recorded 28 June 1839. (FHL film 929,173; SLC 9/19/2012)
      24-608/609: 31 Aug. 1839, James Duncan and wife Elizabeth of Somerset Co. PA, that William McKee and wife Mary of Indiana Twp. PA by instrument 15 Nov. 1815 recorded in Westmoreland Co. Book 11 page 388, quit claimed to James Duncan their interest to property, being a distributive share of personal estate of Robert McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd. equal to 1/9 part of said personal estate, also the undivided ninth part of a lot of ground contiguous to the mill dam near Greensburg and fronting on the Great Road, being part of the real estate of said Robert McKee decd. of which no distribution has yet been made, and also the undivided 1/8 part of the real estate as of the personal estate of David McKee late of Westmoreland Co. decd; NOW James Duncan and Elizabeth his wife for $100 paid by Mathew Jack of Westmoreland Co., quit claim to Mathew Jack all interest in the estates, personal and real estate, of said Robert and David McKee, subject to all legal claims against the estates. /s/ James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan. Wit. M.T. Kinston, D.S. Scully. Ack. by James Duncan 31 Aug. 1839 before Alderman, Allegheny Co., City of Pittsburgh. Elizabeth Duncan ack. the same 2 Sept. 1839 before William Ramsey of Westmoreland Co. Recorded 9 Sept. 1839. (FHL film 929,173)
      25-314: 27 June 1840, Hugh Corrigan of Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Andrew J. Dunkin of afsd, for $400 paid, has sold all that messuage or tract of land in the Chesnut Ridge in Westmoreland Co. surveyed on a warrant in the name of Edward Harkins and of which Niel Harkins in his lifetime levyed? in fee, bounded by lands of John McDonald formerly Donald and Thompson, beg. at a post then S 75 deg. W 271 per. to a chesnut then S 50 E 152 per. to a chesnut then S 80 E 140 per. to a post then N 70 E 180 per. to a black oak then N 160 W 194 per. to the beginning, containing 336 acres and the allowance, which said tract of land the said Neil Harkins by his will authorized his executors to sell, and in pursuance thereof Bernard M. Monies? (Mores?) the acting executor of the will sold the land to Hugh Corrigan but died without having made the conveyance and the further execution of said Neil devolved on the said Bridget Harkins now acting executrix of Neil Harkins deceased, together with all buildings, water runs, rights, (etc.), to said Andrew J. Dunkin ... warrant title ... Hugh Corrigan set his hand and seal. /s/ Hugh Corrigan. Wit. William King, Edward Reiley. Hugh Corrigan appeared before Andrew Gralain? Justice of Peace of Westmoreland Co. PA on 27 June 1840. Recorded 24 Aug. 1840. (FHL film 929,173 item 2; SLC 9/27/2011)
      25-318: 25 Jan. 1840; Samuel Shannon of Fairfield Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, died intestate leaving issue 8 children: Jean intermarried with Edward Hase, Sarah (+) intermarried with Charles (+) Duncan, Mary Elizabeth intermarried with James Dawson, Ann intermarried with Henry Nitz, and John, Samuel, and William; said Samuel owned land; they sold to Charles Duncan their right to the estate, now Charles Duncan and wife Sarah and Henry Nitz and wife Ann for $695 deed same to Samuel and William Shannon. Rec. 25 Aug. 1840. (FHL film 929,173)
   Deeds, v.25 (p.370-end) - v.26, Nov 1840 - Apr 1843 (FHL film 929,174 Items 1-3; SLC 9/19/2012)
