ORIGINAL LAND OWNERS
MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA
1854


From: Marshall County Roots and Branches, Vol. 22, No. 3, July, 2001, Judy McCollough, Editor and Compiler

PUBLIC SALE of SWAMP LANDS in MARSHALL COUNTY

The following public notice appeared in The Banner, a newspaper printed in Plymouth, dated 4 August 1853:

OFFICE OF AUDITOR of Marshall County
Plymouth, May 6th, 1853
In pursuance of the provisions of an act entitled "an act to regulate the sale of the Swamp Lands donated by the United States to the State of Indiana, and to provide for the Draining and reclaiming thereof, in accordance with the condition of said grant," approved May 29, 1852, and the several acts supplemental thereto, approved June 14, 1852, and March 4, 1853, there will be offered at public sale, at the court house, in the town of Plymouth, all the

SWAMP LANDS

Lying and being in said county of Marshall, situated as follows, to wit:

In Townships number 32, 33, 34, and 35, north, range 1 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 2 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 3 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 4 east.
The sale will commence on the 8th day of August 1853 at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and be continued from day to day until all the lands are offered. The conditions of sale are Cash, and the following funds will be received in payment, to wit:

Gold and silver, the notes of the State Bank of Indiana, the notes of the Free Banks of Indiana, the Bank of Missouri, and all solvent Banks of Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia.

T. McDONALD,
Auditor, Marshall County


May 12, 1853
Appended are section 40 of the law of May 29th, 1852, and sec. 1 of the amendatory law approved March 4, 1853, showing the conditions upon which preemption claimants may enter their lands.

Sec. 40. Each and every person residing upon any of the Swamp Lands in any county in this State, and having improvements thereon, or having improvements thereon only, on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, shall be entitled to enter the same at private entry for the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents the acre: Provided, That before any person shall be entitled to enter the same as in this section provided, he shall prove to the satisfaction of the county Auditor, by the affidavit of at least two disinterested witnesses, that he resided and had improvements thereon only, previous to the first day of January, 1852; And provide further; That the said application to enter the land claimed under this section, shall be made and the money paid therefore, before the same shall be offered at public sale.

LAW OF MARCH 4, 1853

Sec. 1.Be it enacted, etc. That all persons having improvements on any of the swamp lands prior to the first day of January, 1853, shall have the right to enter the same at private entry for the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents the acre, before the offering of the same at public sale, by fully complying with the fortieth section of the act to which this is supplemental; And provided that improvements shall mean a house thereon, or house and land under fence; or land under fence alone.

T. McD.
Auditor, M.C.

This follow-up item appeared in The Banner, dated 18 August 1853

SWAMP LAND SALES - There have been disposed of in this county, of those lands 8,497 acres, and the gross receipts for which amount to but $10,809. This report includes the sale of the 8th instant and from that time to the 16th at private sale.

The day cannot be far distant, when every acre of the unoccupied lands in Northern Indiana, will be brought into active cultivation or use in some way - and by drainage of the Swamp Lands, improve the general health of the country, and afford comfortable homes for many who are now destitute of them. The rapid strides now taking by capital and enterprise in the construction of Railroads, the erection of manufacturing establishments, and other local improvements, have a tendency to bring into active demand, lands of the most inferior quality; and in less than five years from this time, we expect to see those lands now buried in water deep enough to swim and mire a horse, surrounding the industrious husbandman in his comfortable cottage dwelling upon the higher ground, with their substantials and luxuries in the richest profusion - affording him encouragement and a rich reward in return for his care for them. So mote it be.

ORIGINAL LAND OWNERS

The following is abstracted from lists returned to Marshall County by the Office of the State Auditor, Indianapolis, Indiana, certifying the "Swamp Lands" sold in Marshall County through the Indianapolis Land District.

