1829 Release, Daniel Korns to Jacob Cook, Somerset County, PA

The following transcript was provided to Korns.org courtesy of Margaret Gagliardi. This is the 1829 release by Daniel Korns of his 1/12 right to the property that is shown on the 1829 estate map on pages 32 and 33 of the 1949 book The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania ". The 1/12 right comes from him being one of twelve children of Michael Korn. This release is curious, because the property in question was not actualy sold at auction to Jacob Cook until June of the following year. Apparently Daniel sold his right to a portion of his father's property to Jacob Cook well before the court forced the sale of the property at auction. Daniel would have made more money if he had waited for the auction to occur.

When you look at the 1829 estate map, you will see a 178 acre tract and a 96 acre tract shown, which doesn't add up to the 284 acres recited in the release. In the 1830 deed to Jacob Cook, the larger tract is referred to as 188 acres, and I suspect that 188 acres is really the correct acreage.


Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Deed Book U, Page 953-954
Dated 7 Nov 1829, Recorded 3 Dec 1829


Know all men by these presents that I DANIEL KORNS of Southampton Township Somerset County and State of Pennsylvania one of heirs and Legal Representatives of MICHAEL KORNS Late of the same place deceased from and in consideration of the Sum of two hundred and fifty dollars Lawful Money of the United States to me in hand paid by JACOB COOK of the township county and State aforesaid at and before the ensealing and delivery hereof the Receipt whereof is being acknowledge have Granted, Bargained, Sold, Released and Confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain, sell release and confirm unto the Said JACOB COOK his heirs and assigns the one undivided twelfth part or all my share, right, title, interest property claim and demand whatsoever in to or out of two Certain plantations or tract of Land Situate in Southampton Township Somerset County in the State aforesaid Containing two hundred Eighty four Acres or thereabouts be the same more or Less adjoining Lands, of JOSEPH WITT, HENRY HOYMAN, RICHARD GAUMER and others it being the mansion place of the said deceased & the other tract of Land called GLAZES GLOSS? Adjoining DANIEL KORNS, JACOB COOK and others all Late the estate of the said MICHAEL KORNS deceased. Together with all and Singular the rights mentions and appurtenances thereunto belonging and the reversions and remainders, rents issue and profits thereof. To Have And To Hold the Said undivided twelfth part or Share of the two above Mentioned tracts of Land and premises hereby Bargained and Sold or Mentioned or _ so to be with the appurtenances unto the Said JACOB his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said JACOB COOK his Heirs and assigns forever and the Said DANIEL KORNS his heirs the said hereby granted Share and premises unto the Said JACOB COOK his heirs and assign against him the Said DANIEL KORNS and his heirs and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever claiming or to Claim by from or under him them or any of them Shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Seventh day of November in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.


Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us

Somerset County SS.
Be it remembered that on the day of the date of the foregoing deed personally came before me the Subscribers one of the commissioner Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Somerset aforesaid DANIEL KORNS the grantor therein mentioned and acknowledge the foregoing instrument of writing as for his act and deed and desired to be Recorded as such.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal.


Recorded 3 december 1829 A. OALE? Jr., Recorder


L. Dietle.
September, 2009

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