DNA JOY!

My mind is ‘jumping up and down’ with joy this morning. Another CRAWFORD researcher contacted me this morning to let me know he had found out his haplogroup: R-Y88686. That is the SAME haplogroup as my brother.

We FINALLY have some evidence that we are related!

We both descend from James Crawford of Preble County, Ohio. His James Crawford was born in 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Warren County, Indiana. My James was born in 1772 in Virginia and died in 1854 in Preble County, Ohio.

Both men were living in Kentucky prior to 1800. His James married Martha Knight in 1793 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. My James married Sally Duggins in 1799 in Garrard County, Kentucky. (Garrard County was formed in 1797 from Lincoln and Madison counties.)

In 1811, his James filed land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the SW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7 Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. In 1816, my James filed similar land entry papers showing he had made the final payment for the NW 1/4 of Section 14, Township 7, Range 2 East in Preble County, Ohio. Yes, they owned adjoining land.

These two families appear to have migrated together for over 100 years. Thus, we have long suspected a relationship.

Not only has our yDNA tests shown us that we need to keep looking for that relationship, but it has added a third James Crawford to the mix. This James was also in Garrard County prior to 1800. James was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1758 and died in Jefferson County, Indiana in 1836. In 1779, this James Crawford married Rebecca Anderson Maxwell in Montgomery County, Virginia.

So that’s three members of our haplogroup:

  • three James Crawfords
  • all in Garrard County, Kentucky prior to 1800
  • all born in Virginia – likely in early Augusta County, Virginia
  • no father/son relationship between any of the three James Crawfords

The fourth member of our haplogroup descends from William Nelson Crawford. William was born in 1829 in Ohio. Little information about William has been found prior to his marriage to Julia Ann Decious in 1864 in Lassen, California. By 1877, William and Julia were living in Klickitat County, Washington. William died in Klickitat County in 1907.

This William Crawford may have been the 21 year old William Crawford listed in the household of William Crawford (son of James and Martha Crawford) on the 1850 census in Pike Township, Warren County, Indiana.

If so, that would place William Nelson Crawford in Warren County, Indiana along with James and Martha Crawford and their children and with my ancestor Nelson G. Crawford, son of James and Sally Crawford.

This new haplogroup information says these four families are related. We just need to do more digging to figure out how!

James Crawford Land in Warren County Indiana

One of the challenges with my CRAWFORD research is separating my CRAWFORD family from the family of James and Martha Crawford. My ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford is the son of James and Sally (Smith Duggins) Crawford.

Both James Crawford families lived in Preble County, Ohio before James and Martha and their children along with my ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford, moved to Warren County, Indiana. So, when I saw that Nelson Crawford was a first land owner in section 8 with James Crawford listed as a first landowner in both section 5 and section 8, I had to wonder if this could be MY James Crawford.


So, when I found the will of James Crawford (wife Martha) on Ancestry, I realized that I needed to put the land descriptions in the will onto a map. Below are the land descriptions from James Crawford’s will and images of the sections from First Landowners Project web site.

Home Place:- – Given to wife Martha and then to daughter, Celinda
North end of Quarter Section No 21 Range 8 West Township 21N

Harvey H Crawford
south half of section No 21 Range 8 West Township 21 N

Polly Swank
East half of SW quarter section no five T21N R8 west

Rebeekah
West half of section no 5 T21N R8 West

Nancy
East Half NW Quarter Section 8 T21N R8 W

By looking at the map, I can see that Polly Swank and Rebekah Crawford received the James Crawford land near Nelson G. Crawford via the will of their father James Crawford. Thus, the James Crawford who registered land near Nelson G. Crawford is not the father of Nelson G. Crawford.

Looking at other areas of Warren County on the First Landowners Project, there are several Crawford tracts of land in sections 25, 26, 35, 36 of Township 21 North Range 9 West and section 1 of Township 20 North of Range 9 West.

Will of James Crawford 

Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, James Crawford, Feb 1834; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2019).

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State of Indiana Warren County

Be it remembered that on the 12th day of February AD 1834 there was filed in the office of the clerk of the Probate Court of said County a will and testament of James Crawford late of said county deceased which will & Testament and affidavit or probate anexed thereto reads in the words & figures following to wit

“In the name of God amen I James Crawford of the county of Warren and State of Indiana being at present of sount and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this and no to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say — First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha the whole of the farm where on I now live that is to say eight acres acrss the norht end of the quarter section No 21 R8 W T 21N Together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and I do fur give and bequeath unto her all the stock and other property belonging to said farm, together with all my household furniture all of which is to be for her use and disposal during her natural lifetime — And at the death of my above name wife Martha I then give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Clinda the whole of the above described eight acres of land whereon I now live to be for her use and disposal forever. And I do further will and bequeath unto my beloved son Harvey H Crawford all the South half of the above named and described quarter section so soon as he becomes of full and lawful age to be at his use and disposal forever. And I further give and bequeath unto him a young horse known by the name of Poney to be at his disposal forever.

