I got copies of these deeds at the Bedford Co, Pa courthouse two years ago. Somewhere I must have a list of what books and pages they came from, but I can't put my hands on them. Whatever. Here are some abstracts
Christian Winebrenner released to Conrad Martin on 15 January 1818 part of a life estate of a certain tract of land. Mary Reiver, widow, was the heir to that tract. The tract was one of 7 lots that had been drawn by the heirs. (The original deed was apparently to be found in Book L, page 182.) Now this is the phrasing: "And whereas Conrad Martin and Mary Reiver, widow, a legal heir to the aforesaid tract of land and which THEY AND THE OTHER HEIRS HAVE (divided the same into seven parts or lots each containing fifty acres or more) and the said Mary River did draw by lot number 4 (or 7)". Anyway, Mary's lot adjoined property owned by Conrad Martin and he bought her lot. But I dont know if the THEY refers to Christian or Conrad.
Right below that is another deed on the same page that also features Christian Winebrenner. The side light is partly cut off but I can read "martin to ..Corvan guardian for the use of __ Winebrenner__as a minor." But I was coping Martin deeds and apparently do not have that one.
Then there is another deed, page 60
Christian Winebrenner Jr. and Jacob Winebrenner sold Conrad Martin 22 September 1817 a tract of land called Woodstock which belonged to mary Winebrenner thru her father John Adam. The Adam deed was in Washington co, Md, bearing date 23 Jan 1802 and the patent is recorded in the rools office of Pa patent book number 47 page 113. These Winebrenners were selling 2/7ths of the land, their 2 parts of the 7 lots inherited.
And another deed
Christian Winebrenner sold Conrad Martin Woodsock Bower. This is part of a tract that was surveyed in three warrants, two for John Martin (Conrad's father) and one for John Adam. John Martin sold his land to John Adam 17 December 1798 and Christian Winebrenner, Adam's son-in-law thru his daughter Mary inherited it.
And another deed
Peter Winebrenner Jr. and his wife Mary sold Conrad Martin their 1/7 part of the ADam property. Peter was an heir of Mary Winebrenner, dtr of Adam. Oct 8, 1818.
Christian Winebrenner 13 Oct 1815 sold Conrad Martin sells Conrad the right to take water out of his land by a ditch or race.
UH OH, I JUST NOTICED A LITTLE NOTE WRITTEN SIDEWAYS ON THE NEXT DEED!!! I COPIED THESE AND THEN MOVED HERE SO ALL THIS STUFF WAS PACKED UP AND I HAVE NEVER REALLY LOOKED AT THEM TIL I TOOK IT OUT TO GET IT FOR YOU!!!
This is a deed made out from Conrad Martin to Henry Bridenthal. He is selling "all my right title interest property claim and demand of in and to a certain life estate I am siezed and possessed of by release from Christian Winebrenner of in and to one seventh part of a tract which said share is called one said devision No. 2 laid off for Catharine Winebrenner contains 52 acres one hundred fort eight perches and allowance of six per cent for roads &c.."
NOW, THIS MEANS, DOES IT NOW, THAT CONRAD'S WIFE CATHARINE MUST HAVE BEEN AN ADAM OR A WINEBRENNER. WHAT DO YOU THINK??? THIS IS GETTING VERY LONG!! NOW I'M GETTING AS EXCITED AS YOU DID!!
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