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                                                    APPENDIX K.                                          757

 

 

APPENDIX K.

 

THE RECOMPENSE IN LANDS.

 

Referred to on p. 546.

 

No.                                                        Part      No.

of   Name of Grantee.                             of         of                      When Granted.

Lot.                                                       Lot.    Acres.

 

35 Timothy Church,                            whole    640                     July 11th, 1786

36 William Shattuck,                               "        640                           "    "    "

37 Hezekiah Stowell,                              "        640                           "    "    "

38 Joseph Wells,.                                   1st       360                           "    "    "

38 Asa Parker,                                        2d       280                           "    "    "

39 James Davidson,                               1st       500                           "    "    "

39 James Wallace,                                  2d       140                           "    "    "

40 David Thurber,                               whole    640                           "    "    "

41 Shubael Bullock,                               1st        90                            "    "    "

41 Daniel Wilkins Jr.,                             2d        90                            "    "    "

41 Paul Nichols,                                     3d       140                           "    "    "

41 Cyril Carpenter,                                4th      220                           "    "    "

41 Henry Evans Yr.,                              5th      100                           "    "    "

42 Nathan Avery,                                  1st       132                           "    "    "

42  Charles Phelps,                                 2d       508                           "    "    "

43 Rutherford Hays,                              1st       180                     September 14th 1786

43 James Stewart,                                   2d       100                           "    "    "

43 Ebenezer Roberts, .                           3d       180                           "    "    "

43 John Sherburne,                                4th      180                           "    "    "

44 Jonathan Dunkley,                            1st       175                     July 11th, 1786

44 Elijah Prouty,                                    2d       465                           "    "    "

45 Philip Frisbee and others,              whole    640                     February 26th, 1793

46 Joshua Lynd,                                     1st       180                     September 14th, 1786

46 Zephaniah Shepardson, .                  . 2d      100                           "    "    "

46 Giles Roberts,                                   3d       180                           "    "    "

46 Lemuel Lynd,                                    4th      180                           "    "    "

47 Timothy Church,                            whole    640                     July 11th, 1786

48 John Olden,                                      1st       160                           "    "    "

48 Seth Clark,                                        2d       160                           "    "    "

48 James Packer,                                    3d       320                           "    "    "

49 David Goodenough,                          lst       340                           "    "    "

49 Edward Carpenter,                            2d       300                           "    "    "

50 Gospel and Schools,                       whole    640                     April 6th, 1786

51 For Promoting Literature,                   "        640                           "    "    "

52 Francis Prouty,                                   "        640                     July 11th, 1786

53 William Shattuck,                               "        640                           "    "    "

54 Seth Smith,                                         "        640                     September 12th, 1786

55 Newell Earl,                                      1st       200                     July 11th, 1786

55 Joseph Coleman,                               2d       240                           "    "    "

55 Josiah Rice,                                       3d       200                           "    "    "

56 Edmund Bemus,                               1st       220                           "    "    "

56 David Thurber Jr.,                             2d       200                           "    "    "

56 Asa Stowell,                                      3d       220                           "    "    "

57 Joseph Whipple,                                1st       180                           "    "    "

57 Dean Chase,                                      2d       100                           "    "    "

57 Daniel Whitney,                                3d       180                           "    "    "

57 Artemas Goodenough,                      4th      180                           "    "    "

 


 

 

758                          HISTORY OF EASTERN VERMONT.

 

No of                                                  Part of   No.

Lot.          Name of Grantee.              Lot.    of Acres.               When Granted.

 

