Thank You Dorothy,
Here is the Deed for the Newberry Property - the structure on the
property being the former Old Highland/North Highlands Methodist
Episcopal Church. I have a picture of the building as it appears now and
soon hope to have a picture of how it appeared in the late 1800's with
the Steeple attached. Will be glad to send pictures to those interested
if they will e-mail me privately. I would also be interested in
corresponding with Descendants of any persons referenced in this Deed.
Putnam County Deed
Frances Morse, Grantor
Ronald Newbery [sic] & Wife, Clara F.
This indenture made this _____ day of May, nineteen hundred and
Frances Morse, residing at (no number) Fishkill Road, Cold Spring, New
Party of the first part and
Ronald Newbery and Clara F. Newbery, his wife, both residing at Box 67,
R D#1, Cold Spring, New York,
Party of the second part,
that the party of the first part, in consideration of Ten and No/100
lawful money of the United States, paid by the party of the second part,
does hereby grant and release unto the party of the second part, the
heirs or successors and assigns of the party of the second part forever,
All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and
improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the
See Schedule "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof.
All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and
improvements thereon erected, which is described in a deed from The
North Highlands Methodist Church (otherwise known as Old Highland
Methodist Episcopal Church) to Arthur S. Herz, dated the 29th day of
September, 1949 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of
Putnam on the 17th day of October, 1949 in Liber 370 of deeds on page
152, and which is bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at the north west corner of lot on the east side of the post
Road and one chain and twenty-five links from the North West corner of
the Meeting House then South sixty, eight degrees and a half East one
chain by the land of Ebenizer [sic] Lobdell to a stake and stones then
sought twelve degrees west two chain and twenty links to a stake and
stone adjoining the land of Harry Lobdell then, west by the land of said
one chain and thirty links from the South West corner of the Meeting
House thence northerly along the post Road two chain and sixty links to
the place of beginning, containing one quarter of an acre and five
perches of land be the same more or less.
Also all that lot of land situate in the Town of Philipstown, County of
Putnam, State of New York, which in a deed from Elisha Gaudineer and
Charles T. Brewster, executors of William Lobdell to the trustees of
the Old Highland Methodist Episcopal Church dated the 4th day of May,
1857 was bounded and described as follows.
Beginning at the south east corner of the Methodist Meeting House ground
and running thence form [sic] to a stake set on the land formerly
belonging to Ebenizer Lobdell, now deceased, then easterly with said
Lobdell's land, now deceased, then easterly with said Lobdell's Land to
the post road, then southerly as the road runs to said Lobdell land
again, then westerly to the place of beginning, containing one-quarter
of an acre of land be the same more or less.
And also, all that lot of land situate in the Town of Philipstown,
County of Putnam, State of New York, which in a deed from Samuel W.
Adams and Sarah, his wife, to the trustees of the Old Highland Methodist
Episcopal Church, dated August 24, 1868 was bounded and described as
Beginning at a stone on the easterly side of the Post Road and eighty
six links south of the Methodist Meeting House, then south five degrees
east 2 chains 55 links, forty-nine and half degrees east one chain,
seven links to a wild cherry tree, then sought sixty nine degrees east
two chains sixty links to land of David Hustis, then north eleven
degrees west four chains thirty-five links by land of David Hustis to
the Meeting House grounds; then west two chains fifty seven links by the
said Meeting House grounds to the place of beginning.
Excepting and reserving therefrom [sic] all that certain lot or parcel
of land situate in the Town of Philipstown, aforesaid which in a
conveyance by the North Highland Methodist Church a/k/a Old Highland
Methodist Episcopal Church to Samuel J. MacAllister was bounded and
described as follows:
Beginning at a point on the easterly side of the Old New York Albany
Post Road, said point being the southwesterly corner of land conveyed to
party of the first part by Elisha Gardineer and Chas. T. Brewster as
executors of William Lobdell, deceased, by deed bearing date of May 4,
1857, filed in Putnam County Clerk's Office in Liber 111 of deeds at
page 5, thence S. 85° 48' 40" East 166.97 feet along other land of the
party of the first part, to the westerly side of Old State Highway Route
9; thence S. 2° 44' East along the westerly side of said State Highway
271.83 feet; thence N. 64° 25' 25" West 132.96 feet to a point on the
easterly side of the Old New York - Albany Post Road; thence North 34°
57' 40" West 83.12 feet along the easterly side of the Old Post Road to
a maple tree; thence North 17° 59' West 74.27 feet along the easterly
side of said Post Road to a maple tree; thence North 9° 52' 50" East
64.11 feet along the easterly side of said Post Road to the point and
place of Beginning.
[Boiler Plate Here - not Transcribed]
In Witness Whereof, the party of the first part has duly executed this
deed the day and year first above written.
Frances Morse [her signature]
Notary Public Peter P. Tavolacci 4 May 1979
Recorded 9 May 1979 2:22 PM Putnam County Clerk's Office
Transfer Tax Paid $44.00
[Research and Transcription by V. Buechele, P O Box 243, Pleasant
Valley, NY 12569 - 845-452-6417 - March 2003]
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That's a great letter. I hope it receives some positive results.