Let's see, your family deeded land to the Websters and then the Websters deeded it
Check a couple of things.
Were the names *exactly* the same? Was there one less or one more person? Was one name
This procedure was/is used to clear a title or change the names on the title.
John Smith and his wife Joan own three acres of property.
Joan goes off to hunt lions in Africa, leaving John with several children to support.
John never gets a bill of divorcement, but Joan was nice enough to leave him a quit claim
deed to the
John "sells" the property to his trusted best friend/neighbor/brother-in-law Sam
Jones for $1. Sam, with
the papers right in front of him, sells the property right back to John. John, because he
is a smart man,
takes the two transactions and the quit claim deed right down to the courthouse and has
them filed. Joan
is out of the picture and off the title.
I can think of a dozen similar scenarios, that are still being done today. I wouldn't
want to predict the
events here, but this one will do for my creative writing class <G>.
Pat (in Tucson)
From: Fred Rump [mailto:FredRump@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 19:43
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>)
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
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
no particular reason. :-)
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