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Constitution and Records
of the Claim Association of
Johnson County, Iowa.

by Benjamin F. Shambaugh (1894)

  
 

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59 pages contain the claims recorded by the Claim Association of Johnson County, Iowa.  Care has been taken to reproduce the pages as they were reproduced by Benjamin F. Shambaugh in his 1894 book.   Page numbers from the original pages are shown in brackets [x].   His footnotes have been included in parentheses in the text of the claim to which they refer.  In several instances a footnote may have relevance to other claims as well.  It should be noted that spellings, capitalization and punctuation are quite different than would be used in formal writing today.  In many cases the lack of punctuation and how capitalization is used makes the claim difficult to read.

 

 

III.

RECORDED CLAIMS (continued).

[38]

The following is a description of a claim I wish recorded situated lying and beeing in the county of Johnson & Territory of Iowa bounded as follows commencing at the S E corner at a Stake thence N 3/4 of a mile to a Stake then W 1 M to a Stake then S. 3/4 M to a Stake then East to the place of beginning the above claim is bounded on the East by Houston claim on the W by E Douglass on the south by Harter & Sprage the above claim I made in June 1839

handed in January 20th 1840.

H. A. Asher


The following claim I wish to have registered the same lying and beeing in the county of Johnson & Territory of Iowa the same beeing the N of S. 13. T 79 N R 7 west & the N half of the S. E. qr of Sect 12 Town & Range aforsaid & that part of the North half of section 9. that is not embraced in the claim I purchased of Baxter supposed to contain 80 acres in town 79 N R 6 west which claim I have staked off according to the requirements of the claim association
January 22nd 1840

handed in January 22nd 1840-----------

Robert Hutchinson


The following claim I wish recorded to me situated Lying & beeing in Johnson County Iowa Territory on old mans Creek commencing at the N. E. Corner on the bank of the Creek at 2 White Oaks. then with the Creek west about a mile to a Red Oak Tree Near the Bank of the Creek then south one mile or there about to a Large white oak tree then East mile to a Oak Tree then North one mile to the place of beginning the above claim contains about half a section made in July last
  January 25th 1840

handed in January 25th 1840

A. T. McLewain


My claim made this 18. day of January 1840
Bounded on the South. by Reddout. beginning at the N E. corner of Reddout claim & running N. across the. N. Branch of Rapid Creek half a mile then west half a mile then S.
M. then E. to Reddouts N. E. corner each corner has my name written on them supposed to be the N. E. Quarter of sect. 27 T 80. R 6.

John Shoup

The above claim since it has been surveyed falls on the S. W qr of section 23. Town 80 N R 6 W (Note:  Mr. Shoup supposed that his land was in section twenty-seven; but after the government surveys had been made, it was found that the land claimed and described by him was in section twenty-three.  After the public surveys had been made it was customary for the claim-holders to make a readjustment of their claims.  Disputes arising from necessary changes were arbitrated and settled by the claim court. -- See Constitution and Laws Art. I. section 0.)

handedin January 26th 1840


the following claim we wish recorded it beeing a claim we sold to William H. Downey in May last that I was to Hold for him and not having made improovement sufficient to hold it for him we record it as a claim of ours the same beeing the N. W. qr. of sect 5. T. 79. N R 5 west & the E of the. S. E. qr. of sect 31. T 80 N R 5 W. of the 5 principal meridian

Green X(his mark) Hill & S. Hill


[39]

This is a correct statement of a claim I made on Monday the ninth day of December 1839. commencing with a Cotten Wood at the N. E. Corner. running west with the River then South with the River to a Bur Oak thence running west to a linn Wood tree & then to the cotten wood tree where commenced containing abought half a Section the distance of this claim from Iowa city lies 3 miles north west of said Town
witness Andrew Noble

handed in February 3rd 1840

Thomas. Green


Record the west half of Section 20. Town 79. N Range 6 W. also the N W qr of Sect 19. Town & range as the other Made april 10th 1839.

handed in February 10th 1840.

