Hardin County

Early Land Sales

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Land sales from the public domain were recorded by field employees of the U.S. General Land Office, state and local officials, and clerks of the Illinois Central Railroad. These records were transferred to the Illinois State Archives for permanent retention in 1957. Because the records are arranged by legal description, a database was developed to allow the records to be searched by name.

The database contains information about nearly 550,000 land sales from the 54,740 square miles of the public domain sold within Illinois. Each purchase entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, numeric code indicating the county in which the land is located, legal description (township, section, range), volume and page numbers of original entry, and variously, the sale type, and the purchaser's sex and residence.

Extracted from Illinois State Archives: Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales

Early Land Records

Section 13 Township 11 Range 8 East

1853 Apr 19 George Mathews
1854 Oct 11 Jefferson Hobbs
1853 Mar 8 Martha McCoy
1854 Oct 11 Jefferson Hobbs
1853 Jan 24 Maxwell C. Winter
1853 Apr 16 Daniel V. Ginger
1853 Mar 8 Martha McCoy
1853 Mar 8 Martha McCoy
1854 Sept 28 Daniel V. Ginger
1856 Sept 28 Daniel V. Ginger
1854 Nov 13 Stephen Banks
1853 Mar 8 Martha McCoy
1849 Nov 17 Emily A.C. Seffler
1848 Nov 27 Andrew L. Calvert

Section 14 Township 11 Range 8 East

1854 Sept 23 George Mathews
1853 Apr 19 George Mathews
1846 Aug 25 William N. Towles
1845 Feb 25 Wm. C. Terrill
1854 Oct 11 Andrew Patton
1854 Sept 23 George Matthis
1851 Dec 2 John Ginger
1854 Sept 28 Barney Lane
1853 Apr 18 Daniel V. Ginger
1854 Sept 28 Daniel V. Ginger
1849 May 4 Daniel V. Ginger
1854 Jan 19 Daniel V. Ginger

Section 15 Township 11 Range 8 East

1854 Oct 10 Andrew Patton
1854 Sept 28 Barney Lane
1854 Oct 5 Berlin L. Ledbetter
1855 Apr 26 John D. Lehren
1854 Jan 6 John W. Kerr
1854 Sept 28 Barney Lane
1854 Jan 6 John W. Kerr
1854 Oct 4 William J.C. Morrison
1854 Sept 28 Barney Lane
1854 Feb 9 Jacob Drumm
1853 Jun 17 Barney Lane

Section 35 Township 12 Range 7

1851 Jun 2 Carrol Ashford
1847 Oct 30 Carrol Ashford
1838 Jan 13 Samuel Blair
1848 Aug 14 Samuel Parkeson
1837 May 6 William S. Rice
1839 Jan 16 James M. McMurphy
1837 Mar 2 Sanuel Parkeson
1833 Oct 15 James Steel
1835 Dec 11 James Steel

Section 36 Township 12 Range 7

1840 Dec 24 Calvin Allard
1852 Jul 20 Isaac H. Trabune
1839 Jan 1 John Critchlow
1838 Dec 5 Noah Cravens & J. Critchlow
1835 Dec 26 Thomas Cowsart
1845 Feb 25 Lucretia Turner
1839 Feb 1 Jenny Cowsart
1832 Dec 31 Thomas Cowsart
1831 Sept 13 Moses Twitchell
1836 May 30 Thomas Cowsart Jr.
1836 May 30 Noah Cravens
1832 Dec 26 Franklin Twitchell

Section 13 Township 12 Range 8 E

1838 Dec 12 Edmond Rose
1839 Apr 13 William Story
1839 Feb 15 Edmond Rose
1839 Apr 13 William Story
1840 Jun 11 Elizabeth Jackson
1819 Jan 29 Andrew Jackson
1818 Oct 24 Dudley Glass
1853 Jun 7 Andrew Jackson
1836 Aug 16 John Pankey
1836 May 17 Johnson Hosick

Section 14 Township 12 Range 8 E

1854 May 1 Joseph T. Hosick
1846 Dec 16 Asa Davis
1844 Dec 9 Asa Foster
1837 Feb 13 Samuel P. Jackson
1853 Aug 25 William Black
1847 Dec 4 Wm. Henry Foster
1833 May 4 Horace Foster
1854 Apr 13 Wm. Black
1831 Aug 13 Horace Foster
1831 Oct 3 Asa Foster
1818 Nov 30 Nathan Clamplet

Section 15 Township 12 Range 8 E

1854 Sept 19 William N. Ayres
1849 Mar 9 William Herford
1855 May 17 James P. Green
1854 Sept 14 William A. Ralph
1854 Sept 19 William N. Ayres
1844 Dec 9 William Davis
1839 Dec 19 Abraham Herford
1853 July 19 William T. Graves
1848 Nov 18 Mary Stout
1849 Sept 4 Asa Foster
1848 Jun 2 Vincent Sea
1855 Apr 6 Jacob Drumm
1839 Mar 4 James Pankey

Section 1 Township 11 Range 9

1836 Jun 9 John Cranshaw
1836 Jun 18 Giles Taylor
1833 Mar 25 Jacob Wolford
1833 Jan 2 Crawford Odam
1836 Jun 18 Giles Taylor

Contributed and transcribed by Ginger Hayes, thanks to permission granted by the Saline County Genealogical Society. First published in The Shawnee, the quarterly publication of the Saline County Genealogical Society, Fall 1991 issue.


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