Lyman and Mary (or Addie M. as she signed her name) were siblings to my husband’s great-great grandfather, Peter Henry Weeks (1842-1928). They lived in Douglas County, Kansas.
This Indenture, made this the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Seven, between Lyman P. Weeks of Baldwin City in the County of Douglas and State of Kansas of the first part, and Mary Weeks of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Fifteen hundred $1500.00 Dollars to him duly paid has sold and by these presents does grand and convey to the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land, situated in the County of Douglas and State of Kansas and described a: follows to wit: the North west quarter (1/4) of the South East quarter (1/4) of Section number fifteen (15) in Township Number Fourteen (14) in Range Number Twenty (20), with the appertenances, and all of the estate, title, and interest of the said party of the first part therein, and the said Lyman P. Weeks does hereby consent and agree that at the delivery hereof he was the lawful owner of the premises above granted and seized of a good and indefeaseble state of inheritance therein free and clear of all incumbrance and that he will Warrant and Defend the name in the quit and peaceable possession of the said party of the second part her heirs and assigns forever against all persons lawfully claiming the same.
In Witness whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year last above mentioned. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of S.N. Walker.
Lyman P. Weeks
Addie M. Weeks
State of Kansas, County of Douglas} SS
Be it Remembered that on this first day of January A.D. 1877 , before me, a Notary Public, in and for said County and State came Lyman P. Weeks and Addie M. Weeks to me personally known to be the same person who executed the foregoing instrument and duly acknowledge the execution of the same.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and applied by official seal on the day and year last above mentioned.
S.N. Walker Notary Public
Received May 30, 1877 at 2:20 P.M.
[? his name] Register of Deeds