Abraham Miller


The following claim I wish recorded to me the same lying & beeing in Johnson County Iowa Territory the same supposed to be the W of the S. W. quarter of Section 26. & the East half. of the N E. quarter of Section 27. Town 80 N. Range 6. west of the fifth principal meridian.
Febuary 10th 1840

handed in Febuary 10th 1840

John A Street


This claim finally marked & Staked on the 4th Feby 1840 lying about one mile South of Switzers mill & about the same distance from Clear Creek beginning at a Stake marked. W. W. Stuck in the prairie at the N. W. corner of said Claim then running east half a mile to a Oak tree marked as aforsaid then south one mile to a Stake marked as the first then west mile to a small Oak Bush marked W. W. then to the beginning Stake (North one mile) containing one half section more or less

handed in Febuary the 1840

William Wain


The following is the description of a claim that we made on the 28 day of January last in Johnson County on old mans Creek about about Two & a half miles above Hardsocks commencing at the N W corner at a Stake in the Prairie then South about one mile to a white Oak Tree then E. about one mile to a Bur Oak Tree then North to a Stake in the Prairie then west to the place of beginning with our names on the corners. containing about one section.

handed in February 10th 1840

David Cox
John. D. Wolf.


[40]

I wish you to record the following described Claim to me made Febuary. 16th 1840 Viz. the N. E. quarter of sect 26 Town 80 N R 6 west.

handed in Febuary 24th 1840

J. V. Felkner


This is a Statement of a claim I made on the 1st day of January 1840 it lies west of Iowa City about 3 miles on section Thirteen in the unsurveyed Township the South half of said section begins at half mile stake of sect. 18. runs one mile west to a red Oak Stake half a mile South to a red Oak Stake one mile East to the South west corner of sect 18. half a mile North to the place of beginning

handed in Febuary 25th 1840-------

Sarah. Ann. Abel (Note:  Note the case of a woman making a claim.  In the rights of property the Claim Association did not discriminate against women.)


This is a correct statement of a claim which I made on the fifteenth day of November 1839 it lies about four miles up the Iowa River a North east direction of Iowa City on the west side of said River Commencing at Linn tree the N. E. Corner then west to a Bur Oak then South to a Red Oak then East to a white Oak joining with John Abels Claim on the river thence to the place of beginning running with the River supposed the same to contain a half section

handed in Febuary 24th 1840

Alexander Abel


The Following claim I wish recorded to me the E of the S. W. qr. Sect. 26. and the N W qr. of sect 26. Town 80 N R 6 west of the 5 principal meridian made the 21st of Febuary 1840

handed in Febuary 24th 1840

Edward X(his mark) Berk


Allen Stroud and Stephen. B. Gardner have this day made made the following claim Viz commencing at a Black Oak at William Alts S. E. corner thence running in a N W direction about 400 yards to a Black Oak on said Alts line thence in a Eastward direction about 400 yards to a Black Oak thence south about 3/4 of a mile to a white Oak then west mile to a Black Oak thence North to the place of beginning supposed to contain about 300 acres of Land Broken Prairie & small Groves of Timber in parts a small run of water passing through the same on which there is about 100 acres of Botum Prairie this claim is situated in Johnson County Iowa Territory about one & a half miles west of the Iowa River & 4 miles N. W. from Iowa City
Febuary 18th 1840

handed in Febuary 26th 1840

Allen Stroud
S. B. Gardner


[41]

Record the following claim made by me the undersigned Towit.  Beginning at a Bunch of Maples at the mouth of a small run on the west bank of the Iowa River thence South East up said river about 500 yards to a large Sugar tree near the foot of the Bluff. thence East with said Bluff to a white Oak on the west Bank of said River thence up said river with the meanders then of to the place of beginning supposed to contain about 200 acres the above claim is situated in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa and lying in the Bottom about 1 miles N. E. of Mr Gallers Claim & about 8 miles N. W. from Iowa City it is all heavily timbered with Oak Ash Sugar tree Walnuts Lynn &c. Febuary 18th 1840

handed in Febuary 26th 1840

Stephen. B. Gardner


This is a description of my claim that I wish recorded it beeing & Lying About three miles N of Felkners mill  commencing at the N. E. Corner on a Bur Oak then S. M. to a white Oak then M west to  a Red Oak then N M to a Black Oak then East to the place of beginning it is bounded on the west by Browns Claim made Febuary 17th 1840

handed in Febuary 26th 1840

Thomas P. Mulholland


Walter Clark has this day made the following Claim Towit all of that party of the N W qr of Sect 15 in Township 79 N R 6 west which Lyes west of the Iowa River in Johnson County
Febuary 26th 1840

handed in Febuary 28th 1840

Walter. Clark


The following is the description of a Claim I have made which I wish recorded.  Viz the west half of Sect 28 T 79. N. N 6 W. Johnson County. Iowa Territory.
Febuary 22nd. 1840.

