Deed of McCulloh Street Property to Keating Children (2 December 1897)

Katie Counihan and others to

John W. Keating and others

Deed.Filed and Recorded Dec. 2d 1897 @ 1.40 P.M.

This deed made this 29th day of March in the year One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven by Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband, Mary E. Cronin and Patrick Cronin, her husband of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, Julia A. Keating whose religious name is Sister M. Euphrasia of the town of Seattle in the State of Washington and Theresa G. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Cyprian of the City of New York in the State of New York and Julia Keating the widow of John C. Keating, late of Allegany County, deceased, parties of the first part and John W. Keating, Thomas P. Keating, and Agnes C. Keating of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, parties of the second part. Whereas a certain John C. Keating, recently departed this life, intestate siesed and possessed of the seal estate hereafter described, and leaving surviving him a widow the said Julia Keating, and the following heirs at law. Katie Counihan, Mary E. Cronin, Julia A. Keating, Theresa G. Keating, Thomas P. Keating, Agnes C. Keating and John W. Keating to whom the said Real Estate descended, and whereas the parties of the second part have agreed to purchase from the parties of the first part all their interest in and to said Real Estate. Now therefore this deed witnesseth, that in consideration of the premises and the payments by the parties of the second part to the the parties of the first part of the sum of One Thousand two hundred Dollars ($1,200.00) the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband, Mary E. Cronin and Patrick Cronin her husband, Julia A. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Euphrasia, Theresa G. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Cyprian and Julia Keating the widow of the late John C. Keating do grant and convey unto the said John W. Keating, Agnes C. Keating, and Thomas P. Keating.

All their right title and interest in and to All that piece or parcel of land situated and lying in the town of Frostburg, Allegany County in the State of Maryland which is particularly described as follows: All that piece or parcel of land lying and being in Allegany County and State of Maryland and situated near the town of Frostburg, it being a part of a tract of land called “The Hotel” and was[?] particularly described by and contained within the following courses and distances to wit: Beginning at a stake standing on the Southwest side of the road  leading from the National Turnpike to the “Allegany Cemetery” and also of the end of the first line of that part of the “Hotel”, sold by the said Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to Robert C. Paul and running thence with said road. North twenty five degrees West one hundred and thirty three feet to the intersection of McCulloh Street and with it North sixty nine feet to the Alley intersecting with said street thence South twenty nine degrees West four hundred and ninety feet to a fence standing on a line of that part of the “Hotel”sold by Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to John Bone thence with said fence South sixty one degrees East one hundred and fifty eight feet to the end of the second line of the aforesaid Robert D. Paul’s Lot and reversing said line North fifty seven and one half degrees East four hundred and sixty four and one half feet to the place of beginning. Containing three and one tenth acres.

Saving and excepting from the operation of this deed all the large vein of coal which may be under the aforesaid lot or parcel of land as heretofore sold and conveyed by George McCulloh andthe aforementioned Mary McCulloh his wife and being the same piece or parcel of land which was conveyed by Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to John Keating, by deed dated June the Seventh One thousand eight hundred and seventy four and recorded in Liber J. L. No. 43 folio 40, one of the Land Records of Allegany County.

Together with the improvements thereon and the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. So have and to hold the above granted property unto the said John W. Keating, Agnes C. Keating and Thomas P. Keating as tenants in common their heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.

As witness our hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Testas to Katie Counihan
and John Counihan her
husband and Julia Keating
Test: Benj. JenkinsTestas to Mary E. Cronin and
Patrick Cronin her husband
Isaac A. Cavanagh

Testas to Theresa G. Keating, whose
religious name is Sister M.
Cyprian
M. J. Coran

Testas to Julia A. Keating, whose
religious name is Sister M.
Euphrasia
Charles W. Turner

Mrs. Katie Counihan (seal)John Counihan (seal)

Julia (her X mark) Keating (seal)

Mary E. Cronin (seal)

Patrick Cronin (seal)

Teresa G. Keating (seal)

Julia A. Keating (seal)

State of Maryland

Allegany County to wit: I hereby certify that on this 29th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for Allegany County personally appeared Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband and Julia Keating and acknowledged the aforegoing deed to be their respective act and deed.

Benj. Jenkins

Justice of the Peace

Source: Allegany County Circuit Court (Land Records) [MSA CE 78-75] 82, pp. 0338-340. Printed: 05/13/2008. Image available as of 01/25/2005.

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