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And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Polly Swank the East half of the SW quarter section no five T21 N R8 West to be at her sole use and disposal forever to make her equal with my daughter Betsy Lincoln and Sally Shanklin John D Crawford and William A Crawford and James S Crawford — And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Rebeekah; all the west half of the above described section no five T21 N R8 West to be at her sole use and disposal forever — And I do also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Nancy all the East half of the North West quarter Section Eight T21N R8 W to be at her sole use and disposal forever — And I do more over give and bequeath unto my beloved sons James & Harvey Crawford one hundred dollars out of a note which I hold on Adam Swinehart which money is to be laid out for an eight acre lot of land to be equally divided between them both, and be at their disposal forever.
And I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of Sepber in the year of our Lord 1831. And I do hereby constitute my friends William Pugh and D. D. Hall to be my executors of this my last will and Testament.
James Crawford (seal)
Attest
John C Irvin
James Higgenbottom

State of Indiana Warren County
Warren Probate Court February Term A.D. 1834
Be it remembered that on the 12th day of February aforesaid being the third judicial day of the aforesaid term of the court into open court

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came John C Irvin and James Higenbottom the subscribing witnesses to the annexed will and testament of James Crawford who being duly sworn upon their oaths say that they saw the said James the testator sign and seal said will and heard him proclaim it to be his last will and testament and that they verily believe at the time of his doing the same he the said James was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they at that time subscribed their names as witnesses thereunto at his the said Testator request
John C Irvin
James Higginbottom

Sworn to and subscribed in open court this twelfth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and thirty four

James Cunningham Clerk
by L Kenkennon Depty

Recorded the twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
James Cunningham Clerk of the
Probate Court of Warren County Indiana

Cynthia Crawford Crafton

Cynthia Crawford was the child of  James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson Maxwell Crawford.

She was born about 1802.

Cynthia lived as a 50 year old female born in Kentucky who was listed as Cynthia Crafton in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States on 11 Sep 1850.3
Cynthia Crawford and John Crafton4 were married on 1 Apr 1823 in Jefferson, Indiana, United States.2,511

John Crafton2 was buried in 1836 at Nauvoo Cemetery in Milford, Decatur, Indiana, United States.12

He died on 12 Dec 1836.12


He purchased the South East quarter of the South East quarter of Section thirteen in Township three, north of Range six East in teh District of Lands subject to sale at Jeffersonville, Indiana containing forty acres on 10 Apr 1843 in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States.13

John made full payment for the South west quarter of the South East quarter of Section thirteen in Township three North of Range six East in the District of Lands subject to sale at Jeffersonille, Indiana, containing forty acres on 1 Apr 1844 in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States.13 Cynthia Crawford and John Crafton had the following children:

11. John S. Crafton was born on 23 Feb 1824 in Jefferson Co., Indiana.14

He was buried in 1852 in Milford, Decatur, Indiana, United States of America.

He died on 12 Sep 1852 at the age of 28 in , Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.14

John sold land  on 4 Jul 1853 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.15

He was buried at Nauvoo Cemetery in Milford, Decatur, Indiana, United States.14
John S. Crafton and Caroline Chunn were married on 15 Jul 1849 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.1620

Caroline Chunn16 was born (date unknown). John S. Crafton and Caroline Chunn had the following child:
111. Louisiana Crafton was born in 1854 in Illinois, United States.

She lived in Harrison Township, Union, Indiana in 1870.21

She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900.22

Louisiana lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910.23

She died on 7 May 1940 at the age of 86 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.2425

She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.24
Louisiana Crafton and Herbert John Brink were married on 17 Jun 1890 in Kane, Illinois.2627

Herbert John Brink was born on 16 Jun 1853 in Frankville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States.

He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900.22

He died on 27 Feb 1931 at the age of 77 in Hartland, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

Herbert was buried on 1 Mar 1931 in Algonquin, McHenry, Illinois, United States.
12. Barzilla Crafton3 was born in 1826 in Indiana, United States.3

He lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States on 11 Sep 1850.3

He lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1870.28
Mary J28 was born about 1832 in Indiana, United States.28

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1870.28

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1900.29
13. Patrick H Crafton3 was born about 1828 in Indiana, United States.3

He lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States on 11 Sep 1850.3
14. Rachel Crafton3 was born about 1830 in Indiana, United States.3

She lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States on 11 Sep 1850.3

She was the parent of Lucetta Lancaster.30

Rachel lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1870.28

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1880.3132

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1900.29
Rachel Crafton and Presley Lancaster were married on 17 Jan 1850 in Decatur, Indiana, United States.3334

Presley Lancaster33 was the parent of Lucetta Lancaster.30 Rachel Crafton and Presley Lancaster had the following child:
141. Lucetta Lancaster28 was born on 8 Oct 1856 in Indiana, United States.28,35

She was the child of Rachel Crafton and Presley Lancaster.30

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1870.28

Lucetta lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1880.32

She was the parent of James A Francis.38

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1900.29

Lucetta lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1910.39

She lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1920.40

She died on 1 Sep 1921 at the age of 64.35,41

Lucetta was buried at Olive Branch Cemetery in Clark, Illinois, United States.35
Lucetta Lancaster and James M Francis were married on 3 Feb 1887 in Crawford, Illinois.30,42

James M Francis30 was the parent of James A Francis.38

He lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1900.29

He lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1910.39

James lived in Licking Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1920.40
15. Mary I Crafton3 was born about 1832 in Indiana, United States.3

She lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States on 11 Sep 1850.3

