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:


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.

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