Estate of Adam Rouzer (deceased, 1 of 2)
Jonathan Phillips Exr. et. al.
to
John R. Thompson

This Indenture Made the first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two.. Between Jonathan Phillips, Executor of Adam Rouzer, deceased, Richard Anderson and Mary Emma Anderson his wife of East Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylavnia, George W. Thompson Pittsburgh (unmarried) Wm F. K. Thompson Pittsburgh (unmarried) Eleanor S. Thompson (single) Pittsburgh, Sarah Alice Thompson (single) Pittsburgh and Harry M. Thompson and Edward Thompson minor children by their Guardian The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh, all of the County of alleghenny and State of Pennsylvania parties of the first part, and John R. Thompson of Moon Township, County and State aforesaid, parties of the second part: Witnesseth, That the said of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Three Thousand ($3000.00) Dollars, lawful money of the United States of America, unto them well and truly paid by the said, party of the second part at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff, release, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, forever. All that certain tract of land situate in Moon Township, Alleghany County, State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stone on the Beaver Road, thence north twenty nine and one forth degrees east one hundred five and one tenth perches (N. 29 1/4o E. 105.1 P) to a stone; thence north 78 1/2 o  75 and one half (75 1/2) perches to a white oak; thence south 48 1/2 o East thirty-four and eight tenths (34.8) perches to a white oak; thence north 18 o east twenty-three and four tenths (23.4) perches to a stone; thence north 70 o west sixty and nine tenths (60.9) perches to a stone formerly an ironwood; thence north 23 o east ninety nine (99) perches to a stone formerly a Black Oak; thence South 60 o west one hundred (100) perches to a stone; thence South 47 o west sixty seven (67) perches to a Dogwood, thence South 65 o west sixty-six and four tenths (66.4 perches to a White Oak; thence South 74 o west forty six and five tenths (46.5) perches to a stone; thence South 50 1/4 o east seventy-eight (78) perches to a stone; and thence south 50 1/2 o east fifty and four tenths (50.4) perches to the place of beginning. Containing  one hundred and seven acres, two roods and fifteen perches strict measure. Being the same which Phillip Rouzer by his last will and testament of record in the Register’s Office of Allegheny County, PA. in Will Book, vol. 8 page 20 devised to Adam Rouser for Life and at his death to the children of Phillip Rouser, Jr. and to the children of Alexander Rouser, share and share alike, the said Alice Thompson, decedent above named being one of the two children of the said Phillip Rouser, Jr. and being the same farm which Adam Rouzer by his last will and testament duly probated and registered in Will Book, Volumne 49 page 520 wherein and whereby he devised said farm to Jonathan Phillips his Executor to be by him sold and this deed is joined in by said Executor and the said Thompson’s to adjust and quiet the title in the purchasee John R. Thjompson. Together with all and singular, the improvements, ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatever, of the said parties of the first part, in law, equity, or otherwise howsoever, of, in, and to the same and every part thereof. To Have and To Hold the said described land the hereditaments and premises hereby granted, or mentioned, and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, Forever. And Jonathan Phillips, Mary Emma Anderson, George W. Thompson, Wm. F. K. Thompson, Helen S. Thompson, Sarah Alice Thompson & The Safe Deposit & Trust Co. Guardian of Harry M & Edward Thompson the said parties of the first part, for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators, do by thse presents covenant, grant and agree to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that they the said parties of the first part, their heirs, all and singular the hereditaments and premises herein above described and granted, or mentioned and intended so to be, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against them the said parties of the first part, and theirs heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof, by through from or render them or any of them shall and will Warrant and Forever Defend.
 

 Estate of Adam Rouzer (deceased, 2 of 2)

