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Multnomah County

 Donation Land Claims

Donation Lands were given to Oregon Settlers who had arrived in Oregon prior to 1850. The full text of the act is found here.

There were requirements for obtaining land:

bulletThe claimant must have been settled upon the land for and by a specified time.
bulletThe claimant must have been a U. S. citizen, or have made a declaration of intent to become a citizen.
bulletThe claimant must have been married in order to receive a double allotment.

Because of these requirements, claimants had to:

bulletHave affidavits given attesting to when he settled upon the land, most usually by neighbors or family members.
bulletGive an affidavit as to when and where he was born, and if not within the U.S. he would:
bulletGive the date and place of naturalization or declaration of intentions.
bulletGive the date, place, and to whom he was married. Affidavits were given by family and acquaintances as to the marriage.

Follow the links below (laid out in a grid pattern) for the listing of claimants in that land township and range.

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T3N
R2W

T3N
R1W

               

T2N
R2W

T2N
R1W

T2N
R1E

         

T2N
R7E

 
 

T1N
R1W

T1N
R1E

T1N
R2E

T1N
R3E

T1N
R4E

T1N
R5E

T1N
R6E

T1N
R7E

 

 

T1S
R1W

T1S
R1E

T1S
R2E

T1S
R3E

T1S
R4E

T1S
R5E

T1S
R6E

T1S
R8E

T1S
R8E

No Donation Land Claims were taken up in the grayed out sections.