She was the parent of James Franklin Cole.4344

Mary lived in Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana in 1870.46

She lived in Cass, Clay, Indiana in 1880.47
Mary I Crafton and Jacob Cole were married on 17 Nov 1865 in Bowling Green, Indiana.4849

Jacob Cole48 was born on 1 Feb 1835 in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.50

He was the parent of James Franklin Cole.4344

He lived in Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana in 1870.46

Jacob lived in Cass, Clay, Indiana in 1880.47

He died on 7 Apr 1893 at the age of 58 in Ouachita, Arkansas.50

He was buried at Stephens Cemetery in Stephens, Ouachita, Arkansas.50 Mary I Crafton and Jacob Cole had the following children:
151. James Franklin Cole43,46 was born on 22 Mar 1866 in Clay, Indiana, United States.4344,46

He was the child of Jacob Cole and Mary I Crafton.4344

He lived in Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana in 1870.46

James lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1900.51

He lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1910.52

He lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1920.54

James lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1930.55

He died on 13 Mar 1952 at the age of 85 in Arkansas, United States.43

He was buried.43
Elizabeth Francis Holt43 was born in 1871.43

She lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1900.51

She lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1910.52

Elizabeth lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1920.54

She lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1930.55

She lived in Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1956.56

Elizabeth died in 1963 at the age of 92.43
152. Lucy Cole was born on 29 Jun 1868 in , Clay County, Indiana.45,57

She was the child of .45

She lived in Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana in 1870.46

Lucy lived in Cass, Clay, Indiana in 1880.47

She lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1900.63

She lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1910.64

Lucy lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1920.68

She lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1930.69

She died on 24 Jun 1933 at the age of 64 in Indiana, United States.45,5758,70

Lucy was buried at Fertig Cemetery in Owen, Indiana, United States.57
Lucy Cole and Levi Neese were married on 2 Jan 1889 in Putnam, Indiana, United States.71

Levi Neese71 was born on 26 Feb 1857 in Indiana, United States.5758,7273

He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1900.63

He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1910.64

Levi lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1920.68

He lived in Washington, Putnam, Indiana in 1930.69

He died on 4 Jan 1935 at the age of 77.58,72

Levi was buried on 8 Jan 1935 at Ferdick Cemetery in Poland, Clay, Indiana, United States.72

Footnotes
        1. Florence Wilson Houston, Maxwell History and Genealogy (Indianapolis, IN: Press of C. E. Pauley & Co., 1916), p. 255; digitized copy, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/maxwellhistoryge00hous : downloaded copy May 2019.        

2. Jefferson County Indiana Early Marriage Records 1811-1828 (1981), (Crawford.IN.035). Found online at        

3. 1850 U.S. Census, Decatur County, Indiana, population schedule, Clay Township, Decatur County, Indiana, image 44, household 318, Cynthia Crafton; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com): viewed online April 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.        

4. Mary Hedges Reiner, compiler, Oregon State Roster of Ancestor DAR 1963 (Portland, Oregon: 1929), p. 84; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com): viewed online April 2017.        

5. “Jefferson County (Indiana) Marriages 1811-1833” vol. 1 (Crawford.IN.065); in  (: ). CITATION based on TMG Source        

6. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com): viewed online April 2017), Cynthia Crawford – John Crafton.        

7. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com): Index to Marriage Records, WPA, viewed online (April 2017), Cynthia Crawford – John Crafton.        

8. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database, Ancestry, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Cynthia Crawford – John Crafton; FamilySearch..        

9. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : viewed online April 2017), John Crafton – Cynthia Crawford.        

10. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Cynthia Crawford – John Crafton.        

11. Betty M Ritchie, Compiler, Jefferson County Indiana Marriage Records 1811-1831: 1820 heads of household listed, Ripley County Historical Society, sponsor (Madison, IN: Ripley County Historical Society, n.d.), page 1 and 10.        

12. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2019), memorial for John Crafton (?-1836_, Find a Grave Memorial no. #54716306, created by Greg Meyer, citing Nauvoo Cemetery, Milford, Decatur County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by Greg Meyer, John Crafton.        

13. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online April 2019), John Crafton.        

14. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2019), memorial for John Samuel Crafton (1814-1852), Find a Grave Memorial no. #54716335,        

15. Indiana, Bartholomew County. Deeds, Vols. W (cont.) – X (to p. 651), 1856-1858.  Film ##1301899 DGS 8059780. John S Crafton, 4 July 1853 Vol. W: page 519-520; digital image, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online October 2019.        

16. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,”Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (Oct 2019), John S Crafton; State library of Indiana.        

17. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database John S Crafton.        

18. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (Oct 2019), John S Crafton.        

19. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” John S Crafton.        

20. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database John F Crafton.        

21. 1870 U.S. Census, Union County, Indiana, population schedule, Harrison Township, Union County, Indiana, page 5, family 34, Lidie Bennett; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

22. 1900 U.S. Census, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, Lake Township, Cook County, Illinois, ED 957, sheet 15B, family 323, Herbert Brink; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).       

 23. 1910 U.S. Census, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, Chicago, Ward 32, Cook County, Illinois, ED 1381, Sheet 15A, family 328, Louanna Brink; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

24. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2019), memorial for Louisiana Crafton Brink (1853-1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. #144964915,        

25. “Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988,” database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), Louisiana C Brink.        