handed in Febuary 27th 1840

James. Rock


[42]

The following is a claim made by S J Frost Febuary 28. 1840 Lying in the Township seventy nine N Range 7. west. the west half of sect. 12. & the. N. E. qr of Sect 24. please Record the same to me Johnson County Iowa Territory
Iowa City March 1st 1840

handed in March 2nd 1840

S. J. Frost


The following Claim I wish recorded to me Lying between old mans Creek & English River about 2 miles west of Mr McCleurs commencing at the South. E. Corner. at a Elm Stake with the Letters F. H There on & running N. 1. M to a Bass wood Stake then west 3/4 of a mile to a willow Tree Near a Brook then south 1. M. to a Oak Stake then East to the place of Beginning supposed to contain 3/4 of a Section the above claim was made the latter part of Febuary 1840.

handed in March 5th 1840

Frederick Harter.


The following claim I wish recorded lying on Cleer Creek about 7 miles above Switzers mill commencing at the N. E. corner on a Stake in the Prairie then west 3/4. M. to a stake in the Prairie then 3/4. of a mile to a Stake in the Edge of the Timber then East 3/4. of a mile to a Stake in the Prairie then N. to the place of Beginning Bounded on the N by James Douglass. (Note:  Mr. James Douglass is one of a number of men who held claims that are not recorded in these records.) & Hall made April last. March 10 1840 the above claim has my name on the corner-------

handed in March 10th. 1840

Thomas B. Brown


Claim made by me June 1838
Beginning on the west bank of the Iowa River about 5 miles above Cleer Creek beginning at a Tree thence meandering the River up to the mouth of a Small Creek thence running a Southerly direction across the Hill to the first mentioned bound. said Claim is timber with Sugar tree oak lin & various kinds of Timber Febuary 26th 1840 said Claim is supposed to contain three lots

handed in March 14th 1840

Nathaniel Fellows


The following described claim I wish to have recorded to me the same beeing a claim I purchased of Stephen Chase on the 22 day of November 1839.  Known as the Old Trading House Claim Bounded on the North by. J. H. Stover claim on the west & South by the Iowa River on the East by John Willison containing about half section.
March 16th 1840

handed in March 16th 1840

Wm. W. Porter


[43]

The following claim I wish recorded to me the same beeing the South half of the S. W. qr. of Sect 27. T. 80. N R 6. west of the fifth principal meridian the Above claim made March 1st 1840

handed in March 23rd 1840

John Kight


The Above claim having become forfeited I hereby wish the same registered to me the same beeing the N. E. qr of Sect 23 Town 80 N R 6 west of the fifth principal meridian Lying in the County of Johnson. I. T. the above claim having been marked out according to the requirements of the claim association. March 21st 1840

handed in March 23. 1840.

Nathan Odell


This is to Certify that I have made claim this 1st day of May 1840. on the following described land to wit commencing at E. K. Morses North East corner thence running East 160. rods. to a mound thence south 320 to a mound thence west 160. rods. to E. K. Morses South East Corner. thence North to the place of beginning

handed in May 1st 1840

Lewis. B. Costley


The following claim haveing become forfeited I do this first day of May 1840. Lay claim to the following described tract or parcel of land. to wit. the undivided half of the claim known as the A. Baker. claim Bounded on the N by E Browns. Claim & Henyons on the South by C Sanders. on the west by Blazed Lines and on the east by a claim that E. K. Morse made the claim is 320 purches North & south lying on Bouth sides of the Dubuke Road. (Note:  A "military road" laid out between Iowa City and Dubuque.-- See Shambaugh's Iowa City, p. 42.)

handed in May 1st 1840

E. K. Morse


The following claim having become forfeited Is this day made by the undersigned. Towit---- the west half of the North West. quarter of Section No Three in Township No seventy Nine Range six west containing Eighty acres Lying in the County of Johnson and Territory of Iowa

handed in April 2nd 1840.

