Town of Canajoharie
Montgomery County, New York

The land indenture of Adoni, Chloe and Thankful Hills of the Town of Canajoharie to Asa Kimbol of same place, was graciously contributed by researcher John Hills. John would be interested in any information on the patent mentioned or about the Hills. See John's paragraph at the end. This indenture has been slightly reformatted for ease of online reading, with notes in brackets by John.

This indenture made the 2nd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight between Adoni Hills and Chloe his wife & Thankful Hills of the town of Canojoharry County of Montgomery & State of New York of the first part and Asa Kimbol of the town, county and State aforesaid of the second part, witnesseth that the said parties of the first part, for & in consideration of the sum of $1250 to him in hand paid by said parties of the 2nd part, the receipt whereof hereby confessed & acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sell, remise, release, alein & confirm unto the said party of the 2nd part & to his heirs & assigns forever all that certain piece or parcel of land lying in the Town of Canojoharry County of Montgomery and State of New York in a tract of land known by the name Lyins [note: could be Lyons, Lyars, Ly'rs] Patent and is the one Equal half of lot Number 4 in the 2nd division of said tract begins at a stake standing in the South line of land now occupied by said Kimbol & runs thence south 2 degrees, East 17 chains 66 links to the NW corner of lot #5, then easterly on the line of lot #5, 28 chains 50 links then @ north 1 degree, west 17 chains 44 links to a stake in the North line of lot #4, being the Northeast corner of the one equal half of said lot #4, thence on westerly on the north line of said lot 28 chains 56 links to the place of beginning. Containing 50 acres & 11 rods of land together with all & singular the hereditaments and appurtances therewith belonging or in any way appertaining, and the reversion & reversions remand and or remainders rents issues and profits thereof. And all the estate right title interest claim and demand whatsoever, of the said parties of the 1st part either in law or in equity, of in and to the above bargained premises, with the same hereditaments and appurtenances. To have and to hold the said bargained premises to the said party of the 2nd part his heirs and assigns, to the sole and only proper use, benefit and behoof of he said party of the 2nd part his heirs and assigns forever. And the said parties of the 1st part for their heirs, Executors and Administrators do covenant, grant, bargain, promise and agree to and with the said party of the 2nd part his heirs and assigns the above bargained premises in the quick & peaceble possession of the said party of the 2nd part his heirs and assigns with warrant, and by these presents forever defend the said above mentioned and described premises against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming, or to claim the whole or any part thereof.

In witness whereof the said parties of the 1st part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
Adino Hills (seal)
Chloe Hills (seal)
Thankful Hills (seal) NB

[The words "and Thankful Hills" between the first and 2nd lines were underlined before Execution]

Sealed and delivered in the business of Abijah White Joseph White State of New york; on the sixth day of May inthe year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight personally came before me Jacob Eacker one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Montgomery Adoni Hills and his wife Chloe and Thankful Hills who by oath of Abijah White one of the subscriber witnesses and known to me proved to my satisfaction to be the same persons described in and who executed the within conveyance and they all acknowledged that they executed the same the said Chloe being by me privately examined separate and apart from her husband confessed that she executed the same freely and voluntarily without any fear or compulson of her said husband, being therin no material alteration except those noted I do allow it to be recorded. Jacob Eaker.

Recorded the 1st day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine.
Libre 11, Pages 394-395
Dated 2 May 1808 Montgomery County Deed.

This deed maybe the final settlement of an estate. Thankful (Rowley) Hills's husband Samuel died in 1803, leaving a homestead with dower rights to his wife and a subsistence to an unmarried daughter. Two sons Nathaniel and Adino were then to receive the homestead and pay certain sums to other children. It would appear the unmarried daughter Lydia must have married between 1803 and the date of this dead. This deed would appear to only partially indicate the interests of the estate since nothing is mentioned of Nathaniel and nothing shows of the other children. Nathaniel and his brother Adino subsequently show in the town of Eagle where they were the third and fourth settlers in 1810, having purchased land from the Holland Company.

John Hills, Portland, Oregon

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