East Hartford, Connecticut deed. 30 acres with dwelling house and barn on land bounded by land owned by Peros [?] Comstock, John Riley, William H. Hills, Anson Forbes, George May, etc. Witnesses Nancy Olmsted, Giles Olmsted. JP Giles Olmsted. HISTORICAL NOTE: Captain Samuel Brewer (1776-1847): one of the largest landowners in the town with holdings totaling some 3,000 acres in Hartford and East Hartford, much of it sold between 1830 and 1850. Established sizeable tobacco plantation in the Hockanum area and traded cigars in New York for dry goods and rum sold in his store in East Hartford. Served three terms as town selectman, four terms as state representative, and was one of five members of the building committee for the East Hartford Congregational Church erected at Church Corners in 1836. Original document. Signatories and interesting content noted. Scanner crops off a bit of the bottom. Folded as can be seen in the scan. Some foxing. Paper quite strong, not brittle. Very good or better; defects noted. If none noted, none present.
Title: 1833 deed Edward Forbes-Samuel Brewer CT
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Seller ID: 1119308