Now that I have explored all these wonderfully informative deeds, it is time to review what I learned, what I didn’t learn, what earlier assumptions need to be revised, and what is left to do. This last item will wait until the next post.
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Today’s deed further subdivides Lot 66 in Lyman by chopping off another 10 acres of land and selling it.
This next deed is the one mentioned by Edward in his pension inventory dated August of 1820. This is the deed of land to Edward’s wife from Charles K. White. It is very interesting to note this appears to be the same land Edward sold to Charles 2 years prior.
The next deed I am exploring signals the beginning of a series of ownership transfers for the 100 acre Lot 66 in Lyman on which Edward Marden is living. The property passes back and forth and is sub-divided all the while Edward is living on the property.
Before exploring the second deed, I need to take a minute to review the history of Concord (Lisbon) NH. For some unexplained reason this town was granted twice to different groups of men in 1763 and 1764. The original grant was re-granted in 1768 and then re-granted yet again. The boundaries of each grant were not exactly the same and the proprietors varied as well. Not all land sales were made under the proper grant which caused problems concerning legal title to the lands. In 1787 New Hampshire appointed a man to help the settlement deal with it’s issues. The affect of this controversy must have been deeply concerning to the common man who paid good money to purchase his land only to discover he may not have a legal title.
I recently acquired 11 deeds from Grafton County, New Hampshire concerning Edward Marden Sr & Jr. Many thanks to my new friends at genealogyfreelancers.com and Tricia Thompson, CG, the Genealogist I hired to retrieved the deeds. It was a very smooth experience.
K’chi Wliwni Nidobak – Great Thanks My Friends!
I am so excited by the events of the past week. I have been hearing from descendants of Edward. They are contributing information and funding. This past week I received a $25.00 donation from each of 3 different descendants. As promised, all proceeds of this blog will be used to pay for retrieving documents to assist in the project.
I have gone through the pension file and provided my readers with the important key information. If you are a descendant, I encourage you to get the entire pension file for your own records, because I am not covering everything of interest to you in this blog.
There are two other documents of interest in the file I have note yet explored. These documents are letters from a descendant, Charles S. Marden, to the Commissioner of Pensions. This same Charles Marden also has a letter published in the Annis Genealogy so I intend to cover this man and his letters together in a later post.