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Date: 1899 Oct 23
Deed Book No. X-32-120
Seller: Richard B.Pullan
Buyer: Theodore V. A. Trotter ($12000.00--same as deed N-25-211 1890)
Size: 53 and 241100 acres
Location: Lands on west side of Lincoln Street and south side of Harrison Ave., this was the original land owned by Rufus Harrison who willed it to Demas and Rufus F. Harrison. Rufus F. Harrison lived in the house on this property (the house fronted on Harrison Ave.) until he sold it to Pullan. He then moved to the house now located at No. 23 Lincoln St, where he lived till his death in 1907. Pullan owned this land from 1890 to 1899 the date of this sale to Troffer.
Description: "Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Lincoln Avenue, as opened through the lands Rufus F. Harrison with the center line of the road formerly known as the Swamp Road, now called Harrison Avenue; thence running along the line of said Swamp Road north 58deg.15min.west 453 ft. and 3 inches to an angle; thence further along the same 45deg.15min. west 327ft 10 inches to another angle; thence still further along the same north 44deg.10min. west 1032ft. 9 in. to land formerly of Henry F. Harrison, thence along the line of said land south 47deg.47min. west 1192ft.6in. to land of Rubin S. Cobb thence along line of said Cobb and William Davenport south 39deg. 54min. east 1330ft. 4in. to land of Jackson Hier (originally Isaac Hier's land-1822-LAR); thence along his line north 48deg.46min. east 243ft.8in.; thence further along the same south 49deg.3min. east 635ft. Bin. thence still further along the same south 77deg_ 15min. east 26ft_6in. thence still further along the same north 88deg.14min. east 123 ft. to the center of Lincoln Street as above mentioned; thence along said line north 32deg.16min. east 314 ft. Bin. to an angle; thence further along the same north 32deg.45min. east 717ft.10in. to the place of beginning.
Containing 53 acres and 24/100 of an acre, strict measure according to a map of land of Rufus F. Harrison made by James Owen LE. in 1890. The party of the first part is to retain possession of the herby conveyed premises, until the 31st. day of March 1900 as tenant of the party of the second part, and may take therefrom all growing crops, without payment of rent."
Rufus F. Harrison to Richard B. Pullan N-25-211 1890
Richard B. Pullan to T. V. A. TrotterX-32-120 1899
Original Rufus Harrison House on Harrison Avenue, looking west, below what is now Lincoln Street. Harrison Ave. was then called "Swamp Road"
Photo Courtesy-Roseland Historical Society.