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 … Continue reading Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 240 acres, 1844, Williams Co, 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 … Continue reading Property: Isaac Halsey purchases 80 acres, 1822, Dist. of Delaware, Ohio
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 … Continue reading Chancery Record: Christian Smith granted land for service in War of 1812
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 records and typing it out takes a lot of time. So, happy reading!