Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Alta Heiser Collection Index Vol. 4, January 1, 1948 & December 26, 1951. Owners had their land improved under contracts; and a comparison of cost is startling. Removed Fences. Mr. John Woods had a farm in Union Township, Butler County, Ohio with over one hundred acres but all was not under cultivation. Owners of farms who were not farmers had their land improved ready to sell at a profit. Agreement made between John Woods and Christopher Trine and Ruben Trine. John Woods leased to the Trine’s thirty acres of land of the west side of the tract of Section 10 for four years from 1st of March next. The Trine were to clear off the tract of thirty acres and to fence into three fields. The fences were to be well staked and ridered all of the timber fit for rails made into rails or to be left standing upon the ground. Trine’s were put up buildings in addition to the one they now occupied and to deliver to Mr. Woods one half of their crop raised upon the premises the last year except two acres were left to them. The Trine’s were to leave the premises in good order and repair at the end of the four years and have land fenced into three fields as stated above. All the valuable timber not used for making rails or for improving the premises were to be left growing on the premises. Mr. Wood reserved the use of two cribs now on said tract of land and if he sells said tract before the end of their contract he is to pay the Trine’s a reasonable sum for their labor deducting the sum by said Trine if they decided to have possession of the thirty acres. This agreement was on 12 November 1842. In On May 24, 1844, Mr. John Woods wrote to Mr. Christopher Trine that he had been told he had to removed fences along the land next to Patchells in Union Township in Butler County, Ohio, which he had no right to do. Mr. John Woods had already notified him that, according to their agreement, the lease was at an end and if he wished to stay he would have to get the right from Mr. Stites. He wrote: “If you come up Monday I will tell you how the matter can be arranged. If you remove any of the fences or let the cattle hogs or any animals run in the ground or injure the crops of others you will be liable for damages. Come up Monday and I will settle with matter with you for whatever you have a just claim.” Whether or not Mr. Trine went to Hamilton as invited, the final arrangements were not made until October 9, 1844, and where witnessed by Morton Irwin. the amount agreed upon as the value of improvements made over benefits received was $80.. Peaceable possession was to be given on December 1, 1844.

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