      25-406/407: 23 Dec. 1839, Hugh Corigan of Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to James Duncan of afsd, for $356 paid, sell messuage or tract of land on the Chesnut Ridge in Westmoreland Co. surveyed in a warrant in the name of Edward Haskins and of which Neal Haskins in his lifetime sized in fee, bounded by lands of John McDonald formerly Donald & Thompson, beg. at a post, then S 75 deg. W 278 per. to a chesnut, then S 5 deg. E 152 per. to a chesnut then S 80 deg. E 140 per. to a post, then N 70 deg. E 180 per. to a blk. oak, then N 16 deg. W 194 per. to the place of beginning, containing 336 acres and the allowances, which said tract of land the said Neal Harkins by his will authorized his executors to sell and in pursuance thereof Bernard McManus then acting executor of said last will sold sd. tract of land to sd. Hugh Corrigan but died without having made a conveyance and the further execution of sd. will devolved on the said Bridget Harkins now acting executor of Neal Harkins deceased, together with all buildings, improvements, ways, water-courses, (etc.), and also all the estate, right, (etc.) of him the said Hugh Corigan, ... warrant title. /s/ Hugh Corrigan. Wit. P.C. Shannon, Christopher McCaffrey. Received on the date of the above indenture of the above named James Duncan the sum of $356 ... /s/ Hugh Corrigan. Wit. P.C. Shannon, Christopher McCaffrey. Hugh Corrigan appeared 23 Dec. 1839 before Thos. Shannon, Justice of the Peace of Westmoreland Co. PA. Recorded Dec. 10, 1840. (FHL film 929,174 item 1; SLC 9/27/2011)
      26-322/323: 16 April 1842, James Duncan of Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to Thomas Lyster of afsd, for $600 paid, sell tract of land on the Chestnut Ridge in Westmoreland Co. surveyed on a warrant in the name of Edward Harkins, of which Neil Harkins in his lifetime was seized in fee, bounded by lands of John McDonald formerly Donald and Thompson, containing 336 acres, which Niel Harkins by his will authorized his executors to sell, and Bonnard McMornus the acting executor sold to Hugh Corrigan but died without having made a conveyance, and further executors, Bridget Harkins now acting executrix of Neil Harkins decd, together with buildings etc., ... sold? ... to James Duncan, ... sell to Thomas Lyster. /s/ James Duncan. Wit. Samuel Barnett Jr., Samuel Barnett. James Duncan ack. indenture 15 April 1842 before Samuel Barnett, J.P. Recorded April 15, 1842. (FHL film 929,174; SLC 9/19/2012)
      28-383: 6 March 1845, David Duncan and wife Mary Anne (X) and William Duncan and wife Margaret (X) and John Duncan and wife Nancy (X) and Samuel Duncan (MAD: signed Samuel M. Duncan) and wife Jane and George Duncan (MAD: signed George S. Duncan) and wife Eelely (MAD: signed Emely (X)) of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, and Alexander Duncan and wife Eliza (MAD: signed Elizabeth (X)) and Thomas Duncan and wife Jane (X) of Centre Twp., Indiana Co. PA, to James Duncan of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, for $1,750, land in Loyalhanna Twp. adj. land of heirs of John Bell now James Simons, land of Mathew Taylor now Eunice Heinnings, land of George Kincaid and Garret Crusan now Joseph Crusan, land of Robert Duncan now Samuel Boyd, land of George Uncapher now John Horrell, containing 203 acres 130 perches granted to said James Duncan by patent 22 March 1837, recorded Patent Book H vol.37 page 107; said James Duncan died intestate leaving a number of heirs of whom the said David, William, John, Samuel, George, Alexander and Thomas Duncan. Signed by all. Wit. John Horrell, Samuel Galbreath, Michael Myers, Robert Lowery, Adam Johnston. Rec. 18 Nov. 1845. (FHL film 929,175)
   Deeds, v.30, Dec 1847 - May 1849 (FHL film 929,200 Item 1)
      30-780/782: 27 March 1849, William Baird and Jane his wife to Thomas Duncan, for $40 paid, sell lot of ground in Derry Twp. near the village of Bairdstown, on the edge of the Toning? path at the NW corner of the lot of Robert Anderson, by land of said Bairds (acreage not given). The title of the tract of which this is a part having been vested in James Baird was conveyed by him to his son William Baird by deed May 22, 1828, recorded 26 June 1828 in Book 17 page 236, together with improvements, ... and appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Wm. Baird, Jane Baird. Wit. James Rutledge, Nicholas Casidy. Ack. 27 March 1849 before James Rutledge, J.P. Recorded May 21, 1849. (FHL film 929,200; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.31-32 (p.1-79), May 1849 - Aug 1850 (FHL film 929,176 Items 2-3)