26. “Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), Lovie L Crafton.       

 27. “Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920,”Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (Nov 2019), Lovie L Crafton.        

28. 1870 U.S. Census, Crawford County, Illinois, population schedule, Licking Township, Crawford County, page 35, family 243, Brazillia Crafton; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2019); Nara microfilm publication T132.        

29. 1900 U.S. Census, Crawford County, Illinois, population schedule, Licking Township, Crawford County, Illinois, ED 42, Sheet 11B, family 226, Francis James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2019); NARA, 1900 T623.        

30. “Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940,” database Liucella Lancaster – James M. Francis.        

31. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, Rachel Lancaster, 12 Jun 1880; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

32. 1880 U.S. Census, Crawford County, Illinois, population schedule, Licking Township, Crawford County, Illinois, ED 185, page 21, family 194, Rachel Lankester; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

33. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” Rachel Crafton – Presley Lancaster.        

34. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Rachel Crafton.        

35. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2019), memorial for Lucetta Francis (1856-1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. #107258262,        

36. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Sammie B Francis – Mary Deverick.        

37. “Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947,” database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019), Samuel B Francis.        

38. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2019), memorial for James Albert Francis (1895-1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. #53499188,        

39. 1910 U.S. Census, Crawford County, Illinois, population schedule, Licking Township, Crawford County, Illinois, ED 25, Sheet 8B, No. 172, James M Francis; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2019).        

40. 1920 U.S. Census, Crawford County, Illinois, population schedule, Licking Township, Crawford County, Illinois, ED 33, sheet 4A and 4B, family 74, J. M Francis; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

41. “Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947,” database on-line Lucetta Francis.        

42. “Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019), Lucetta Lackster.        

43. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2019), memorial for James Franklin Cole (1866-1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. #162530461,        

44. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019), James Franklin Cole.        

45. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Lucy Belle Neese, 24 June 1933; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019.        

46. 1870 U.S. Census, Clay County Indiana, population schedule, Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana, page 87, family 663, Jacob Cole; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

47. 1880 U.S. Census, Clay County, Indiana, population schedule, Cass, Clay County, Indiana, ED 234, page 4, Coal Jacob; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

48. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Mary J Crafton.       

49. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Mary J Crafton.        

50. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2019), memorial for Jacob Cole (1835-1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. #162530445,        

51. 1900 U.S. Census, Ouachita County, Arkansas, population schedule, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas, ED 151, sheet 9B, family 158, James F Cole; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

52. 1910 U.S. Census, Ouachita County, Arkansas, population schedule, Smackover Township. Ouachita County, Arkansas, ED 124, sheet 11A, family 192, James F Cole; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

53. “G. B. Cole,” The Camden News (Camden, Arkansas), 6 October 1970, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).        

54. 1920 U.S. Census, Ouachita, Arkansas, population schedule, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas, ED 150, Sheet 12B, family 230, James F Cole; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

55. 1930 U.S. Census, Ouachita County, Arkansas, population schedule, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas, ED 23, sheet 2B, family 130, James F Cole; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

56. Local News, The Camden News (Camden, Arkansas), 13 December 1956, page 12; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).        

57. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2019), memorial for Lucy Belle Cole Neese (1868-1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. #42644696,        

58. “Putnam Farmer Dies Saturday,” Greencastle Daily Banner (Greencastle, Indiana), 7 January 1935, page 1; digital image, Newspaper Archives (www.findmypast.com : viewed online November 2019), Newspaper Archives.        

59. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Edgar A Neese.        

60. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Edgar Adam Neese, 15 Mar 1984; .        

61. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Harvey P Neese.        

62. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Harvey Paul Neese, 1 Jun 1966; .        

63. 1900 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, ED 86, Sheet 15B, family 325, Levi Neese; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

64. 1910 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, ED 115, sheet 3A, family 48, Levi Neese; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

65. “Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001,” database Ralph W Neese.        

66. Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Ralph Huffman Neese, 17 June 1911; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019. Original Source: Indiana Archives and Records Administration.        

67. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Ralph W Neese, 28 Nov 1988; .        

68. 1920 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, ED 87, Sheet 6B, family 149, Levi Neece; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2019).        

69. 1930 U.S. Census, Putnam County, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Putnam County, Indiana, ED 22, sheet 4A, family 95, Levi Neese; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).        

70. “Mrs Levi Neese Dies,”  Greencastle Daily Banner (Greencastle, Indiana), 26 June 1933, page 1; digital image, Newspaper Archives (www.findmypast.com : viewed online November 2019), Newspaper Archives.        

71. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Lucy B Cole.        

72. Indiana, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Levi Neese, 4 Jan 1935; .        

73. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2019), memorial for Levi John Neese (1857-1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. #42644701,

Random Newspaper Find

Do you ever go off on tangents with your genealogy research? If so, welcome to the club!

I often go off on tangents with my FAN club. For the past several months, I’ve been on one of those tangents — researching the descendants of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson Maxwell Crawford.

My most recent quest involves the descendants of Cynthia Crawford and John Crafton. This family is elusive! Born between 1824 and 1832, their children include John S., Barzilla, Patrick H, Rachel and Mary I. Even though I have approximate birth dates for all of the children, I only have a death date for John S. Crafton.

