Sunday, April 20, 2014

Petition Of James Hall

Title: Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2043
"H," Bundle 2
Petition 69
Image 366 

Petition of James Hull.....was born in Niagara; at 7 months old he was stolen from his mother and carried to the State of Massachusetts and there bound as an apprentice...with the purpose of making his escape, he enlisted as a soldier for the United States and in April, 1793, he deserted and came to this province....

20 April 1793

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Deed To 17 Acres In Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania....


Recorded in Book DD, Folio 216, etc.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stebbins, Pixley And Reed To Matthew Miller

Columbia County, New York, Deeds

Gains [Gaius] Stebbins, John Pixley, Augustus Reed
Matthew Miller
17 April 1872

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

James Backus And The Ohio Company Documents

The Marietta College Library (Marietta, Ohio), can be searched for Manuscripts and Documents of the Ohio Company of Associates here.  A search for "Backus" produced a Jonas Prentice letter to James Backus (description below):

"Jonas Prentice sent a copy of this printed letter to James Backus, who held a share in the Ohio Company, in the late Samuel H. Parsons' (now Prentice's) agency. Printed with the letter is a list of proprietors in Parsons' agency and a letter from Rufus Putnam in response to a copy of Prentice's letter."

A genealogical memoir of James Backus can be explored here.

Also see James Backus surveyors field notes at the Marietta College site (and an earlier post on In Deeds).