Austin Cole


[44]

The following a description of a claim which we made on the fourth instant and which we wish recorded to us to Viz said Claim is situated in the county of Johnson and Territory of Iowa about one and a half miles south from Clear Creek & about the same distance from Switzers mill commencing at a Large cherry Stake on the side hill at the N. E. corner Marked W and D. thence west by a line of Stakes and blazes. one mile to another large Stake marked W. & D. thence south by a line of Stakes and blazes one mile to another Stake Thence East by a line of Stakes to another Stake marked W. and D. thence North one mile to the place of beginning with several small Groves of Timber (Note:  It was customary to state whether there was any timber on the claim; the kind of timber  is also frequently given.) on it and a small branch extending trough it and supposed to contain six hundred & forty acres-----
Iowa City April 6th 1840

handed in April 6th 1840

Peter A Douglass-------


you will record the Northwest quarter of Section Twelve the South half of the South west qr of Section one Township 79 N R 5 west. of the 5 principal Meridian

handed in April 6th 1840

Joseph G Gilmore


The following claim I wish recorded to me the same beeing The same beeing the west half of section 35 Town 79 N R 6 west of the fifth principal meridian the above claim was made in the spring of 1849 Johnson County Iowa Territory----

handed in April 18th. 1840

John. Trout


Record the following described claim Beginning at the South west corner of the East half of the S. W. quarter of Section 19. Town 80 Range 6 west thence North mile thence east mile thence South 40 Rods to Shrecks North Boundry. thence west 100 Rods to Shrecks North west corner thence South a long Shrecks west Boundry. mile thence west to the place of beginning containing 80 Acres---
April 12th 1840

handed in May 4th 1840

J. V. Felkner-----


The following is a description of my claim which I made to day which I wish to have recorded Bounded as follows Viz--- commencing at the S. E. corner at a white Oak Tree thence North one mile to a white Oak Tree thence west one half mile to a Cherry Tree thence South one mile to a Swamp Elm Tree thence East one mile to the place of beginning and beeing on the Iowa River & also on Turkey Creek about 5 miles above Iowa City May 11th 1840

handed in May 17th 1840

Stephen X(his mark) Brown


[45]

The Following claim I wish recorded to me the same Lying and beeing in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa 4 miles above Iowa City commencing at the N. E. Corner on a Red Oak & running 1 mile west to a white Oak then about mile South corners on a Red Oak then East one mile to a white Oak. then North to the place of beginning supposed to contain 3. 80 acre Lots. or 240 acres the above claim was made the 16 day of May 1840 Joinings Browns claim on the west.
May 1840

Handed in May 18th 1840

Edwin X(his mark) Berch


Record the following described claim the east half of the N. E. qr Sect. 31. the E. S. E. Sect. 30. the W. S W qr. Sect. 29. & W. N W. qr sect 32 Town 80. R. 5 W. May 29th 1840

Handed in May 31st 1840

Charles Gillon


This claim made this 18 day of June 1840 by Caleb J Vreden Burgh Bounded as follows. commencing at E K Morses N E. corner at a stake thence running East one half mile by E Costleys N Line to a stake thence N. one half mile by a Blazed Line to a Bur Oak thence west mile to a stake thence S mile by C & B Henyons E Line to the place of beginning this claim supposed to be the N. E. qr of Sect 17---- Town 80 N R 5 west

Also one quarter section commencing at L Costleys S. E. Corner at a stake thence running East one half mile to a stake thence North one half mile to a stake thence west mile along the south Line of Sect 16. to a stake then south by a Blazed Line on the East side of L Costleys claim to the place of beginning supposed to be the N. W. qr of Sect 21 Town 80 N. Range 5 west

handed in June 19th 1840

C. J Vredenburgh


The following claim I purchased of John Kight in Febuary 1839. & I wish it registered to me as a claim made as I have not got his deed with me the same beeing the S W qr of S 14. & that part of the S of S 15. that Lyes East of the Iowa River---T 79 N. R. 6 W. July 3rd 1840

handed in July 3rd 1840

Robert Lucas (Note:  Robert Lucas was the first Governor of the Territory of Iowa.  It is said that Gov. Lucas paid $200 for this claim.)


[46]

Two hundred and forty acres of land here in described has been claimed by Wm Jayne and is noo respectfully submited to the notice of the Johnson County Recorder of claims the land is situated in the County of Johnson. I. T. and about 5 miles N. E. from Iowa City commencing at a Stake (marked. W. Jayne) about 1 mile N. E. from Green Hills House & about of a mile N of a small Stream and thence due North 40 chains to a similar marked stake thence 60 chains East to an oak Sapling marked as above then south 40 chains to a stake marked as before and thence 60 chains west to the place of beginning

Wm Jayne

Also certain Tract of Barrons & Prairie that Lyes between the Timber and Prairie I purchased of Cyrus Sanders supposed to contain three Eighty Acre Lots the above claim I have staked of

handed in July ith 1840.