This past week, I’ve been investigating the family of Mary I Crafton who married Jacob Cole in Indiana in 1865. According to Find a Grave, Jacob Cole died in 1893 in Ouachita County Arkansas. In an attempt to learn more about Mary Crafton Cole, I started investigating the Arkansas branch of the family thru their son James Franklin Cole.

Since I didn’t know a lot about this family, I used connections on Find a Grave to identify the family. From the Find a Grave memorial for James Franklin Cole, I learned his wife was Elizabeth Francis Holt. I also was able to identify 3 of the children: Harvey E Cole, James Dewitt Cole and Ora Mae Cole.

When working with a ‘new’ family, I also use the FamilySearch tree to see what other researchers have concluded. Based on the location of his birth and death and his wife’s name, I matched James Franklin Cole in my RootsMagic database to James Franklin Cole (1866-1952) [L164-8WB]. Since FamilySearch had two additional children, Herbert Lee Cole and Roy J Cole, I added them to the family.

My next step was to locate information to support the family configuration obtained via Find a Grave and FamilySearch. Ancestry hints to census records provided support for the family configuration.

However, none of this provided a tie between James Franklin Cole of Arkansas and the Cole family in Clay County, Indiana. That’s when I turned to newspapers to try and locate obituaries for the Cole family in Ouachita County, Arkansas.

So far, I haven’t found any obituaries. However, I did find one of those ‘gossipy’ tidbits that provides a major clue. According to the gossip,

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cole of Conroe, Texas visited Mr. and Ms. J. D. Cole and Mrs. J. F. Cole Friday.

Local News, The Camden News (Camden, Arkansas), 13 December 1956, page 12; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

That little tidbit not only provides a location for the family of Roy Cole in 1956 but also indicates that his mother, Mrs. J. F. Cole, is still living.


The next random find involves G. B. Cole. At first, I browsed past the article about the retirement of Police Chief G. B. Cole since I didn’t have any G. Cole in the family. However, something caused me to go back and read the article. This article is interesting for its information about the use of an automobile by the police. However, buried in this article is the birth date and parents of G. B. Cole. This retirement article places George Bernard Cole in the family of James F. Cole and Elizabeth Francis Holt, and potentially a great-grandson of Cynthia Crawford Crafton.

G. B. Cole

Police Chief G. B. Cole will retire on December 31, 1970, after 31 years of service with the Camden Police Department. Cole’s letter in which he stated his intention to retire was read Monday night to members of the City Board of Directors by City Manager Robert Herchert.

George Bernard Cole, 60, was born February 12, 1910 at Ogemaw. He was the son of James F. and Elizabeth Francis Holt Cole. He graduated from Stephens High school.

The veteran police office attended one semester at Harding College at Morrilton. He was force to leave college because of the depression. However, later he attended Draughon’s Business College at Little Rock.

Cole joined the Camden Police Department July 14, 1939 under the administration of Mayor D. W. Harell. He worked as a patrolman until World War II, during which he was drafted by the Cotton Belt railroad to work in the special agent’s department out of Dallas. He took a leave of absence from the police department.

Cole stated he had an opportunity to work for two other railroads, Missouri Pacific or the Frisco but joined Cotton Belt because he knew most of the officers in this area.

He worked in Dallas for more than a year and was transferred back to Camden. He said that was in December of 1944. He said they were building the Naval Ammunition Depot when he returned.

After the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan and the enemy surrendered, I obtained my release and rejoined the local police force,” Cole said.
In the meantime, Harrell was re-elected Mayor and on August 29, 1945, Cole was appointed Chief of Police.

Cole stated that one of the most puzzling crimes during his career with police work is the disappearance of Maude Crawford on March 2, 1957. Cole, holding a wanted poster in his hand, said, “we sent one of these to every major city in the United States and nothing has turned up.” The poster reads that a $1000 will be given the person who furnishes information leading to Mrs Crawford or her body.

“We checked out hundreds of leads but all were futile,” he said.

Cole said he had a love for police work and it was with sadness he was leaving his job.
The police chief is married to the former Maxine Morgan of Stephens and they have two children and four grandchildren. Their son, James Cole, works for Humble Oil and Refining Company in Houston and their daughter, Betty Joe Roberts, resides with her family Orlando, Fla.

The Coles are members of Maul Road Church of Christ.

In My own mind, after gathering statistics we, in Camden, have as low a crime rate as any city of the same size in the United States, I attribute this to the splendid cooperation by both races in Camden,” he said.

When Cole first joined the local police force there were four other members. “A.R. Lamb who moved here from Little Rock was acting police chief. Morris Cawthon was motorcycle patrolman and he and Lamb worked the day shift, while S. E. Padgett, Sr., and I worked nights. We had extra help on weekends,” he said. Cole mentioned that none of the members of the force when he joined are living today.

In the late part of 1939, Mayor Harrell purchased for the department its first auto. Prior to that all calls were answered by taxi cabs. “It was a ’40 model Ford,” Cole said.
Cole stated that during the rainy season, officers had to park the patrol car at about where the [Grapetite] plant is now on Grinstead Street, if they received calls over in Southeast Camden. “Cars couldn’t travel into the area and we had to leave our car and walk over to where ever the call was, make the arrest and walk back to the auto, he said. When a taxi was used it would wait most of the time.