Date of
1854
Purchase
Name Description Sec. Twp. Range Acres
1-4 Richard Corbaly E - NE 29 34 3 80
" " SW - NE 29 34 3 40
1-5 Thomas McDonald SW - SW 8 32 2 40
1-9 William Huff NW - NE 29 35 3 40
1-9 Robert Johnson SE - NW 13 34 1 40
1-13 S.G.A. Reed SW - SE 22 35 2 40
1-13 Henry Kaufman W/2 - SW 24 35 2 80
1-14 Moses Jenkins SE 26 34 3 160
" " S/2 - SE 26 34 3 80
" " N/2 - SW 26 34 3 80
" " SE - NW 26 34 3 40
" " N/2 - NE 35 34 3 80
" " NE/4 15 34 3 160
" " N/2 - SE 15 34 3 80
" " W/2 - SE 9 34 3 80
" " NE - SW 15 34 3 40
" " NE - NW 35 34 3 40
" " W/2 - NW 14 34 3 80
" " W/2 - SE 29 34 3 80
1-14 Richard Corbaly E/2 - SW 34 32 1 65.56
1-16 Henry Kaufman SW - NW 24 35 2 40
1-13 Wesly Gregg W/2 - NW 29 35 3 80
" " E/2 - SW 29 35 3 80
1-16 Elisha D. Fair SW - NE 21 35 3 40
1-16 Samuel Fair N/2 - NE 21 35 3 80
1-17 John Coil NW - NE 18 34 4 40
1-23 Fredrick Gey Klinger W/2 - SW 32 34 4 80
" " SE - SW 32 34 4 40
1-25 August Sunday SW - NW 24 35 3 40
1-27 S. H. Chipman & W. Lightfoot NE - NE 33 34 3 40
1-28 " W/2 - NE 33 34 3 80
1-28 Henry Aarons W/2 - NW 23 34 3 80
2-9 " NE - NE 25 34 3 40
2-10 Adam Hensill NE - NW 11 34 3 40
2-11 Michael Burn NW - SW 29 33 1 40
2-13 Joseph H. Rhodes NW - SE 8 32 3 40
2-14 William N. Baily SW - NW 35 34 3 40
1-16 Thomas Fife NE - NW 36 33 3 40
1-16 William Boroun E/2? - SE 18 34 1 40?
1-17 Pervis Andrews NW - SE 29 35 1 40
" " SW - NE 29 35 1 40
2-18 Silas N. Champlin E/2 - NW 28 35 2 64.65
2-18 Joseph E. Smith E/2 - SE 24 32 3 80
2-18 William E. Kennedy SW - SW 28 34 1 40
2-18 Adam Deilman S/2 - NE 19 35 4 80
2-20 Levi Hill E/2 - SW 5 34 1 80
2-20 John Wood SW - SW 30 35 1 62.68
2-20 Charles Huff SW - SE 20 35 3 40
2-23 Andrew Martin E/2 - NE 32 35 2 80
2-24 Thomas Gibbs NE - SE 31 35 1 40
2-24 Joseph E. Smith Lot #7 - W/2 - SW 24 32 3 60.89
" " NW - SE 12 32 3 40
2-25 William Boroun SW - SE 18 34 1 40
2-27 Noah Bixler NW - SE 12 34 2 40
2-27 Benjamin Brush NW - NW 24 34 1 40
2-28 Henry Winkleblack NE - SW 27 35 2 40
2-28 David Elsworth SW - NW 27 35 2 40
3-1 C.D. & S.B. Bond E/2 - NW 31 34 1 80
3-2 Jacob Davenport NE - NW 27 35 2 40
" " S/2 - SW 32 35 2 80
3-2 John Geingenmallor E/2 - NE 21 34 3 80
3-4 August Rauck SW - NE 30 32 1 40
3-4 Phillip Huff NW - NE 28 35 3 40
3-7 Soloman Keizer NE - NE 28 35 3 40
3-7 Aaron Fair S/2 - NE 33 35 3 80
3-7 Benjamin Blue SE - SW 20 32 4 40
3-11 David Nehr SW - NW 21 34 4 40
3-13 Henry Winkleblack SE - SW 27 35 2 40
3-13 Chipman & Lightfoot SW - SW 4 33 1 40
" " Lot 2 7 34 3 50.50
3-13 Christian Lesh SW - NW 17 34 3 40
3-14 " SE - NE 18 34 3 40
3-14 Jacob Schlosser SW - SW 3 34 3 40
" " NW - NW 10 34 3 40
3-15 Fredrick Knoblock Jr. NW - NE 11 34 3 40
