Saturday, September 20, 2014

George Washington's Two-Foot Gunter

Two Feet, Two Folds, Boxwood Slide Rule, Gunter's

His [George Washington's] expense accounts show that on September 20, 1747, he buys himself a two-foot Gunter for 1/8. This was probably the common flat drawing scale or rule, usually an inch and a half broad, divided and ruled to various measures relating to surveying, navigation, trigonometry, etc., used chiefly by surveyors. From the Magazine Of American History....

Friday, September 19, 2014

Humphrey Hunt, Grantee

Livingston County, New York
Liber 12, Page 186
19 September 1833
Town of Mount Morris
Benjamin Rogers, Of New York, Grantor
Humphrey Hunt, Grantee

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Q-S Index For Herkimer And/Or Oneida

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975, Herkimer Grantor index 1791-1884 Q-S, Page 1946 [Image 86]; the book is from Oneida County, although it's identified online as a Herkimer Grantor index.

Source - "R's" Page 1938 [Image 76]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Francois LaFontaine Estate

From the Wayne County, Michigan, Probate Records, Probate File #143 [Image 551]:

Image 574 Deed Map
"Next to the Lasselle place now owned by Major H. [Henry] Stanton."

Also adjacent to the "Farm of Peter Godfroy"




More about the LaFo(u)ntaine property (Image 578).