Today the Camden Police Department operates four autos, and Cole has recommended that the city purchase another one next year. The 1970 budget provides for 15 policemen and Cole has asked for a 24-man force next year. This includes the dispatcher and metermaid.

“G. B. Cole,” The Camden News (Camden, Arkansas), 6 October 1970, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

With this article and the 1910 and 1920 census for the Cole family, I was not only able to add George B. Cole to the family, but also another daughter, Mabel Cole.

So far, I haven’t found that ‘magic bullet’ linking the Arkansas Cole family to the Indiana Cole family and thus to Mary Crafton Cole. However, I am still looking!

Elusive David Hall Family

Jane Crawford, daughter of James and Rebecca (Anderson) Crawford married David Hall. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find much information on David and Jane Hall.David Hall1 lived in Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1820.2

He filed land entry papers for land being the East half of the Southwest quarter of section 25 Township 10 of Range 5 containing 80 acres on 24 Apr 1820 in Indiana, United States.3

He  purchased land being lot 104 in Columbus in 1823 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.4

David  purchased land being lot 63 in Columbus in 1823 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.5

He filed land entry papers for land being the West half of the Southwest quarter of Section 25 Township 10 of Range 5 containing 80 acres on 1 Jan 1823 in Indiana, United States.6

David Hall of Dearborn County, Indiana made full payment for the south West quarter of the North East quarter of Section seventeen in township six of Range two West in the District of lands subject to sale at Cincinnati, Ohio (lying in Indiana) containing 40 acres on 7 Nov 1837 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.7

David sold land being lot number 104 in Columbus on 1 Dec 1838 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.8

He sold land land being lot number 63 in Columbus on 2 Oct 1839 in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.9

David Hall and Jane Crawford10 were married on 5 Jan 1814 in Jefferson, Indiana, United States.1,1117

Jane Crawford, daughter of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson, was born about 1796.

She was the child of James Crawford and Rebecca Anderson.16

She was also known as Jane Hall on 5 Jan 1814.1


        1. Jefferson County Indiana Early Marriage Records 1811-1828 (: , 1981), (Crawford.IN.035). Found online at [WebAddress].        

2. 1820 U.S. Census, Jefferson County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson County, Indiana, image 23, James Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33.        

3. Indiana, Bartholomew County. Deeds, vols. M (cont.)-N, 1848-1849.  Film ##1301782 DGS 8059762. David Hall, 18 Sept 1849 Vol. N: page 327; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online September 2019.       

4. Indiana, Bartholomew. Deeds, Vol. A, 1822-1827.  Film ##1301775 DGS 8059756. David Hall, 1823 Vol. A: page 153-154; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online September 2019.        

5. Indiana, Bartholomew. Deeds, Vol. A, 1822-1827, David Hall, Vol. A; .        

6. Indiana, Bartholomew County. Deeds, vols. M (cont.)-N, 1848-1849, David Hall, 18 Sep 1849; .        

7. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online April 2019), David Hall.        

8. Indiana, Barthlomew County. Deed Record Volume F.  Film ##1301778 DGS 8059758. David Hall to Solomon Shell, 1 Dec 1838 Vol. F: page 358; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online February 2019.        

9. Indiana, Barthlomew County. Deed Record Volume F, David Hall, 2 Oct 1839; .        

10. Mary Hedges Reiner, compiler, Oregon State Roster of Ancestor DAR 1963 (Portland, Oregon: 1929), p. 84; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017.        

11. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Jane Crawford / David Hall].        

12. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

13. “Indiana, Marraiges, 1810-2001,” database, Ancestry,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

14. Dodd, Jordan, “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall.].        

15. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (April 2019), Jane Crawford – David Hall; State library of Indiana.].        

16. Florence Wilson Houston, Maxwell History and Genealogy (Indianapolis, IN: Press of C. E. Pauley & Co., 1916), p. 255; digitized copy, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/maxwellhistoryge00hous : downloaded copy May 2019.        

17. Betty M Ritchie, Compiler, Jefferson County Indiana Marriage Records 1811-1831: 1820 heads of household listed, Ripley County Historical Society, sponsor (Madison, IN: Ripley County Historical Society, n.d.), page 1 and 10.

John S Crafton Deed

FamilySearch
Bartholomew County, Indiana
Deeds, Vols. W (cont.) – X (to p.651), 1856-1858
FamilySearch Film 1301899 DGS 8059780

This is likely, John S. Crafton [KP3G-WHX], grandson of James and Rebecca Crawford.