Wm Jayne


The following claim we wish to have registered mad in Febuary last Lying. N. E. of Felkners mill about 1 miles commencing at the N. E. Corner. at a white Oak then west about 1 mile to a white Oak Tree. then south mile to a white Oak Tree then East 1 mile to a Black Oak. then North to the place of beginning supposed to contain about half section the above claim is blazed round and has our names on the Corners---
September 17th 1840

handed in September 17-----

Frances Kerr
Charles Gillon


I wish to have the following claim recorded Viz the S E qr of Sect 26 Town 80. N. R. 6. west of the 5 principal meridian made September 20th 1840.

handed in September 21st 1840

John Trout.


The following claim having become forfeited by the regulations of the claim association I hereby lay claim the. N. E qr. of sect 23 Town 80 N Range 6 west of the 5 principal meridian Johnson County I T. Oct 3rd 1840

handed in Oct 3rd 1840

Ezra Bliss


The following claim I wish recorded to me the same beeing the S. W. qr of the. N. E. qr. of Sect 27. Town 80. N R. 6 west of the 5 principal meridian Lying in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa October 14th 1840

handed in October 14th 1840.

John. A. Street


The following claim we wish to have recorded situated in Johnson County Iowa Territory Lying. N. E. of Felkners. & Myers mill about 2 miles. or more. on the N Fork of Rapid Creek commencing at the S. W. corner at 3 small Bur Oaks Trees thence North 1 mile to a Hickry Tree then E. 1 M to a small Bur Oak Tree then South 1 M. to a small Black Oak Tree then west to the Beginning supposed to contain one section the above claim embraces. a small Grove of Timber the Prairie is of a Barroney order and the creek runs directly through it and has our names marked on the corners made the 24 day of October 1840.

handed in April 3rd 1840

Wm & Abraham X(their mark) Jones


[47]

The following claim we wish recorded. situated on old mans. Creek about 7 miles from Iowa City commencing at the N. W. Corner at a Black Oak Tree then East 3/4 M then south about 3/4 of a mile then W. 3/4 M. then N to the place of beginning supposed to contain 3 quarter sect. the above claim is timber---also three quarter sections of Prairie Lying near the above timber claim and is staked off & has our names. on the corners---

handed in Febuary. 4th 1840 & lifter for correction & handed in again November 3rd 1840-----

Wm Murdock
C. C. Morgan
A. Able


The following claim we wish registered the same lying on old mans Creek containing 3 quarter sections of Prairie which is staked of & has our names on the corners. the above claim joins 1 we had previously registered

handed in Novem 3rd 1840------

Wm Murdock
C. C. Morgan

A. Abel


The following is a description of a claim made this day by me and which I wish to have recorded commencing on the N. E. side of the Iowa River about 100 rods. below the mouth of Turkey Creek. and adjoining a claim previously made by me and running about three fourths of a mile E to the S. E. corner of said claim thence south about 80 Rods thence west to the River thence to the place of beginning

Iowa City November 13th 1840

Wm. Sturgis


The following claim I wish recorded commencing at the South W. corner at a stake running N. 80. Rods then East m. joining Trowbridges. then south 80 Rods joining clarks---then west along Shoups---North Line to the place of commencing

handed in November 23rd 1840-----

James. Hill


My claim made December 25. 1840. beginning at a Linn on the sect Line near the S. W. corner of S. 23. Thence North mile to a stake thence W. m to a white oak. thence S. to the S. bank of Sanders creek thence east mile with my name on Each Corner. beeing the E . of S. E qr Sect 22 Town 80 N Range 6 west 5 principal meridian

handed in January 20th 1841-----

J Shoup


Description of a claim made by John Kight & Chauncy R Ward the S. W. corner. commencing at a small gray ash tree on the E side of the Iowa River & running due East. one half mile to a large white Oak Tree thence one half mile North to a white Oak Tree thence west to a white walnut Tree immediately on the Bank of the Iowa River thence south to the place of beginning the above claim is bounded on the south by lands formerly claimed by one Hall on the East by John Shoup on the N by Lands formerly claimed by Sturges and on the west by the Iowa River

handed in Febuary 1st 1841.-----

John Kight. & Chancy R Ward


Johnson County Territory of Iowa.
The following is a claim made by me October 3rd 1839---and reblazed December 15, 1840. said claim lyes on the west side of the Iowa River---bounded South by Ables and Fosters and North by John. D. Ables Claim supposed to contain half section.

