Power of Attorney Given Benjamin Kirby of Talbot Co., MD
Settlement of John Prouse Sr. Estate
  July 12,1853

Transcribed and submitted by: Randy Prouse

Power of Attorney given Benjamin Kirby of Talbot Co., MD
Settlement of John Prouse Sr Estate     
July 12,1853
Index: PRPO033    P.  650

Thomas F Garey Clk    }  Be it remembered that on the   twelfth day of July in the year of our God
Caroline County to wit: }  one thousand eight hundred and fifty three came Benjamin Kirby of Talbot County and brought a Power of  Attorney with two endorsements thereon and prayed to have the same enrolled among the records of Caroline County and on the same day and year aforesaid the same Power of Attorney and endorsements were enrolled as follows to wit:

Know all men by these presents that we Frisby W Yoe who is a son of Rachel Yoe deceased and Mary Yoe his wife of the County of Talbot of the State of Maryland our attorney for us and in our names to bargain all and convey in fee simple by deed of general warranty for such price upon such terms of credit and to such person or persons as he shall think fit the whole or any part of the real estate which has descended to us from John Prouse Senior deceased which real estate lies in the County of Caroline in the state of Maryland being the farm on which said John Prouse deceased last dwell.  We also constitute and appoint the said Benjamin Kirby our attorney for us and in our names and for our use to collect by suit or otherwise and upon payment to him to receipt for [by abuse] under real or otherwise all debts and demands whatsoever due and owing to us in the State of Maryland and especially all due which we are interested in connection with the estate of John Prouse deceased late of Caroline County in the State of Maryland whatsoever our true attorney shall lawfully due in the premises we do hereby confirm all bargains receipts for purchase money agreements and deed as shall be made execution or acknowledge in the premises by our said attorney the same as if we were personally present and did the same in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal this 30th day of April AD 1853

Frisby W Yoe [Seal]
Mary Yoe [Seal]
executed in presence of L A Griswold A.V. Griswold  The State of Ohio  Marion County Ss
Be it remembered that on the 30th day of April 1853 Frisby W Yoe and Mary Yoe his wife came before the said subscriber a Justice of the peace in and for said County and acknowledge that they executed this the above power of attorney freely and the said Mary Yoe being at the same time examined by me separate and apart from her said husband and the contents of said instrument made known to her by me she then individually declared that she did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same that she is still satisfied there with  30th day of April AD 1853.
L A Griswold JP the State of Ohio Marion County Ss

I John R Knapp Jt Clerk of the court of common pleas of the county of Marion and state aforesaid do hereby certify that the within named  L A Griswold is a regular active Justice of the Peace within and for said County duly commissioned as such by the Governor of the state aforesaid and that the signature is genuine  In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of said court at Marion this 27 day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.

Jno R Knapp Jt Clk. C.P.

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