Book W page 519 – Crafton Jno S heir


Whereas heretofore Reason S Foster Administrator of the Estate of
John S Crafton late of that County of Bartholomew and State of Indiana
deceased filed in the Court of Common Pleas of said County by his petition
representing that said deceased in his life time towit on —— day of
AD 1851 executed to John W Hazelwood of Decatur County Indi-
ana his title bond or contract for the North East quarter of the North
East quarter of section eleven in township ten north of Range seven
east containing forty acres in consideration of the sum of two hundred
dollars to him in hand paid and two hundred and sixty five dollars
which was due and payable on on the 25th day of December 1852
which last sum of money remained due and unpaid and that
said decedent died without making any provision for the conveyance
of said tract of land so sold as aforesaid and that Louisiana
Crafton aged one year was the only child of said decedent and
whereas such such proceeding were had upon said petition in
said Court of Common Pleas that afterwards at the term thereof hol
den in April in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty
three it was ordered adjudged and decreed by the said Court
that said defendant John W Hazelwood upon payment of the
purchase money due in accordance with the terms of the contract
exhibited herein is legally entitled to a deed in fee simple for
the North East quarter of the North East quarter of section eleven
in township ten north of Range seven East containing forty
acres and that the undersigned William Singleton be and is hereby ap
ppointed Commissioner herein to execute a Conveyance to said John
W Hazelwood his heirs and assigns for said tract of land.
Now therefore in pursuance of the said decree and in considera
tion of the sum of two hundred and sixty five dollars to him
in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and
in compliance with the trust refused in him as such doth
hereby grants alien and confirm to the said John W Hazelwood
and to his heirs and assigns forever all the right to and
interest of the said Louisiana Crafton of in and to the said
tract of land in the said petition and also herein above described
To have and to hold the same to him the said John W. Hazelwood
and his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof the un
dersigned has hereunto affixed his seal and signature as such
Commissioner as aforesaid the fourth day of July in the year
of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three.
William Singleton
State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
I Isaac S Boardman, Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas of said County hereby certify that at a term of
said Court held at the Court house in Columbus on the 5th

Book W page 520

day of July 1853 William Singleton personally appeared in open
Court and acknowledged the foregoing deed as appears from the
records of said Court remaining in my office.
In Testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and
affix the seal of said Court at Columbus this 25
July 1853.
L S Boardman
Recorded January 20 1857
Wm C Abbott R B C

1823 Deed Luke Bonesteel and William Crawford

Bartholomew County IN
Land records

Deed Book A
page 212

This Indenture made this eleventh day of March one thousand
eight hundred and twenty three between Luke Boneste[el] and
Julia Bonste[el]his wife of the county of Bartholomew and
State of Indiana of the one part and William D Crawford


page 213

of the county of Jefferson and State aforesaid of the other part
Witnesseth that the said Luke Bonesteel and Julia his wife for and
in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars good and
lawful current money of the United State to them the said Luke
Bonesteel and Julia Bonesteel his wife as aforesaid in hand well
and truly paid by the said William D Crawford the receipt whereof
is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained & sold aliened
[enscossed] conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doeth
grant bargain and sell convey and confirm unto the said William
D. Crawford his heirs and assigns one certain tract or parcel
of land with all the appurtenances lying and being in the
Town of Columbus and in the county of Bartholomew aforesaid
and state aforesaid and which one certain tract or parcel of
land is town lot no. one hundred and sixty nine and is situated
and corners on Vernon and Franklin streets and containing
seventy five feet in front on said Vernon Street and one hundred
and fifty feet in front on said Franklin street the whole
number in said lot containing being eleven thousand two
hundred and fifty square feet and all the estate right title
claim interest and fee of them the sd Luke Bonesteel and his
said wife Julia Bonesteel of in and to the same. To have and to
hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances
unto the said William D. Crawford and to his heirs and assigns
to his and their own proper use benefit and behoof forever
and the said Luke Bonesteel covenant and agree with the said
William D Crawford his heirs and assigns that he the said
William D. Crawford his heirs and assigns that he the said
Luke Bonesteel is seized of a good sure perfect and indefeasible
estate in fee simple of in and to the said parcel or tract or parcel
of land with all the appurtenances that he hath full power and
lawful authority to sell and convey the same unto the said
William D Crawford and to his heirs and assigns forever and
that he the said Luke Boneseell will and his heirs exeuctors and
administrators shall warrant and forever defend the said
tract or parcel of land with all the appertenances unto the said
William D. Crawford and to his heirs and assigns against all and
every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully cliaming or to
claim the same. In virtues whereof the said Luke Bonesteel and
Julia his said wife hereunto set their hands and seals on the day
and year first written
Luke Bonesteel (seal)
Julia Bonesteel (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered
in presence of

page 214

State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
But
That this day personally appeared before
me the Justice of the peace the within
named grantor Luke Bonesteel and acknowledged his hand
and seal affixed to the within deed to be his voluntary act
and deed for the purposes therein mentioned above his wife Judith
Bonesteel and being examined separate and apart from her
husband acknowledged her hand and seal affixed to the
within deed to be her voluntary act and deed for the purposes
therein mentioned. Given under my hand and seal this 11th
day of March 1823.
Ebenzer Ward Justice of Peace 