handed in Febuary 1st 1841

Saml J. Frost


[48]

A Claim made by E K Morse this the 25 day of Jan 1841 described as follows. commencing at the N. E. Corner of Conologue claim at a Stake thence North M thence E M to a Stake thence S M to a Stake then west to the place of beginning the claim embraces the field cultivated by J. Williams in 1841. the above claim was made by Dickinson and sold by Williams to Hyrus also Eighty Acres commencing at the. S. E. corner of the above described claim thence S. M to a Stake thence E M to a Stake then N M to a stake thence west M to the place of beginning

handed in Febury 13th 1841

E K Morse


A Claim made 5th March 1841 by Renselear Welby. description as follows. commencing at the. N. E. corner of. E. K. Morses claim running E. 1 mile to a Stake thence S. M to Stake thence west 1 mile to a Bur Oak Tree.

handed in March 5th 1841.

R Welby


R Wills Claim
Beginning at the S. E. corner of. C. C. Catlett thence south
mile mile to David Pratts S. W. corner thence west mile to Adams Line thence North mile to C. C. Catletts-S. W. Corner thence East mile to the place of beginning containing 80 Acres. Land situated Lying & beeing in the County of Johnson I. T. on the waters of Turkey Creek said claim was made on the 1st day of March 1841-----

handed in March 5th 1841

R Willis


C. C. Catletts Claim
Beginning at a Stake in the Barrens. E. A. Browns. N. E. Corner thence S
mile to a white Oak. Tree thence W. mile to a Red Oak Tree thence North mile to a white Oak Tree in the Edge of Barrens thence East M to the place of Beginning the same Lying & beeing in the County of Johnson Iowa Territory & on the waters of Turkey Creek & is bounded on the N by G. S. Hampton on the E by E A Brown on the South by Wilis & on the west by Adams said claim contains Eighty acres and was made by me March 1st 1841                   The E S E qr S. 11. T 80 R 6

handed in March 5th 1841-----

C. C. Catlett


[49]

The Following is a description of a claim if not recorded to Kight and me I wish you to record it to me made this 10 day of March 1841 that part of the N W qr of Sect 15 (Note:  The quarter section upon which the seat of justice of Johnson County is located.) Lying west of the River Township 79 N Range 6 west

handed in March 11th 1841-----

A D Stephen


The following claim having become forfeited by the regulations of the claim association we wish the same recorded to us as follows commencing at the white Oak Tree at the N. W. corner then S 1 mile to a white Oak Tree on the reserve Line then East mile to a white Oak Tree then N. M to a white Oak Tree then E to a stake then N M then W. to the place of beginning bounded by the reserve on the S. on the East by Hill on the North by Street west by Kight Ward & Co. the above claim contains 240 acres made this the 22 day of April 1841.

handed in April 22nd 1841

Martin. M. Montgomery
John Norley

The N E & W S E of S 34 T. 80 N R 6 W. (Note:  This line was undoubtedly inserted after the public surveys had been made.)


Description of James Wells Claim lying on the Iowa River in the Galer Settlement commencing at the N. E. Corner at a Red Oak thence 550. yards up the River on the Bank. to a white Oak thence South 550 yards to a Small white Oak tree thence East 550 yds to a Tree thence to the place of beginning the corners are all marked with my name April 29th 1841

handed in April 30th 1841-----

James. Wells


May 10th 1841.  Description of Thomes E Torrences Claim The following claim was made by Thomes E Torrence this 10 day of May 1841. commencing at a Stake in the S E Corner of E K Morse claim and running south according to the true meridian 320 rods to a small Bur Oak which is blazed & my name written upon. the said line is supposed be on line & the first mile is bounded by on the east by L. B. Costleys claim thence west 160 rods to a white Oak two Feet in diameter thence north 320 Rods to a stake thence east 160 rods to the place of beginning the above claim comprizes the S. W. qr of sect 20. & the N W qr of sect. 29. T. 80 N. Range. 5. W. 5 principal meridian

handed in May 12th 1841-----

Thomes E Torrence


[50]