3-16 Geo. Adam Morlock SE - SE 30 32 1 40
" " Lot 5 - SW 19 32 1 38.50
3-16 Philander Jones NW - NE 9 32 2 40
3-16 Jacob Snyder SW - NE 19 34 1 40
3-17 " SE - NW 19 34 1 40
3-18 William Snyder NE - SW 19 34 1 40
3-20 " NW - SE 19 34 1 40
3-20 John Landerman SE - NW 11 34 3 40
3-16 Robert Kenady SW - NE 20 34 1 40
3-22 Christian Ringenberger SE - SE 4 34 4 40
3-23 Fredrick Richey SE - SE 11 34 3 40
3-23 Arehibal Sloon W/2 - SW 15 32 3 80
3-23 Rufus Brown E/2 - NW 7 34 1 80
3-23 John Greer NE - SW 13 33 2 40
no dates Thomas McDonald SW - NE 18 34 1 40
" Charles St. John NE - SW 32 33 3 40
no dates William Mitchell NE/2 7 34 1 160
" " SW - SW 7 34 1 64.11
" " NW/4 18 34 1 208.27
" " SW/4 18 34 1 208.5
" " NW - NE 18 34 1 40
" " NW - SE 18 34 1 40
" " W/2 - NE 17 34 1 80
" " N/2 - NW 19 34 1 104
" " NE - NE 19 34 1 80
" " SE - NE 19 34 1 40
" " SW - NW 19 34 1 64.01
" " NW - SW 19 34 1 64.01
" " NE - SE 19 34 1 40
" " S/2 - NE 19 34 1 80
" " S/2 - SW 19 34 1 104.02
" " S2 - NW 30 34 1 127.97
" " E/2 - NE 30 34 1 80
" " SW - NW 31 34 1 63.95
" " SW/2 31 34 1 208.03
" " SW - NW 25 34 1 40
" " SW/2 12 32 3 160
" " SW - SE 12 32 3 40
" " SE - NE 11 32 3 40
" " W/2 - NW 11 32 3 80
" " SE/4 11 32 3 160
" " W/2 - NE 13 32 3 80
" " E/2 - NW 13 32 3 80
" " W/2 - NE 14 32 3 80
" " N/2 - NW 14 32 3 80
" " S/2 - SW 32 33 3 80
" " SW - SE 32 33 3 40
" " E/2 - N3 19 35 3 80
" " NW/4 20 35 3 160
" " SW - NE 20 35 3 40
" " NW - SE 20 35 3 40
" " SW/4 20 35 3 160
" " E/2 - NW 29 35 3 80
" " W/2 - SW 30 35 3 79.93
" " SW - SW 4 33 4 40
" " E/2 - NE 8 33 4 80
" " W/2 - SW 9 33 4 80
" " E/2 - SE 8 33 4 80
" " SW - NE 8 33 4 40
3-27 Stephen B. Bond W/2 - SE 5 34 1 80
3-27 Samuel Fair NE - NE 33 35 3 40
3-28 William W. Morris SE - SE 22 35 2 40
3-29 " SW - SE 25 35 2 40
3-29 Reuben Kaley SW - NW 32 32 1 40
3-31 Jacob Lolmough SW - NE 33 33 2 40
no dates Thomas McDonald NW - SW 7 32 2 40.63
" " SW - SW 7 32 2 40.61
" Henry Cook NW - NE 3 32 1 41.83
" Joseph Heminger SE - SW 19 35 4 40
" Wm. Barkley NE - SE 25 35 2 40
" " SW - SE 24 35 2 40
" Thomas McDonald NE - NE 9 32 1 40
" " SW - NE 18 34 1 40
" Charles St. John NE - SW 32 33 3 40
" William Mitchell NE - NE 7 34 1 40
" " NW - NE 7 34 1 40
" " SE - NE 7 34 1 40
" " SW - NE 7 34 1 40
" " SW - SW 7 34 1 64.11
" " NW - NW 18 34 1 64.10
" " SW - SW 18 34 1 64.7
" " NE - NW 18 34 1 40
" " SE - NW 18 34 1 40
" " NW - NE 18 34 1 40
" " NW - SE 18 34 1 40
" " NW - NE 17 34 1 40
" " SW - NE 17 34 1 40
" " NW - NE 19 34 1 52
" " SW - NE 19 34 1 52
" " NE - NE 19 34 1 40
" " NW - NE 19 34 1 40
" " SE - NE 19 34 1 40
" " SW - NW 19 34 1 64.01
" " NW - SW 19 34 1 64.01
" " NE - SE 19 34 1 40
" " SE - SE 19 34 1 40
" " SW - SE 19 34 1 40
