Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 240 acres, 1844, Williams Co, Ohio

Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 240 acres, 1844, Williams Co, Ohio

Isaac Halsey, father of Lucretia (Halsey) Lightcap, purchased 240 acres on September 10, 1844, in Williams County, Ohio. Document Type: State Volume Patent. Document #11689. The East half of the South East quarter and the North West quarter of the South East quarter and the East half of the South West quarter and the North West Quarter of the South West quarter of Section twenty-two, in Township seven North of Range one East, in the District of Land subject to sale at Lima, Ohio, containing two hundred forty acres. Found at the U.S. Department of the … [Read more...]

Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 80 acres, 1822, Dist. of Delaware, Ohio

Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 80 acres, 1822, Dist. of Delaware, Ohio

Isaac Halsey, father of Lucretia (Halsey) Lightcap, purchased 80 acres in the District of Delaware, Ohio, April 1, 1822. Document Type: State Volume Patent. Document #897. The East half of the South West quarter of section Twenty eight, in township one north of the baseline of Range fifteen, in the district of Delaware and State of Ohio, containing eighty acres. Found at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office Records. … [Read more...]

Chancery Record: Christian Smith granted land for service in War of 1812

Chancery Record: Christian Smith military warrant 1 Oct 1851

As reward for his service in the War of 1812, my gggg-grandfather Christian Smith was granted land by the U.S. government.  Christian Smith was drafted into Captain Jacob Catterlin's 2nd Regiment Ohio militia in Fairfield County, Ohio. He served from September 1, 1813, until March 1, 1814. Military Warrant No. 3833 for 80 acres issued in his favor: the North half of SE qtr of Sec 9 in Twp 32, Rng 3 W in the Dist of Lands subject to sale at Winamac Indiana. This record was found at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office … [Read more...]

Chancery Record: Nathaniel Lynch deed to John Lightcap

johnLightcap Chancery 1835 Feb 02

I've decided that I'm going to start posting chancery records.  They are invaluable sources of information.  My mother is the queen of finding land records, so all thanks should be directed to her. This is the chancery record that Nathaniel Lynch deeded to John Lightcap, "the East half of the North Part quarter of Section twenty two, in Township one North, of Range fifteen" in Seneca County, Ohio.  Recorded June 13, 1835.  John Lightcap was my gggg-grandfather. I usually try to transcribe the records that I post. However, figuring out the handwriting on chancery … [Read more...]

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