Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Brown Tract And The Duel Connection


From The Adirondack Almanack, of Wednesday, September 25, 2013:


[Read the whole article for the convoluted set of circumstances.]


[Rhode Island merchant] John Brown’s...title [to land in New York, including Lewis County] was not perfected until 1804, the same year that two of his legal advisers [Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr] fought a deadly duel.

Lewis County, New York, Map


John Brown's tract mentioned:

Source

General Alexander Macomb was also named in the Brown Tract article; he is in the index of New York, Land Records, Lewis Deeds 1788-1805 [Image 16] including Deed Page #5:

 

Deed Page #5 [Image 31]; Alexander Macomb's land in Lewis County, New York.

James Greenleaf [Image 79 in Lewis County, New York, Deed Book] was also involved in the land deals referenced above.





Saturday, April 18, 2015

David McClennan On Schedule "A"


Livingston County, New York, Deeds
12-340
23 January 1834
Timothy Bartles
John Morrow And Ebenezer Walker
Groveland


Debts, schedules, David McClennan was included [Image 174]


Source

Friday, April 17, 2015

Howland Richmond, Grantee


Columbia County, New York, Deeds
S-121
17 April 1832
Peleg S. and Margaret Richmond, Grantors

...Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York, being the farm lately owned...by Stephen Richmond, deceased...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Robert Stainton's Deed



New York, Land Records, Steuben Deeds (Ontario and Yates ...counties):

16 April 1817
Robert Stainton, of Ontario County

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Michigan Heirs Of Jonah Davis


Livingston County, New York
19-389 [Image 514]
15 April 1837

Between Jehial and Mary Davis; Timothy and Annabell Lyon; Henry and Deborah Lyon, all of Plymouth, State of Michigan; Silas and Amelia Young of the County of Wayne, State of Michigan, aforesaid and Laurinda Davis of Lima, Livingston County, New York, heirs children and heirs-at-law of Jonah Davis, late of Lima aforesaid, deceased...of the first part, 

And

Cyrus Watkins of Lima of the second part....





Others mentioned:  Brown and Stevens, Hiram and Theron Steel, J. Chamberlain, John Franklin, Jacob Miller

Dower rights of Phebe Davis, widow of said Jonah Davis...

These parties in Wayne County, Michigan, deeds at In Deeds.