      31-56/57: 4 June 1849, Thomas Lyster of Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to James Duncan of same place, for $600 paid, sell tract of land on the Chesnut Ridge, Derry Twp, adj. lands of John Shaeffer, George Mulhollan, --- Hason, Arthur McGough, Mathiott & Mulhollan, containing 336 acres, being the same tract 1 June 1840 patented to Hugh Corrigan and enrolled in Patent Book H, Vol.45, page 179, and Hugh Corrigan by deed 23 Dec. 1839 conveyed to James Duncan, and James Duncan by deed conveyed to Thomas Lyster, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas Lyster. Wit. H.C. Marchand, M.L. Morris. Ack. 4 June 1849 before Jacob M. Uristed??, J.P. Recorded June 4, 1849. (FHL film 929,176; SLC 9/19/2012)
      32-24/25: 26 Feb. 1850, Thomas Duncan to David Kincead, for $62.50 paid, sell tract of land at the edge of the towing path at NW corner of Richard Hothanis? lot, by land of Henry Stump, by land of William Baird, by land of Richard Hotham, (acreage not given) being part of a tract the title of which was vested in James Baird when it was conveyed to William Baird his son by deed May 2, 1828, and by deed conveyed to Thomas Duncan, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ Thomas J. Duncan. Wit. Robert Anderson, James Rutledge. Ack. 26 Feb. 1850 before James Rutledge, J.P. Recorded June 18, 1850. (FHL film 929,176; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.32 (p.79-end) - v.33, Aug 1850 - Apr 1852 (FHL film 929,177)
      32-314: 5 March 1850, Samuel Waddle and wife Martha, James Duncan and wife Jane, and John Waddle of Loyalhannah Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, to William Waddle of same, for $300, their interest in land in Loyalhannah Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA adj. land of David Kirkpatrick's heirs, Giles Butterfield, Henry Shoup, and James Lunon, containing 93 acres 38 perches, owned by William Waddle for himself and in trust for the above heirs of Ann Waddle, decd, per patent April 6, 1838, in Patent Book H, vol.39 page 360. Wit. Marshall Shields, James Waddle, William Barnard. All appeared in Indiana Co. PA. Rec. 4 Feb. 1851. (FHL film 929,177)
      33-329: Heading: Agreement, Bridget Donnally and Hugh Duncan. Agreement made 4 July 1851, Biddy Donnally widow of John Donnally late of Derry Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA decd, and Hugh Duncan of Wilmington, DE, that Duncan agrees to bring his family and occupy the premises now occupied by Biddy and keep her the said Biddy in good food, clothing, fuel, house room and other conveniences for her life, and provide one cow for use of Biddy if she sees proper, and on her death to have her decently buried according to the Rites of the Catholic Church and also Hugh Duncan agrees to pay the debts of John Donnally decd. or so much as the amounts of personal property in the hands of Wm. Dever executor of said John Donnally decd. will not pay, the debts to be paid as soon as can be done from the date of this agreement, for which consideration Biddy agrees to give Hugh Duncan the premises to occupy to cultivate and improve upon which she now resides, consisting of one hewed log house and 20 acres of land with appurtenances adj. lands of Peter A. Beehany, Joseph Anderson & others, and at the death of Biddy, Hugh Duncan is to be absolute owner of the premises and owner of all personal property Biddy may have at the time of her death. If Biddy is not satisfied living in the house with Duncan, he is to furnish or build an addition for her to occupy on the same premises. If Biddy should receive the $200 or more from the estate of Andrew Donnally decd. she is to pay it towards the debts of John Donnally, if all the money is applied, Duncan is to pay Biddy $50 as soon after all