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LOCATION AND SURVEY OF LAND WARRANTS


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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 26 March 2005

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The History of Warren County Ohio
Part IV Township Histories
Massie Township by Hon. Thomas M. Wales
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


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The whole of the township lies within the Virginia Military District, reserved by Virginia to satisfy the land warrants issued to her State troops for services in the Revolutionary war. A large number of these were, about the year 1790, placed in the hands of General Nathaniel Massie, to enter and survey according to law. Nearly all the lands of the township were located under the laws of Virginia as early as August, 1787. The first surveys in the township appear to have been made in October, 1792. All the surveys were made by General Massie. Below is given the record of the location and survey of each entry in the township.

No. 563—August 4, 1787, John T. Griffin, assignee, enters 2,000 acres of land, part of a Military Warrant, No. 72, on Caesars Creek, emptying into the Little Miami River, supposed to be two and a half miles below the sugar camp taken by Clement Reed's entry, No. 399; beginning three miles on a straight line from the mouth of said creek, on the northwesterly side, running up the creek 700 poles, when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general coarse of the creek, northwardly for quantity.

No. 565—August 6, 1787, John H. Foster enters 1,000 acres of land, on part of Military Warrant, No. 2,610, on the upper side of Caesars Creek; beginning at the upper comer of John T. Griffin's entry, No. 563, running up the creek 400 poles when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the creek and with Griffin's line for quantity. 760 acres only of this were surveyed.

No. 567—August 6, 1787, Clement Biddle, assignee, enters 966 2/3 acres of land, on several Military Warrants, viz.: Nos. 823, 1,571, 1,393, 1,662, 1,555, on the lower side of Caesars Creek, opposite the upper corner of John T. Griffin's entry, No. 563, thence up the river 400 poles .when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the creek, eastwardly for quantity.

No. 569—August 6, 1787, Archibald Blair, heir, enters 1,000 acres of land, part of a Military Warrant, No. 48, on the lower side of Caesars Creek, beginning at the upper corner of Clement Biddle's entry, No. 567, running up the creek 400

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poles, when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the; creek, southwesterly with Biddles' line for quantity.

No. 575—Col. Abraham Buford enters 1,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant, No. 763, on the lower side of Caesars Creek, beginning at the lower corner of Clement Biddle's entry, No. 567, running down the creek 400 poles, when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the creek and with Biddle's line for quantity.

No. 771—August 9, 1787, James Currie, assignee, enters 1,000 acres of land on several Military Warrants, viz.: Nos. 1,764 for 200, 1,755 for 400, 1,802 for 400 and 1,869 for 200, on the lower side of Caesars Creek, beginning at the lower corner of John Eustace's entry, No. 578, running down the creek 400 poles when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the creek and with Eustace's line southwesterly for quantity. Only 800 acres of this was surveyed.

No. 1,045—August 18, 1787, Captain Nathaniel Pendleton enters 1,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant No. 1,891, on the waters of Caesars Creek, beginning at the lower back corner of John Eustace's entry, No. 578, running up with said Eustace's back line the whole length, thence at right angles southwardly for quantity.

No. 1,048—August 18, 1787, Capt. Henry Moss enters 1,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant No. 614, on Caesars Creek, beginning at the lower back corner of Nathaniel Pendleton's entry, No. 1,045, thence up his back line the whole length, thence at right angles southwardly for quantity.

No. 1,146—August 14, 1787, Robert Gibbons, heir, enters 1,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant No. 207, on Caesars Creek, beginning at the upper back corner of Wm. Heth's entry, No. 1,085, running down his back line 400 poles, thence at right angles southwardly for quantity.

No. 1,637—April 19, 1793, Nathaniel Lamme enters 1,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant, No. 4,083, on Caesars Creek, beginning at the southwest corner of James Grain's entry, No. 1,994, thence north 6 degrees west, 400 poles, thence south 84 degrees west and at right angles for quantity.

No. 2,818—Peter Mulenburgh enters 4,000 acres of land, part of Military Warrant, No. 176, on Caesars Creek, beginning at a black and white oak and beech, corner of James Currie's survey, No. 771, in the line of John Eustace's survey, thence with the back line of Currie's, westwardly to the upper back corner of Clement Biddle's survey, thence with Biddle's line south, 5 degrees east, 500 poles, to his comer in the line of Ferdinand Oneal's survey, thence east for quantity. Of this only 1,120 acres were surveyed.

No. 578—August 6, 1787, John Eustace enters 1,666 2/3 acres of land, part of Military Warrant No. 2,637, on Caesars Creek, beginning at the lower corner of Abraham Buford's entry, No. 575, thence down the creek 620 poles, when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from the general course of the creek, and with Buford's line southwardly for quantity. Of this, 910 acres were surveyed.


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