Hilma M. Lundblad - Charles Gustafson - Deed


Land Deed

Henry Peel





On March 17, 1908, Henry Peel bought the land and built the house pictured above. 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. Collins and Judy Wynn bought the property in 1993 and lived there until 2017 when they sold the home to Suzan and Rolland Head.



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 430, Deed Book, Baldwin County, Alabama. It involves a residence located at 16220 Silverhill Avenue, Silverhill, Alabama currently owned (since 1993) by Collins and Judy Wynn.


THIS INDENTURE, Made this Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight (8) BETWEEN Oscar T. Johnson and Amanda Johnson his wife of the City of Chicago in the County of Cook and State of Illinois party of the first part, and Henry Peel of the City of Chicago in the County of Cook and State of Illinois party of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Hundred Dollars in hand paid by said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, grant, bargain and sell unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns FOREVER, all the following described lot piece, or parcel of land, situated in the County of Baldwin and State of Alabama and known and described as follows, to wit: The whole block No 17, excepting lots number 1, 2, 5 & 6 of North west quarter (NW 1/4) of North west quarter (NW 1/4) of section 11, Township six (6) south, range three (3) east, St. Stephens P M Silverhill.
       AND the said Oscar T. Johnson party of the first part, for his heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant, promise and agree, to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that he has not done, or suffered to be done, anything whereby the said premises hereby granted are, or may be, in any manner encumbered or charged; and that the said premises, against all persons lawfully claiming, or to claim the same, by through or under him will WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND.
         AND the said party of the first part hereby expressly waive and release any and all right, benefit, privilege and advantage, and exemption, under or by virtue of any and all Statutes of the State of Alabama providing for the exemption of homesteads from sale on execution or otherwise.
         IN THE WITTNESS WHEREOF, The said party of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered
in the presence of)
Carl O. Carlson
              Oscar T. Johnson       (Seal)
              Amanda Johnson         (Seal)

STATE OF ILLINOIS) SS.
COUNTY OF COOK. )     I, C A Peterson Notary Public in and for said State and County
         HEREBY CERTIFY, that Oscar T. Johnson and Amanda Johnson his wife 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 or the conveyance they executed the same voluntarily on the day the same bears date.
         GIVEN under my hand on this 17th day of March 1908.
         (Seal)                                   C. A. Peterson, Notary Public.

Filed for record. September 19th 1908.
Recorded September 24th 1908.
               J.H.H. Smith, Judge of Probate

Contributed by Collins Wynn.