the debts is paid as practicable. If Duncan pays money or debts of John Donnally decd. and anything should arise by which Duncan is deprived of the benefit of the property he should have his money refunded reasonable rent off for occupancy, if he fails in any part of this agreement he is to forfeit his rights to inherit at the death of Biddy. /s/ Biddy (X) Donnally, Hugh (X) Duncan. Wit. James Rutledge, William Diver, James Ampfrey?. Ack. 4 July 1851 before James Rutledge, J.P. Recorded Dec. 8, 1851. (FHL film 929,177; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.35, Nov 1852 - Nov 1853 (FHL film 929,119)
      35-10: 19 Nov. 1852, James Duncan (signed James Dunkin) of Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, for maintenance for life and payment of my debts, convey in fee simple to my two sons Robert Duncan and Samuel Duncan, land in said twp., 424 acres adj. lands of George Sheaffer, George Porter, E.H. Hastings, John Stanffer, being land conveyed by Hugh Carsigan? to said James Duncan. Robert and Samuel Duncan cannot sell the land during life of James Duncan. Wit. Alex McKinney, Edgar Casvan?. Rec. 19 Nov. 1852. (FHL film 929,119)
      35-338/339: 5 March 1853, Hugh Dunkin of Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co., to Biddy Donnelly of same place, for $130 paid Hugh Dunkin by Biddy Donnally, sell to Biddy Donnally his interest to 20 acres more or less in Derry Twp adj. lands of P.A. Beeham, Joseph Anderson & others, which Hugh Dunkin quit claims to Biddy Donally, with appurtenances. /s/ Hugh (X) Dunkin. Wit. Thos. Shannon, James Rutledge. Ack. 5 March 1853 before Thos. Shannon, J.P. Recorded 23 May 1853. (FHL film 929,119; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.38, May 1855 - Apr 1856 (FHL film 929,200 Item 2)
      38-577/578: Heading: Release, Heirs of Edward Hair decd. to Edward Hairs Admrs. 7 April 1854, I, William Hair, son of Edward Hair decd, and I, David Richards, guardian of David Hair also a son of Edward Hair decd. late of Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, and we, William Griffith and Isabella his wife, we Daniel Williams and Jane his wife formerly the wife of Edward Hair decd, and we Nathaniel Reed and Rebecca his wife, the afsd Issabella being intermarried with afsd Wm. Griffith, the afsd Jane being intermarried with Daniel Williams, as afsd formerly widow of Edward Hair decd, the afsd Rebecca intermarried with Nathaniel Reed, we the afsd Issabella and Rebecca being daughters of afsd Edward Hair decd, late of place afsd, and I, Jane, being formerly widow of said Edward Hair, who died intestate, do declare we have this day received of John Duncan and Wm. Griffith, Admins. of estate of Edward Hair decd, the sums as set forth: Wm. Hair recd. $118.28. David Richards Guardian of David Hair recd. $118.28. We, William Griffith and Issabella his wife recd. $118.28. We, Daniel Williams and wife Jane recd. $236.40, and we Nathaniel Reed and wife Rebecca recd. $118.28. We release our interest in any part of the estate of Edward Hair decd. to John Duncan and Wm. Griffith, Administrators of estate of Edward Hair. /s/ William Hair, Nathaniel Reed, Rebecca Reed, William Griffith, Isabella Griffith, David Richards, Daniel Williams, Jane (X) Williams. Wit. Wm. Carnahan, S. Murphy, Caleb A. Stick as to Danl. Williams & wife; Danl. Williams & wife signed the above release March 20, 1856. William Hair, Nathaniel Reed and wife Rebecca ack. 7 April 1854 in Indiana Co. Ack. 7 April 1854 before Wm. Carnahan, J.P. Somerset Co., by William Griffith and wife Isabella. Ack. 20 April 1854 before S. Murphy, J.P. Indiana Co., by David Richards. Ack. 25 Nov. 1854 before Robert Craig, J.P. Westmoreland Co., by David Richards. Ack. 21 March 1856 before Caleb A. Stick, J.P. Westmoreland Co., by Daniel Williams and wife Jane. Recorded 22 March 1856. (FHL film 929,200; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.41, Aug 1857 - May 1858 (FHL film 929,120)
