Submitted By Tassy Guenther



This Indenture made and entered into this twenty fifth day of December 1840 witnesseth that I Malachi HEFFORD of the county of Gallatin and state of Illinois do hereby convey and confirm Peter GATES & his wife Siddey GATES of the county & state aforesaid all my right title & claim to a certain tract of land and parcel of land being & lying in the county of Gallatin State of Illinois being a part of the west half of the North West quarter of Section fifteen township 8 South, Range 7 East, & bounded as follows, first beginning on a Mulberry marked PG on the South side & MH on the north west side thence in a Southern direction so as to strike a large Black Oak marked on the east side P.G. & on the west side MH thence in that direction till it strikes my south line, thence East with said line to the corner, thence North with my north line parallel with the beginning corner, thence west to said beginning, for them the aforesaid Peter Gates & Siddey Gates his wife, & then assigns to have &to hold with all & singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging during the natural life of the aforesaid Peter & Siddey & after Siddey his wife, the title & rights to the aforesaid parcel and track of land is hereby conveyed to Burton HEFFORD son of this aforesaid Siddy GATES. Witness my hand & seal that day & date above written.


Malachi X Hefford (seal)



Wm Burnett