While brother Peter was taking care of his part of the inheritance another deed was being created to cover more of the heirs of Peter Spracklin, the father.
On 29 October, 1847 John Spracklin of Knox County headed up a deed that partitioned another 80 acres of land to brother Alfred. Those involved were: John Sprackin, Lydia Sprackin, Elias Myers, Parmelia Myers, Sylvanus Cook, Ann Cook, George Spracklin and Arola Spracklin and last Betty Spracklin.
John Spracklin & Others, To Deed – Alfred Spracklin
Know all men by these presents that we John Spracklin and Lydia his wife of the county of Knox and Elias Myers and Permelia his wife of the County of Marion, Sylvanus Cook and Ann his wife of the County of Hardin, George Spracklin and Elroloa his wife of the County of Hardin and Betty Spracklin of this County of Hardin all by the State of Ohio fore and in consideration of the sum Two hundred and fifty dollars paid in hand by Alfred Spracklin of Hardin County in the State of Ohio do hereby revise release and forever quit claim made the said Alfred Spracklin’s his heirs and assigns forever all and right title interest and estate legal and equitable in the following premise with appurtenances situate in the County of Hardin and State of Ohio being the west half of the south-east quarter of Section twelve in the Fractional Township No. five South of Range No. Twelve containing eighty acres be the same more or less.
In testimony whereof we have herewith set our hand and seals this 29th day of Oct. A.D. 1847.
Executed in the presence of us: Attest Ephraim McLain, Elizabeth Lawrence, Solomon Spracklin, Daniel D. Spracklin.
Signed by John Spracklin (Seal)
Lydia Spracklin (Seal)
Elias Myers (Seal)
Parmelia A. Myres (Seal)
Sylvanus Cook (Seal)
Ann Cook (Seal)
George Spracklin (Seal)
Aroa Spracklin (Seal)
Betty (her mark) Spracklin (Seal)
The State of Ohio Marain County SS: Before me Ephraim McLain a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared the within named Elias Myers and Permelia his wife, Sylvanus Cook and Ann his wife, George Spracklin and Arloa his wife and Betty Spracklin an acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within deed to be their voluntary act the same time examined by me separate and apart from their said husbands and the contents of the said instrument made known to them by me they declared that they did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledged the same and that they are still satisfied therewith this twenty night day of Oct. A.D. 1847.
State of Ohio Knox County ss: Before me C.M. Eaton a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared the within name John Spracklin and Lydia his wife, and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within deed to be their voluntary act and deed and the said Lydia Spracklin being examined apart from the said husband by me and the contents of the said instrument made known to her by me did then declare of the same to be her voluntary act and deed and that she is still satisfied therewith. Acknowledged before me this 27th day of March A.D. 1848.
Received Nov. 7th 1848 ____________
Source: Hardin County Register of Deeds, John Spracklin et. al. to Alfred Spracklin, FHL#91386 Law Record, Vol. I (not J), page 281.
This deed is a copy from the court clerk’s book and not the original but it is still of great value for us to see the names together and the spouses listed along with the location. There is so little documentation for Lydia wife of John Spracklin but here is another act of hers. We have Betty Spracklin, wife of Peter Spracklin the deceased, participating in the selling of the land. We also see that grandsons Daniel and Solomon give witness with their Aunt Elizabeth Lawrence. This is truly a wonderful source.