May 10th 1841
The description of L. B. Costleys claim
The claim which I am about to describe is the South W qr of Sect 17. Commencing at the east corner and running west 160 rods and bounded by the North East quarter of section 20 which is included in my former claim thence running 160. North at a stake with my name written upon thence running 160 Rods E. at a stake thence running S. 160. Rods. at the place of beginning bounded on the East by the School Section

handed in May 12th 1841------

L B Costley


A claim commencing at the North East of the Conloge claim running one mile north to a stake then a half mile. W. to a stake then a mile South to a Stake then a half mile E to a stake Started from including the Dickson Claim

handed in May-----

James Williams


Jany 25th 1841
A claim made and purchased by Seth Hines including the North part of the dickeson claim bounded South by. E. K Morse running N
M. & 1 M E. taking in the Elm Grove on the South including one half section Also an undevided half of the timber claim made by Dickenson and Conloge in Co

Seth Hines


The following is the description of a claim I made on the 18 day of May 1841 said claim is the west half of Sect. 21. T 80 N R 5 W. it has a Stake in each corner and marked

handed in May 20th 1841

Wm B Snyder


[51]

The following claim I wish Recorded made April 1840 commencing at the S. W. corner cornering with C & R Henyan then East mile to a Black Oak then N mile to a Post then W. M to a Bur Oak Saplin the S M to the place of Beginning Bounded by Costley on the South & Henyan on the West & has my name on each Corner.
May 27th 1841.

handed in May 27.------

Wm P Doty


This is to certify that we have this day made a claim bounded as follows commencing at a Stake at the South West corner of T. E. Torrences claim then West one hundred & sixty Rods to A Large Oak Stub then S 320. Rods to A Ash Tree then E 120 Rods to a Black Oak Thence North 320 Rods to the place of Beginning including one half section
May 31st 1841.

handed in May 31th 1841

R Willey
A B Kirkpatrick
I N Blanten & Co.


S W Quarter of Section 35 T. 81 N R 5 West
N. E. Quarter of Section 2 T 80 N R 5 West
E
N W. Quarter of Section 2 T. 80 N R 5 West
To be Recorded in the Name on I N Blanten
Made on Friday June 4th 1841

handed in June 7th 1841

I N Blanten


[52]

The following claim I wish recorded to me as a forfeited claim of Leshes the same beeing N E qr of and the W of the S. E. qr of Sect 34 T. 80 N. R 6 West of the 5 principal meridian the above claim has been Taken by Montgomery & Norley as a forfeited claim but in my opinion the claim was not subject to Entry at the time they had it Registered as it was then not forfeited (Note:  See Montgomery & Norley's claim recorded above April 22 1841.)
August 4th 1841.

handed in August 4th 1841

John A Street


I have this day made the following claim to Land Lying in the County of Johnson & Iowa Territory the S. W. qr of Sect 3. Town 80. Range 5 W also the S. E qr. in Sect 4. in Township 80 Range 5 West according to the surveyd lines
September 13th 1841

handed in September 18th. 1841

George S Hampton


The following claim having become forfeited I have made claim to the same this day the same beeing the N of the S W qr of Sect 25 & the S of the N W qr of same section Town 80 N R 6 west

handed in Oct 1st 1841

S. H. McCrory


[53]

I have this day made the following claim Land (it being surveyed) Situated Lying and being in the County of Johnson and Territory of Iowa towit the N of Sect 21. T. 80 N Range 5 west and also the N W. qr of Sect 25 in Range 5 west Township 80
November 8th 1841

handed in Novem 10th 1841-----

W C Rolston


I have this day made the following claim to Land (it being surveyed) situated Lying and being in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa Viz. the W. of Sect 11 in R 5 W Township 80 N. and also the W the N E qr. & the W of the S. E qr of Sect 11. Range 5 W. Township 80.
November 8th 1841.

handed in November 10th 1841-----

R Ralston


The following claim I wish recorded to me the same being the W of the S. E. qr. of Sect 30 Town 80 N R. 5 west of the 5 principal meridian
November 15th 1841---

handed in November 15th 1841-------

Moses. Hale


I have this day made the following Claim to land lying in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa towit the S. of Sect 35 in Range 5 west Township 81. North November 15th 1841----

handed in November 17th 1841-----

Henry Taylor


[Pages 54 and 55 are not to be found in the original manuscript.]


