Jane, don't know if you've seen this yet (as this posting is a couple of years old), but this proves your point:
Columbia County Deeds
Deed: William McKelvy and wife to Jacob Leibey
This Indenture made the tenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Between William McKelvy of Bloomsburg in the County of Columbia and State of Pennsylvania, merchant, and Elizabeth his wife, of the one part and Jacob Leibey of Montour township in the county and state aforesaid, Farmer of the other part. Whereas the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by patent or grant under the great seal bearing date the seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, for the consideration therein mentioned, did grant and confirm unto Isaiah Willits and to his heirs and assigns, a certain tract of Land situate in Mahoning township Northumberland County (now Montour Township, Columbia County) by marks, and bounds in the same patent particularly described, containing one hundred forty four acres, sixty perches, and allowance of six per cent ..the appuntenances.. To hold the same to him, his heirs and assigns forever, as in and by the said recited patent, enrolled in Patent Book H No 8 page 208 relation being thereunto had, more fully and at large appears. By force and virtue of which said recited Patent or of some other good conveyances or assurances in its law duly had and executed the said Isaiah Willits became in his lifetime lawfully seized in his demesue, as of fee, of and in the said Tract of land with the appuntenances, and being as thereof seized, died intestate, leaving issue six children to wit: Elizabeth intermarried with the said William McKelvy; George H; John H; Townsend; Matilda; and Clinton, heirs of his Estate, __ Townsend, Matilda and Clinton have since died intestate, leaving no issue but leaving their Brothers John H. Willits and George H. Willits and sister Elizabeth intermarried as aforesaid survivors. And whereas the said John H. Willits made his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five, wherein and whereby amongst other things, he appointed the said William McKelvy Guardian of his daughter Matilda during her minority and also devised in the manner following "Whatever portion of the real estate of my deceased Father, Isaiah Willits (as the same had been appraised by the now appointed to appraise the real estate of said Father) may the allotted on the division as the share to which I would be entitled I do give and devise the same unto the said William McKelvy Guardian in trust to sell and convey the same (making always such provision for the securing out of the same the portion that my beloved mother is entitled to as widow of said Isaiah Willits as she and the said William McKelvy may think proper and necessary)either for cash or on credit: as in and by the said recited Will since his decease duly proved and remaining in the Registers Office at Danville …..And Whereas the said William McKelvy guardian as aforesaid by Indenture under his hand and seal bearing date the twelfth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, for the consideration there in mentioned did grant and confirm unto George H. Willits and to is heirs and assigns all the interest, right, title, claim and demand whatsoever in Law, Equity or otherwise which the said John H. Willits at the time of his death had in and to the said real estate of the said Isaiah Willits deceased and which the said John by Will as aforesaid devised to the said William McKelvy the same being one undivided third part of the estate of the said Isaiah Willits which … other lands included the above mentioned and described Tract containing one hundred and forty four acres six perches and allowance …To Hold the same to heir the George H. Willets his heirs and assigns forever, as in and by the said recited Indenture recorded in the Office for recording of Deeds, at Danville in and for the County of Columbia……And Whereas the said George H. Willits and Jane C. his wife ….bearing date the fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six for the consideration therein mentioned did grant and confirm unto the said William McKelvy and to his heirs and assigns, one undivided moiety or half part of all the interest which John H. Willits had in and to all the real estate of his father Isaiah Willits deceased which includes the one Hundred forty four acres sixty perches and allowance of land above mentioned and described …to William McKelvy…..and whereas by Indenture of Partition between the said George H Willets of one part and the said William McKelvy and Elizabeth his wife on the other part made bearing date the fourth day of August in year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight partition of the said real estate of the said Isaiah Willits deceased was made between the said parties. …the said tract of land was released to the said William McKelvy and Elizabeth his wife their heirs and assigns…..and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy nine dollars and seventy cents to them in had paid by the said Jacob Leiby at and before the ensealing and delivering hereof the receipt……released and confirm unto the said Jacob Leibey and to his heirs and assigns all that part piece or parcel of the above mentioned and described tract of land situate in Montour Township in the County of Columbia …..Beginning at a dead pine thence to land of George Hefley south seventy seven and three quarter degrees west forty tow perches to a post then to land of the said Jacob Leibey north seventy nine and a quarter degrees west, ninety three perches and seven tenths to a stone Thence to land of Leonard Lazarus south eleven and three quarters degrees east thirty six perches and seven tenths to a stone, Thence by land of Jacob Hinebach, Solomon Knorr, heirs of William Liner? And Henry Knun North seventy seven and five eighth degrees east, one hundred and thirty nine perches and six tenths to a black oak ..Thence by the remaining part of the tract of which this is a part south eighteen and three quarter degrees west thirty four perches to the place of beginning containing twenty nine acres and one hundred fifty two perches of land ..Together with all and singular other the houses, out houses, buildings, farm stables, ways woods, waters, water? ……and also all the estate right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of them the said William McKelvy and Elizabeth… Signed and sealed by William McKelvy and Elizabeth McKelvy in present of W. G. Hurley and Tho. Painter.
Columbia County Deed Vol. 18/529
I am trying to establish the parentage of a Mary Willits in Columbia/Montour Counties who married John J. McKee in 1840 and wondered if there was a connection.
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