Below is transcribed a deed between Abraham DORLAND and my ancestor Philip
BELLIS. I'd like to find out details surrounding Abraham DORLAND's original
purchase of this land and from whence he originated. Could he possibly
belong to the DORLANDs who resided in Somerset Co., NJ?
DEED: Abraham DARLAND (Dorland) to Phillip BELLIS
25 January 1830 (One acre and a half and 30 poles on Somerset Creek)
Nicholas County Court Record Book I, page 7.
This Indenture, made this 25th day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand, eight hundred & thirty, between Abraham Dorland of the County
of Nicholas and the state of Kentucky of the one part, and Phillip Bellis of
the county and state aforesaid, of the other part, Witnesseth,
That the said Abraham Dorland for, and in consideration of the sum of
Thirty three Dollars and 75 cts. current money of the United States, to him
in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted,
bargained and sold, and by these presents, doth grant, bargain, sell &
convey to the said Phillip Bellis, his heirs and assigns forever, all that
tract or parcel of Land, situate, lying and being in the county of Nicholas,
on Somerset, containing one acre and a half and thirty poles, & bounded as
follows, to wit: Beginning at a stone and appletree (sic), corner to
Bellis, joining the mill yard, thence East twenty poles to a stake and
appletree, near a drain; thence North, twenty poles to a stake; thence West
to a sugar tree, stump or stake, seven poles; thence south twenty poles to
the beginning: To Have and To Hold the tract hereby conveyed, with all its
appurtenances, unto him, the said Phillip Bellis, his heirs and assigns
forever; and the said Abraham Dorland and Sally his wife, their heirs,
Executors and administrators doth, and will warrant and forever defend the
premises hereby conveyed, unto the said Phillip Bellis, his heirs and
assigns, against them, the said Abraham Dorland and Sally his wife, and his
heirs, and all, and every person, or, persons whatsoever, claiming under,
through or by them; but not against the claim or claims of any other person
or persons whatsoever.
In Witness whereof the said Abraham Dorland and Sally his wife have
hereunto set their hand and seals, the day and year first above written.
Abraham Dorland (his mark) (seal)
Sally Dorland (her mark) (seal)
See page 70 of this book for relinquishment of Dower.