[56]

This is to Certify that I have this 20 day of April made a claim it being the North half of Sect 10 Township 80 North Range 5 west & have written my Name on the mile & half mile post at each corner of said Claim

handed in April 1842

N B Morse


Iowa City August 9 1842 the following is a description of a Claim which I am informed is forfeited which I wish recorded to me (to wit) the N. W qr of Set No 3. in Township No 79 N R 6 west with the Exception of the one undivided fourth of the same the part I wish to claim is that part that has heretofore been claimed by men by the name of Coe

handed in August 10th 1842

Daniel Barrett


The following is a description of a claim (having been forfeited by Robert Lucas) towit the S. E. qr of Sect 15. in Township 79 N R 6 west which I wish Recorded in my Name

(handed in August. 11 1842)

James Williams


The following claim having become forfeited I wish the same Recorded to me the same being the S. W. qr of Sect 14 T. 79 N R 6 west of the 5 pr meridian
August 12th 1842

handed in for Record August 12th 1842

John B Adams


The following fraction or part of a claim formerly claimed by Robert Lucas having become forfeited I wish the same Recorded to me the same being that part of the S. W. qr of Sect 15 T 79 N R 6 W of the 5 pr meridian that lyes east of Ralstons Creek or that part of said quarter that John Miller has not Registered to him August 12th 1842

Handed in for Record August 12th 1842

Morgan Reno (Note:  Mr. Reno was at one time Treasurer of the Territory of Iowa.)


The following CLaim I wish Recorded to me the same being the N W qr. of Sect 33. the E of the N E qr of Sect 32 S. E qr of the S. E qr of Sect 29 Town 79 N R 7 West of the 5 pr m the above Claim I purchased of James Seahorn for one hundred & sixty Dollars
Septem 9th 1842

handed in Sep 9th 1842

Lewis R Foutz


The Following claim I wish Recorded to me the same being the W. of the N E qr of Sect 31---- Town 80 Eighty North Range 5 west
September 21st 1842

Handed in Sept 21st 1842

John W Egbert


[58]

I Eliah Pierson have this day to wit September the 26 1842 mde the following Claim that is to say the E. half of the S E qr of Sect 31 Town 80 N Range 5 west of the 5 pr meridian lying & being in the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa containing 80 Acres more or less which 80 Acre lot I have this day claimed by marking out the same & placing my name on the Corners. there of & which lot is said to have been claimed by Wesley Jones and Co but by them forfeited agreably to the laws of the claim association of said County & Request the same to be entered on the Record of the said claim association witness my hand this 26 day of September 1842

Handed in for Record Oct 8th 1842

Elisha Pierson


Following claim having become forfeited I wish the same Recorded to me the same being the E of the N W qr of Sect 3 T. 79 N R 6 west of the 5 pr meridian this 10 day of November 1842

Admited to Record November 26 1842

Austen Cole


The following claim having become forfeited I wish the same Recorded to me the same being the S. E. qr of the S W qr of Sect (2) Two Town 79. N R 6 west of the 5 pr meridian Novem 13th 1842

Admited to Record Novem 13th 1842

D H Dewey


[59]

James Robinson Claim
Is that part of the N W Fractional qr. of Sect 9. T 79 N R 6. W. which Lyes East of the Iowa River supposed to contain about 24 Acres
Iowa City May 1841.

Handed in for Record January 14th 1843

James Robinson


Beginning at the S. E. corner of Sect 33. T 80 N R 6 west thence N 160 Rods to the qr Sect Stake on the E line of said Section thence west 80 Rods to a Stake from which an Iron wood 4 Inches in diameter bears N 37 E. 3 Links then S 80. Rods to a stake from which a Bur Oak 15 Inches in diameter bears S 36. 45 E. 48 Links thence West 20 Rods to a stake from which a White Oak 24 Inches in diameter bears S 62 W. 27 Links------------------ Thence south 80 Rods to a Stake from which a Hickry 30 Inches in Diameter bears N 24. E 32 Links thence East 100 Rods to the place of beginning

Admited to Record Jany 14th 1843


This agreement made and entered into this the 30 day of October A D 1843. between John Horner of the first part and James Hill of the second part bouth parties of the County of Johnson & Territory of Iowa witnesseth (Note:  The agreement is found in this fragmentary state in the original manuscript.)

 

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