Safe Deposit & Trust Co. Guardian
to
Jonathan Phillips

This Indenture Made the Twenty-fifth day of June in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred (1900) Between The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Pennsyulvania, Guardian of the Estate of Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer, minor children of David D. Rouzer, deceased, party of the first part, and Jonathan Phillips of Moon Township, county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, party of the second part.  Whereas, at an orphans court held at the City of Pittsburgh, County and State aforesaid on the 13th day of June A.D 1900, the petitions of the said Margaet Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer the minor children above named, by their Guardian The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was presented, setting forth that Phillip Rouzer, late of Moon Township, said County and State, died testate on the x day of x 185x his last will being dated January 22nd, 1853 and is as follows:-- “I give and bequeath unto my son Adam Rouzer and his heirs the farm on which I now live with the appurtenances, lying chiefly north of the Beaver road, running from a stone corner on the line of James Ewing’s land land along the line of Margaret Sutton’s land and continuing along said Beaver Road to Sampsons, now Phillips’ land, and including all on the northern side of this line, but should the said Adam Rouzer die without issue, then my will is and I do order, that at the death of the said Adam Rouzer and the death of hi wife, the land hereby bequeathed to him shall descend  to the children of Philip Rouzer, Jr. and to the children of Alex Rouzer, share and share alike, as tenants in cmmon and not as joint tenants”. Adam Rouzer survived his wife and died testate Nov. 11th, 1895 devising said farm thus:- “Item third My will is, that all my estate both personal and real and of whatever kind and nature to be sold by my hereinafter named executors at the best possible price either at private or public sale for the best price or prices that can be gotten for the same and by proper deed of conveyance to be duly executed to the purchaser in fee simple and when the whold of my estate shall be turned into money, then I will and direct that same shall be divided into two parts equally, one part I give and bequeath to the Free Will Baptist and to be used by the said denomination for the spread and furtherance of the gospel; the other half to be given to the Methodist Episcopal church and to be used by sasid denomination for the spread and furtherance of the gospel” That David D. Rouzer, one of the children of Alexander Rouzer aforesaid , died October 17th, 1888 leaving a widow and three children, namely Mary Clark Gillespie of full age, Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer, minors aforesaid, the interest of each being an undivided 1/12. That Jonathan Phillips, had made an offer of $100.00 for each of said minors interest, which under the circumstances was to their interest to accept; and praying for an order decreeing a private sale.  Whereupon the court after due consideration made the order as prayed for.
 In pursuance whereof the said party of the first part Guardian of Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer did on the x day of June AD 1900 sell the interest of said minors to said Jonathan Phillips for $200.00, being $100.00 for each interest which sale upon the report thereof, made to the Judges of the said Court, on the x day of x AD 18xx, was confirmed; and it was considered and adjudged by the said court that the same should be and remain firm and stable, forever, as by reference to the records and proceedings of the said Court, at No. 163 of June Term, A.D. 1900,m will more fully and at large appear. Now this Indenture Witnnesseth, That the said party of the first part The Safe Deposit & Trust Company of Pittsburgh, Guardian for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred Dollars (that is One hundred dollars to each minor) lawful money of the United States of America , unto it in hand paid by the said party of the second part (Jonathan Phillips) at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, has granted bargained sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed, and by these presents (by virtue of the aforesaid order of Court and pursuant to the directions thereof,) does grant bargain, sell, alien, enfeoffed, release, and confirm, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns. All the right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of the parties of the first part and each of them of, in and to all that certain tract of land, situate in Moon Township, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsytlvania, bounded and described as follows:- Being the farm lying chiefly north of the Beaver Road, running from a stone corner on the line of James Ewing’s Land along the line of Margaret Suttons Land and continuing along the line of Margaret Sampsons, now Phillip’s line and including all on norther side of this line and more particularly described as beginning at a point in the Beaver road in Moon Township, said County and State at corner of lands of Jonathan Phillips, Samuel Stewart and William McIllwayne; thence northerly along the line of the Beaver Road to land lately owned by James Ewing, now D. King; thence northeasterly along the line of said King and land of McClinton and lands of N. Nolte; thence along the land of Robert Wilson’s heirs and thence along the land of John Ewing and thence along line of land William McIllwayne and Jonathan Phillips to the corner in the Beaver Road at the place of beginning, containing one hundred Acres and allowance.

 The said two named minor children are the two of the three children of David D. Rouzer, who with William A. Rouzer were the only children of Alexander Rouzer named in Philip Rouzers will as hereinbefore recited. William A. Rouzer is still living but David D. Rouzer died on the 17th of October, 1888, leaving three children, the two minors above named, and Mary Clark Rouzer, now intermarried with Samuel Crawford Gillespie, who have agreed to convey their interest on the same termes and price.

 For Orphans Court proceedings see No. 163 June Term, 1900.

  Together with all and singular, the ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof; and also all the estate, right, title, interest, use trust, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever of Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer, minors as aforesaid in law, equity or otherwise howsoever, of, in, to or out of the same. To Have and To Hold the said right, title, interest and claim in the land and hereditaments and premises hereby granted and released, or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Jonathan Phillips, his heirs and assigns, to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said Jonathan Phillips, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh Guardians as aforesaid, does covenant promise and agree to and with the said Jonathan Phillips, his heirs and assigns, by these presents , that it, the said  The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittgsburgh, Guardians as aforesaid, has not done, commited, or knowingly or willingly suffered to be done or committed , any act, matter or thing whatsoever, whereby the premises hereby granted, or any part thereof, is, are, shall or may be impeached, charged or encumbered in title, charge estate or otherwise howsoever.  In Testimony Whereof, the said party of the first part has hereunto affixed its common and coporale seal, and has caused these presents to be signed by its President and attested by its Secretary the day and year first above written..

Sealed and delivered in presende of L. R. McMorran

The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh, Guardian of the Estate of Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer minor children of David D. Rouzer decd.
By A.E. W. Painter, President
Attst:  G. L. Rodgers Asst Secy.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania County of Allegheny } On this 25th day of June A.D. 1900, before me the, the subscriber, a Notary Public, in and for said County personally appeared G. L. Rodgers who being duly sworn, according to law, says that he is Asst Secy of the above named corporation, The Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Pittsburgh, Guardian of Margaret Davidson Rouzer and John Clyde Rouzer that he was personally present at the execution of the above indenture and saw the common and corporate seal of the said corporation duly affixed thereto, that the seal so affixed thereto is the common and corporate seal of the said corporation, that the said Indenture was duly signed, sealed, and delivered by, and as, and for the act and deed of said corporation, as such Guardian, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and that the names of this deponent as Assistant Secretary and of A. E. W. Painter as President of the said corporation, subscribed to the abov e intentures in attestation of the due execution and delivery, are of their, and each of their own proper and respective handwritings.
Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year aforesaid. Witness my hand and Notarial seal.
Robt G. Moore
Notary Public
Recorded December 2, 1902

 

 

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