I have several deeds like this between my father and his father. You
probably won't ever find the reasons. The reason they appear to be done at
the same time, is they were recorded at the same time. That doesn't mean
they were written at the same time. Few people bothered to go to the
courthouse to record a deed, unless there was a good reason to do so. (The
grantor didn't want to pay taxes, etc.)
Teresa Ghee Elliott
Any information I give that you can't find in your version of TMG 5.14 is
probably due to customization on my part.
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From: Fred Rump [mailto:FredRump@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: [DMU] Re: DEED-MAPPER-USERS-D Digest V04 #31
On 23 Jul 2004 at 11:55, Teresa Ghee Elliott wrote:
Yes, my parents and grandparents did that all the time. There were
various reasons for doing it. (All legal, I might add. <G>) One good
reason would be each child was given two acres when they married.
Grandpa gave the oldest child two acres when he had his first child.
But suddenly, the last child marries, and grandpa is out of land. The
last child is going to live in the home of the oldest child, who has
now moved to a bigger house on the second set of land. So the oldest
child sells the land to grandpa, who then gives it to the youngest
Yes but these are different people involved, right? My people are
identical. In my case the answer is probably behind finding out who
these Webster people were who were deeded a property which they
then deeded right back. The whole thing was done in one swoop.
maybe there was money involved which I should be able to find in
either a will or a mortgage.
In any case, none of this is critical information to me. It's just that I
want to know. Typical genealogist in action trying to solve a puzzle for
no particular reason. :-)
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it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain (1835 -
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