      41-302: 3 Dec. 1857, James Simons of Loyalhanna Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, and wife Lydia, to James Duncan of same, for $132 paid, sell premises in Loyalhanna Twp., by land of James Simons, line of Eunice Weinings?, by other land of said Duncan, containing 4 acres more or less, warrant title. /s/ James M. Simons, Lydia Simons. Wit. John F. Kirkpatrick, William Barnard. They ack. deed 3 Dec. 1854 before William Barnard, J.P. Recorded Jan. 5, 1858. (FHL film 929,120; SLC 9/19/2012)
      41-303/304: 2 Dec. 1857, James Duncan and wife Jane of Loyalhannah Twp, Westmoreland Co. PA, to John F. Kirkpatrick of Borough of Saltsburg, Indiana Co. PA, for $3,546 paid, sell tract of land in Loyalhannah Twp, (neighbors not given) containing 197 acres strict measure according to plot of Geo. Mechling, county surveyor, dated Nov. 12, 1857, being patented by PA to James Duncan 22 March 1837, together with appurtenances, warrant title. /s/ James Duncan, Jane Duncan. Wit. William Barnard, James M. Simons. Ack. 3 Dec. 1857 before William Barnard, J.P. of Westmoreland Co. Recorded Jan. 5, 1858. (FHL film 929,120; SLC 9/19/2012)
   Deeds, v.42, May 1858 - Mar 1859 (FHL film 929,179 Item 3)
      42-586/587: Martha Duncan, widow of James Duncan late of Derry Twp, decd, appoint Col. Amos Ogden of Fairfield Twp my attorney to receive the annual interest payable to me out of the proceeds of sale of the real estate of James Duncan decd. sold upon proceedings in partition in the Orphans Court of Westmoreland Co., with the power to make a substitute attorney under him. 24 Feb. 1859. /s/ Martha (X) Duncan, Westmoreland Co. She appeared 24 Feb. 1858 before James R. Wynn, J.P. Receipt Feb. 21, 1859, from John Hamnett $24.53, the amount of interest due 9 Feb. 1858 and 9 Feb. 1859 payable to Martha Duncan decd out of the real estate of her husband James Duncan decd. on proceedings in partition in the Orphans Court of Westmoreland & secured to her by mortgage dated 21 Feb. 1859, /s/ Amos Ogden, Atty. in fact of Martha Duncan. Recorded 21 Feb. 1859. (FHL film 929,179; SLC 9/19/2012)
      43-221: That Timothy Jaynes late of Derry Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, by will empowered John Ebert and William Jaynes his execs. to have 110 acres and 138 perches appraised and his children to have the right to accept it per the will; on 9 June 1851 appraisal by James McClarren Jr., Andrew Long, and James H. Trimble appraised it at $13 per acre and it was accepted by John Jaynes, and that the will left the proceeds of the land to his sons William and Samuel and his daughters Sarah, Jane, Isabella and Rebecca, receipt by heirs, 30 Aug. 1853. Wit. H.W. Wier as to Wm. Jayne, Sarah Hall; wit. Samuel Duncan for Isabella Jaynes, Rebecca Simons. /s/ Wm. Jayne, Sarah Hall, Isabella Jaynes, Rebecca Simons, William Barnard for the estate and Henry Simons, Samuel Duncan father and guardian of Anna, Jane, Clarissa and Alvin Duncan minor children of afsd Jane. Appeared William Jaynes, Sarah Haul, Isabella Jaynes, Henry Simonds and Rebecca his wife, and Samuel Duncan who acknowledge ... 16 May 1859. (FHL film 929,121)
      47-317: 5 Dec. 1857, James Duncan of Loyalhanna Twp., Westmoreland Co. PA, and wife Jane, to Joseph Simons of same, $132, 10 acres adj. other land of James Duncan of which this is a part, lands of "Vincin" Carson, lands of John Morgan, being a patent to James Duncan the Elder 22 March 1837, recorded Patent Book H, vol.37 page 107; that the said James Duncan "Sr." died owning, descended to his legal heirs, said James the present grantor is one, the other heirs by deed 6 March 1845 deeded their interest to James Duncan; now James Duncan and wife Jane deed ... (to Joseph Simons). /s/ James Duncan Senr, Jane Duncan. Wit. William Branan, Thomas Palmore. Rec. 8 May 1862. (FHL film 929,122)
 

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