Hilma M. Lundblad - Charles Gustafson - Deed

Land Deed

Hilma M. Lundblad and Charles Gustafson

In 1908, Hilma M. Lundblad and her husband Charles Gustafson own this house and the tens acres on which it sits. The Peed Family own the home in 1910. The picture to the left shows the Peeds standing in front of their house. By 1921, Mr. and Mrs. O. Gustafson and son Oscar Gustafson (Silverhill's photographer for a short time) own the home and sell it to the Covenant Church to be a parsonage. The house never had the chance to be used as a parsonage. The church could not afford to bring the pastor's family to Silverhill, so the paster left and the church sold the house in 1922. By 1962, the home was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Racine and family. Since 1993 it has been owned by Collins and Judy Wynn.

Click here to see another view of the same home in 1910 and 2003.

The following is a copy of the upper portion of page 152, Deed Book 13, Baldwin County, Alabama. It involves a residence located at 16220 Silverhill Avenue, Silverhill, Alabama currently owned (since 1993) by Collins and Judy Wynn. For some reason this document transfers ownership of 10 acres from the husband and wife to the husband alone for the payment of $1000,00 to the husband and wife together, perhaps for tax or inheritance reasons. Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson were leading citizens of Silverhill.

THIS INDENTURE, Made the 27th day of March 1908, between
Hilma M. Lundblad, and Charles Gustafson, her husband, of Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama, of the first part, and Charles Gustafson, of the second part; Witnesseth that the parties of the first part, in consideration of One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars, hereby acknowledged to have been paid the parties of the first part by the party of the second part, Does grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all that real property in Baldwin County described as follows: South west quarter of south east quarter of north east quarter, SW¼ of SE¼ of NE¼ ) section ten (10) township six (6) south, range three (3) east of St. Stephens meridian in Alabama containing ten (10) acres more or less.
       Together with all rights and appurtenances to said described premises in anywise belonging: To have and to hold the same forever. And Hilma M. Lundblad, for herself and her heirs, the said described premises and appurtenances, will forever Warrant and Defend unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
         In Witness Whereof, The said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the
presence of.
Oscar Johnson
              Hilma M. Lundblad       (Seal)
              Charles Gustafson         (Seal)

State of Alabama, )
Baldwin County.  )   I, Oscar Johnson, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, do hereby certify that Hilma M. Lundblad, and Charles Gustafson, her husband, whose names are signed to the foregoing conveyance and who are known to me, acknowledged before me, on this day, that being informed of the contents of the said conveyance have executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.
         Given under my hand and seal, this 27th day of March, 1908. (Seal)                                   Oscar Johnson, Notary Public.

Filed for record May 16th, 1908.
Recorded May 22nd 1908.
               J.H.H. Smith, Judge of Probate

Contributed by Collins Wynn.