The copy I received was difficult to read. It starts out, “This indenture made the 27th day of December in the year of our Lord 1839 between William Brummett and Sarah his wife of the county and state of Missouri…” and appears to be about the sale of the southwest quarter of section 18 in township 59, Livingston County, Missouri to Noah R. Hobbs and a supporting paragraph stating Sarah’s support of the sale.
Other genealogists have told me a statement like this was taken to protect the wife’s dower rights; that she did not object to the sale of the land. That is so interesting! I love learning from other genealogists. Anyway, it’s interesting to think that William was about 44 years old, his wife Sarah Evans would have been around 30, and their daughter Mary Ann Brummett was about 8 years old at this time. William Brummett and Sarah Evans should have had 5 children by this time: An unknown child born 1830, my direct ancestor Mary Ann, Eliza Jane born 1833, Susan born 1836, and Henry born 1837.
As I was looking up the citation for this deed I came across the book online, page 17. There is a mention of a Joseph Evans as an attestant in 1840. I will have to get a copy of that deed.
It’s been two weeks since I sent for the Brummett Family Group Sheet from Yates Publishing. The check hasn’t been cashed and I’m a little concerned it might have gotten lost in the mail.