by Nancy Cioch

THE INDIAN DEED

We, the undersigned representatives of Kannajoharie, in the county of Albany, in the province of New York, in the seventh year of the reign of his Majesty King George the Second, acknowledge that out of pure love and affection with the consent of the entire Castle of Kannajoharie, both Indian men and women, we give and make over, in the name and on behalf of his Majesty King George of Great Britain, to our friend Anna Marragrieta Timmerman of Tyenindoke, spinster in the county of Albany, for her and her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever, a parcel of flat land and the woods belonging thereto: the land being situated on the north side of the Maquasse River (Mohawk River) in the county of Albany, commencing near a kill called Athedaghque at a dwelling on the south side of the said kill, and thence upward along the river to a tree marked with the bear, wolf and turtle, thence northward from the river into the woods about three English miles, and then eastward, keeping the same distance from the river, to another marked tree, and thence toward the river to the east end of the dwelling which formed the point of beginning which land we acknowledge has been given by us to our beloved friend Anna Marragrieta Timmerman for herself, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever. In witness whereof we have signed these with our hand and fixed our seals this twelfth of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three, thirty four.

Signed and sealed in the presence of
David Schuyler
Goreg Mathess
DeWalt Jung

Hendrick Pieterse (totem sign of the bear clan)
Seth (totem sign of the wolf clan)
Marragriet (totem sign of turtle clan)

The Indian Deed was the original land given by the Indians to Anna Margaretta Timmerman, wife of Jacob. The later Patent was for 3600 acres. Their son Jacob along with Jost Snell had to reapply to King George for the Snell-Zimmerman Patent - which was granted 1755 for that same tract of land which was given by the Indians. The Snells Bush Church is part of that land.

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