Miscellaneous Deed Books contain a variety of private transactions of which parties required official documentation. The series may contain: leases, assignments (the transfer of claim, right, or interest in a property), bills of sale (transfer of ownership of personal property), deeds of trust (transfer of legal responsibility), releases (the relinquishment of a right, title, or claim of property to another), receipts (written acknowledgment that a specified article, sum of money, or delivery of merchandise has been received), articles of agreement (to bind by articles set forth in a contract), deeds of water rights (to give control of water flow and maintenance), and occasionally marriage contracts These transactions were recorded in Deed Books prior to 1821.
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