Saturday, June 15, 2019

Caddo Parish, Louisiana, In White County, Illinois, Deed D-525


Item At Barksdale AFB Museum in Caddo Parish, Louisiana



White County, Illinois
Deed# D-525 [Image 196]
Made: 15 June 1840
Learner B. Dockery, 
of the State of Louisiana
To
Nelson Graves
of the State of Illinois

...land being in the county of White [Illinois]...the South West Quarter of Section Thirteen in Township Four South of Range Ten East...160 acres
Witnesses: Wm. A. Adams and H. G. Battle

Learner Dockery, State of Louisiana
Parish of Caddo
Signed by Parish Judge W. Jenkins in Shreveport








Friday, June 14, 2019

Allan McDonald, 14 June 1794


McDonald, Allan
Book A
Page 161
C-100

Saturday the 14 June 1794
Newark, County of Lincoln

Present
The Hon. William Osgoode  Chief Justice
The Hon. Alex. Grant
The Hon. James Baby
The Hon. Peter Russell

M. 111
Allan McDonald, late Sergt. in Col. Butler's Rangers
Read his Petition praying for lands at the Sixteen Mile Creek...
Surveyor General...locate 400 acres (for him)





Thursday, June 13, 2019

Falsely Accused


Early land transfers, Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan ... 1703-1869...:




CUILLIERRIE, Alexis, of Montreal, falsely accused by John Myer during the Indian War of 1763, of having drowned a child, was granted his freedom by General Gage, Commander-in-Chief of the King's Armies in America.  Witnesses: ?  Rec. June 13, 1769
Vol. A, p. 91
Background information regarding the incident:

"Another party [of Native Americans] went up the river to the Isle aux Cochons (Belle Isle) where lived James Fisher, a former sergeant of the English Army, with his wife and two children and some accounts say four soldiers and a servant. They were surprised and murdered with the exception of the two children, who were carried as captives to the Indian camp."

 "The Fisher children were later given over to a Mr. Peltier who took them to their uncle in the fort where one of them, Marie, died at the age of fifteen months. "...Alexis Cuillerier, son of Antoine and brother of the famous Angelique, shortly after the war was over was accused by one Jean Myer of having drowned one of the Fisher children."

"He was tried by a military tribunal at Detroit and the commandant expelled him from the village and banished him from the community. Later developments ended in a new investigation which cleared Cuillerier of the crime, and on June 4, 1769, Capt. George Turnbull had him recalled. This was not done until all the facts had been laid before General Gage and his consent had been obtained." [Source]


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

John B. Barnum, Grantee, Genesee County Deed# 1-44


Genesee County, Michigan
11 June 1836
John and Cynthia Hill of Washtenaw, Territory of Michigan
To
John B. Barnum of Wayne County, New York
Land in Shiawassee County
W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 28 Twp 5 North of Range 4 East
80 Acres