" Thomas McDonald SE - SE 12 32 1 40
" " W/2 - SW 7 32 2 81.23
" Henry Cook SW - NE 3 32 1 41.83
" John Heminger SE - SW 19 35 4 40
" Wm. Barkley NE - SE 25 35 2 40
" " SW - SE 24 35 2 40
" Thomas McDonald NE - NE 9 32 1 40
7-1 George Hay NE - NW 19 35 4 40
7-1 J.B.N. Klinger NW - SW 17 33 1 40
7-1 " NE - SE 18 33 1 40
7-1 " NE - NW 20 33 1 40
7-3 Jacob Henry NE - SW 8 33 4 40
7-6 Jacob Cromley NW - NW 31 32 1 39.20
7-13 Jesse Klingerman S - SW 6 33 3 45.44
8-7 Thomas H. Andrews NW - NE 19 34 3 40
8-20 Chas. Walters S - SW 30 32 1 40
10-18 Jacob W. Cross NE - NE 4 34 2 43.40
8-22 Henry Cox SW - SW 24 35 3 40
10-19 William Dair SW - NW 19 35 1 59.84
10-31 Geo. W. Furguson NW - NW 14 34 2 40
7-1 J.B.N. Clinger S - SE 18 33 1 40
" " NW - NW 20 33 1 40
7-3 Jacob Henry SE - SW 8 33 4 40
no dates William Mitchell NE - NW 17 33 4 40
" " S - SW 9 33 4 40
" " SE 18 34 4 160
" " SW - SW 17 34 4 40
" " N/2 - NW 20 34 4 80
" Samuel Stockman SE - SE 11 33 3 40
" James Matheny SW - NE 5 32 3 40
" Philo Young Senr. SE - SE 25 35 2 40
" Samuel S. Pershing SE - NW 23 34 3 40
" Magdalena Fair SW - SW 27 35 3 40
" Joseph Zears N/2 - NW 24 35 2 80
" James Hindman S/2 - NW 1 34 2 80
" Jacob B. N. Kling E/2 - SW 7 33 1 80
" " S/2 - SW 8 33 1 80
" " W/2 - SE 8 33 1 80
" " NE - SE 8 33 1 40
" Samuel McDonald N/2 - NW 3 32 1 82.76
" " S/2 - SW 2 32 1 80
" " SW - SE 2 32 1 40
" " NW - SE 14 32 1 40
" " SE - SE 12 32 1 40
" Mary Mosholder NE - NE 11 34 2 40
" Charles Hanna SE/2 14 34 3 160
" William Riley Thomas NW - SE 6 34 1 40
" Thomas McQuistin NW - NW 1 34 2 43.81
" " NE - NW 1 34 2 44.36
" George R. Bevilheymer NW - SW 30 32 1 37.45
" Daniel Fetter NW - NW 19 35 4 44.37
" Alexander C. Thompson NE - NE 13 32 1 40
" Charles Peikeral NW - NE 8 32 2 40
" George Adam Morlock NW - NE 30 32 1 40
" Mary Book NW - SE 30 32 1 40
" Jacob Zechiel Lot 3 - SW 19 32 1 66
" Martin Heminger S - SW 19 35 4 44.19
" Thomas McDonald NE - NE 6 34 1 40.42
" Adam Hay NE - SW 19 35 4 40
" James Tribbrey NE - NE 5 32 2 41.35
" Silas A. Champlin Lot #3 - NE - SW 9 34 2 36.65
" George Hay NE - NW 19 35 4 40
" J.B.N. Klinger NW - SW 17 33 1 40
" " NE - SE 18 33 1 40
" " NE - NW 20 33 1 40
" Jacob Henry NE - SW 8 33 4 40
" Jacob Cromley SW - NW 31 32 1 39.20
" Jesse Klingerman SW - SW 6 33 3 45.44
" Thomas H. Andrews NW - NE 19 34 3 40
" Henry Cox SW - SW 24 35 3 40
" Charles Watters (or Walters) Middle subdivision - SW/4 30 31 1 40
" Jacob W. Cross NE - NE 4 34 2 43.40
" William Dair SW - NW 19 35 1 5?.84
" George W. Furgueson NW - NW 14 34 2 40
" J.B.N. Klinger SE - SE 18 33 1 40
" " NW - NW 20 33 1 40
" Jacob Henry SE - SW 8 33 4 40



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