Deed from Eliot Cary to John Smith, Lempster, New Hampshire, 1798

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Deed of June 2nd, 1798, by which Eliot Cary, yeoman of Lempster (spelled "Lemster" in the deed), New Hampshire, transferred 136 acres of land in Lempster to John Smith of Marlow, New Hampshire. The land was sold for eight hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents ($833.33).

The seller is likely to be Elliot Cary.

John Smith was living in Marlow, New Hampshire at this time. According to accompanying documentation by Alven M. Smith, the land that John Smith purchased with this deed is the farm where John's son Christopher Smith moved at the time of his marriage and which became the birthplace of Christopher's son Alven Smith (grandfather of Alven M. Smith).

According to Dr. Dudley Beckwith Smith (1832-1910), quoted by Alven M. Smith in Descendants of John Smith of Lancaster, Massachusetts, the house on this farm "was a one-story house, about 25 or 27 by 15 divided into two rooms and a cubby-hole behind the chimney which occupied quite a part of the scanty space. The smaller of these two rooms was used for a bed-room and also a weaving room which must have left scarce space to turn in." He also said "The farm was very poor, wet, cold and stony."


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