1834 Deed John Crawford to Eli Guthrey

Bartholomew County, Indiana
Deeds, 1822-1887

Deeds, vols. D-E (to p.515), 1833-1837
FamilySearch Film 1301777 DGS 8059757

Book D page 406

Crawford to Guthrey

This indenture made this sixteenth day of March in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four between
John Crawford and Rebecca his wife of the first part of the county
of Bartholomew and State of Indiana and Eli Guthrey and William
Johnson of the County and State aforesaid of the second part
Witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the
sum of three hundred dollars lawful money to them in hand paid
by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged has granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by
these presents doth grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the
said Eli Guthery and William Johnson their heirs and assigns forever
all the certain tract or parcel of situated lying and being in Bartholomew
County and State aforesaid in the district of land sold at Indianapolis
being the West half of the South West quarter of section thirty four
in township no. Ten north of range No. five East containing eighty
acres together with all and singular the hereditaments & improvements and
appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining together
with the rents issues and profits thereof To have and to hold the
premises hereby sold and conveyed together with the appurtenances to the
sole and only proper benefits use and behoof of the said Eli Guthrey
and William Johnson their heirs and assigns forever and the said John
Crawford and Rebecca his wife for themselves their heirs executors and
administrators and assigns the aforesaid tract of land with all and singul
ar the appurtenances thereunto belonging or unto Eli Guthrey and
William Johnson his heirs and assigns from the claim or claims of
every person whatever will warrant and forever defend
In Testimony whereof the said John Crawford and Rebecca his
wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first
above written.
John Crawford (seal)
Rebecca (her mark) Crawford (seal)
In presence of us
Witness
Corbley Guthrey
Samuel M Buckhanon

State of Indian
Bartholomew County
Before the undersigned a Justice of the
peace within and for said county personally
came John Crawford and Rebecca his wife the within grantors and
being examined agreeable to the act in such cases made and provided
acknowledged the above indenture to be their voluntary act and deed
for the uses and purposes therein contained
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
the sixteenth of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty
five
John Pitcher Justice of (seal)
the peace
Recorded March the 17th 1835
Joseph McKinney RBC

1849 Hall Patent Number 78

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records
Deeds, Vols. M (cont.) – N, 1848-1849
FamilySearch Film 1301782 DGS 8059762

image 329 – start of item 2
Deed Record VOl N
17 Apr 1849 – 27 Dec 1849

Hall David form USA E SW S25 T20 R5 80 acres Nov 1822
Book N page 327

Certificate No 78

The United States of America. To all to whom these
presents shall come Greeting.
Wherein David Hall of Jefferson County, Indiana
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United
States, a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at
Brookville, State of Indiana whereby it appears that
full payment has been made by the said David
Hall according tot he provisions of the Act of Con-
gress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled, “An act ma-
king further provision for the sale of the Public Lands
for the East half of the South West quarter of Section
twenty-five in Township ten, of Range five, in the
District of Brookville and State of Indiana containing

Eighty acres according to the official plat of the survey
of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office
by the Surveyor General which said tract of has been
purchased by the said David Hall — Now know
ye, that the United States of America, in consider-
ation of the premises and in conformity with the sev-
eral acts of Congress in such case made and provided
have given and granted and by these presents do give and
grant unto the said David Hall the said tract
above described: To have and to hold the same
together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and
appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto be-
longing, unto the said David Hall and his heirs and
assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, James Monroe Pres-\
ident of the United States of America, have caused
these letters to be made Patent and the seal of the Gen-
eral Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of
Washington the thirteenth day of November in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and twenty two and of the Independence of
the United States the forty seventh.
By the President: James Monroe
John McLean Commissioner of the General
Land Office
Recorded
Vol. 4 – page 285 exd

Recorded 18th Sept. 1849
Isaac S. Bourdman RBC

1823 Hall Purchases Lot 63 Columbus

Bartholomew County Indiana
Land Records

General Index, Vol. 11, 1885-1887 / Deeds, Vol. A 1822-1827
FamilySearch film 1301775 DGS 8059756

Hall David from Farquer John agent
page 154

No. 132

Know all men by these presents that I John Farguar
agent for the county of Bartholomew in the state of Indiana for
and in condition of Dollars to me in hand before the en-
sealng hereby David Hall the receipt whereof I do hereby ac
knowledged have in my capacity as agent as aforesaid
and for and in behalf of the county of Bartholomew granted
bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant
bargain sell and convey unto the said David Hall his heirs
and assignes forever the following described tract or parcel
or lot of land situated in the town of Columbus in said
county of Bartholomew known and designated on the plat of said
town by no Sixty three situated in the town of Columbus con-

taning eleven thousand two hundred and fifty square feet
to have and to hold the said tract or parcel or lot of land
with all the appurtenances and priveleges to the same belonging
to the said David Hall his heirs and assignes to his and
they own proper use benefit and behoof forever and
the said John Farquar in my said capacity and for and
in behalf of the said county of Bartholomew do hereby coven
ant unto and with the said David Hall his heirs and
assignes that before and until the ensealing hereof the
said county of Bartholomew is the true sole and lawful owner
of said granted tract or parcel or lot of land is lawfully
seased and possessed of the same as absolute estate in fee
simple and has good right full power and lawful
authority to grant bargain sell and convey the same in man
ner aforesaid and further I the said John Farquar
in my said capacity and for and in behalf of the said
county of Bartholomew do covenant unto the said David
Hall his heirs and assignes to warrant and defend the
above granted tract or lot of land with all the priveleges and
appurtenances to the same belonging against the lawful claims

page 155

and demands of any persons whatsoever In witness whereof I hereunto set my
hand and seal this AD one thousand eight hundred & twenty three.
John Farquar Agent (seal)
of Bartholomew County
in presence of
Ebenezer Ward

State of Indiana
Bartholomew County
Then personally appeared John
Farquar and acknowledged the above instrument by him
subscribed as agent for the county of Bartholomew to e
his voluntary act and deed. Before me Ebenezer Ward
one of the Justices of the Peace within and for the said County
Given under my and and seal this _____ 1823
Ebenezer ward Justice of the Peace (seal)