Windsor, VT Land Records Vol. 4 pgs. 441 & 442
Elisha Dake & Wife to George E. Pierce
Know all men by these Presents that we Elisha Dake and Sarah A. Dake, wife of said Elisha, of West Windsor in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont for the consideration of Four Thousand dollars paid to our full satisfaction by George E. Pierce of West Windsor in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont have and by these presents do freely give, grant, sell convey and confirm unto the said Pierce, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece of land lying and being in West Windsor in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, described as follows viz:
Being the home farm of the said Elisha and Sarah A. Dake reserving the Wood lot from the West End of the farm and is bounded as follows. South by the highway and land of Norman Perkins, Leonard Perkins and Zenas Kingsbury, West by the Wood lot of said Dake, North by land of Allen Harlow and the Donoghue girls, Willard Mansfield and John Hastings, and East by land of James Winn and Charles L. Lumbard containing one hundred and eightly acres more or less. The South half of the fence between the Wood lot of said Dake and the Farm to be built by said Dake and the remainder by said Pierce. Reserving to said Elisha Dake and Sarah A. Dake an estate for their lives and for the life of the survivor of them, the said Pierce to pay them and the survivor of the two hundred and forty dollars yearly, so long as they or either of them may live the first payment to be April 1st 1870 and annually thereafter and long as either shall live and at the decease of both to pay one thousand dollars to each of the children of said Elisha and Sarah A. Dake viz: Ellen M. English, wife of John English of Newbury, VT., Mrs. Lucy Sprague of Weathersfield, and Sophronia E. Pierce, wife of said George E. Pierce and Henry H. Dake of Weathersfield and in case of the death of any of said children, then to their heirs and on payment of said annual rent and of said sum of Four thousand dollars, as aforesaid, this reservation shall cease, and the full title rest in said George E. Pierce said Pierce to pay all taxes on said farm hereafter assessed. George Russells land bounds for a short distance on the South and Giles Waits land for a short distance on the West.
To have and to hold, the above granted and bargained premises, with all the priviledges and appurtenances thereof to the said George E. Pierce, his heirs and assigns, to his and their own use and behoof forever, and I the said Elisha Dake for myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant with the said George E. Pierce, his heirs and assigns that until the ensealing of these presents, I am the sole owner of the premises and that they are free from every incumbrance, and I hereby engage to Warrant and Defend the same against all lawful claims whatsoever. The premises to be the property of said George E. Pierce after each and all of above named sums are paid.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this Fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
J. B. Farnsworth
Elisha Dake L.S.
S. C. Kitteridge
Sarah A. Dake L.S.
State of Vermont
At Windsor this seventeenth day of April
Elisha Dake and Sarah A. Dake personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument by them sealed and subscribed to be their free act and deed
Before m Jonathan B. Farnsworth , Justice of the Peace
Received the foregoing instrument in this Office for the record April 20th A.D. 1869 at five and one half o'clock P.M. and made a true record and I hereby certify that U.S. Rev. Stamps to the amount of four dollars were affixed to said instrument and were duly cancelled.
Attest A. F. Robinson Town Clerk