58             Reuben Smith,                       1st       170                     July 11th, 1786

58             Ephraim Knapp,                    2d       100                           "    "    "

58             Artemas How,                       3d       200                           "    "    "

58             David How,                          4th      170                           "    "    "

59             Samuel Curtis,                       1st       180                           "    "    "

59             John Gault,                            2d       280                           "    "    "

59             Hale Salisbury,                      3d       180                           "    "    "

60             Timothy Church,                whole    640                           "    "    "

61             Philip Frisbee and others,       "        640                     February 26th, 1793

62             Amos Yaw Jr.,                       1st       214                     July 11th, 1786

62             Nathan Culver,                      2d       212                           "    "    "

62             Ichabod Packer,                     3d       214                           "    "    "

63             Samuel Clark,                        1st       180                           "    "    "

63             Hezekiah Stowell,                 2d       200                           "    "    "

63             Orlando Bridgman,                3d       260                           "    "    "

64             John Adams,                          1st       160                           "    "    "

64             Jonathan Stoddard Jr.,           2d       160                           "    "    "

64             Benjamin Ballow,                  3d       160                           "    "    "

64             Charles Packer,                     4th      160                           "    "    "

65             William Shattuck,               whole    640                           "    "    "

66             Oliver Teall,                          1st       260                           "    "    "

66             Joseph Chamberlain,              2d       380                           "    "    "

67             Jonathan Church,                  1st       217                           "    "    "

67             Joseph Shepardson,               2d       263                           "    "    "

67             John Collins,                          3d       160                           "    "    "

68             Joseph Peck,                       whole    640                           "    "    "

69             Asa Clark,                             1st        97                            "    "    "

69             Matthew Ellis                        2d        97                            "    "    "

69             Ithamar Goodenough,           3d        96                            "    "    "

69             Asaph Carpenter,                  4th      350                           "    "    "

70             John Burrows,                       1st       180                           "    "    "

70             Timothy Phelps,                    2d       280                           "    "    "

70             Samuel Cudworth,                 3d       180                           "    "    "

71             Timothy Church,                whole    640                           "    "    "

72             Joshua Nurse,                        1st    77 0 30                  September 12th, 1786

72             Simon Calkins,                      2d    96 1 25                        "    "    "

72             Jotham Spaulding,                 3d    96 1 25                        "    "    "

72             Seth Smith,                           4th  347 0 10                       "    "    "

73             Henry Evans,                      whole    640                     July 11th, 1786

74             Noah Shepardson,                 1st        90                            "    "    "

74             Joel Bigelow,                         2d       350                           "    "    "

74             Joshua Nurse,                        3d       200                           "    "    "

75             Thomas Baker,                      1st       260                     March 20th, 1788

75              Samuel Bixby,                       2d       380                           "    "    "

76             Amariah Parks,                      1st    92 0 30                  September 14th, 1786

76             Israel Smith,                          2d   497 3 10                       "    "    "

77             John Alexander,                     1st       280                     July 11th, 1786

77             Reuben Church,                     2d       180                           "    "    "

77             Isaac Crosby,                         3d       180                           "    "    "

78             William Shattuck,               whole    640                           "    "    "

79             Henry Evans,                          "        640                           "    "    "

80             Henry Evans,                          "        640                           "    "    "

81             William Guthrie,                     "        640                     March 20th, 1788

81             William Guthrie Jr.,

81             Reuben Kirby,

82             William Shattuck,                   "        640                     July 11th, 1786

83             William White,                        "        640                           "    "    "

 

 

 

                                                    APPENDIX K.                                          759

 

No. of      Part of                                  No.

Lot.          Name of Grantee.              Lot. of Acres.                 When Granted.

 

84             Timothy Church,                whole    640                     July 11th, 1786

85             Francis Comins,                    1st       128                     September 12th, 1786

85             James Comins,                       2d       256                           "    "    "

85             James Comins Jr.,                  3d       128                           "    "    "

85             William Pierce,                      4th      128                           "    "    "

86             Francis Prouty,                      1st       540                           July 11th, 1786

86             Isaac Kendall,                        2d       100                           "    "    "

87             Abraham Avery,                    1st       430                           "    "    "

87             William Gault,                       2d       210                           "    "    "

88             Daniel Ashcraft,                 whole    640                           "    "    "

89             Jacob Stoddard,                     1st       170                           "    "    "

89             David Lamb,                         2d       300                           "    "    "

89             Samuel Earl,                          3d       170                           "    "    "

90             Timothy Church,                whole    640                           "    "    "

91             Adonijah Putnam,                 1st       212                           "    "    "

91             Thomas Whipple,                  2d       214                           "    "    "

91             Samuel Noble,                       3d       214                           "    "    "

92             Amos Yaw,                           1st 193 3 27½                     "    "    "

92             Eleazer Tobe,                        2d  193 3 27½                     "    "    "

92             David Culver,                        3d   203 0 25                       "    "    "

93             Elijah Curtis,                         1st       180                           "    "    "

93             Elijah Clark,                          2d       100                           "    "    "

93             Caleb Ellis,                            3d       180                           "    "    "

93             Isaac Slater,                           4th      180                           "    "    "

94             Jonathan Stoddard,                1st       200                           "    "    "

94             David Thurber Jr.,                 2d       200                           "    "    "

94             Caleb Nurse,                          3d       240                           "    "    "

95             Moses Yaw,                           1st       180                           "    "    "

95             Israel. Field,                           2d       180                           "    "    "

95             Daniel Shepardson,               3d       280                           "    "    "

96             Jotham Bigelow,                    1st       168                           "    "    "

96             Nathaniel Carpenter,             2d       263                           "    "    "

96             Samuel Colefax,                     3d       168                           "    "    "

97             Elisha Pierce,                        1st       200                           "    "    "

97             Richard B. Church,                2d       180                           "    "    "

97             Eleazer Church,                     3d       260                           "    "    "

98             Jonathan S. Alexander,          1st       220                           "    "    "

98             Samuel Melendy,                   2d       420                           "    "    "

99             Obadiah Wells,                     1st       220                     September 14th, 1786

99             Joseph Elliott,                       2d       420                           "    "    "

100           Hezekiah Broad,                   1st   328 0 20                 July 11th, 1786

100           Benjamin Baker,                    2d    90 3 30                        "    "    "

100           Ephraim Rice,                       3d    90 3 30                        "    "    "

100           Joseph Garcey,                      4th       90                            "    "    "

 

Township No. 2, or Clinton, was surveyed by Simeon De Witt, on the 6th of April, 1786, and at the same time was divided into one hundred lots, each of which it was intended should contain 640 acres. Lot No. 50 was appropriated to the use of "Gospel and Schools," and lot No. 51 "For promoting Literature." On the 6th of May following, the commissioners of the land office resolved to compensate those who had suffered in opposing the government of Vermont, by giving to them lots Nos. 35-100, inclusive, comprising, as was supposed (lots 50 and 51 being excepted), sixty-four lots, or 40,960 acres. On the 11th of July, in the same year, the com­missioners divided fifty-four lots, or 34,560 acres, among the one hundred and seven persons who had been reported by Timothy Church and William Shattuck, as deserv­ing of reward, and reserved ten lots, or 6,400 acres, for the purpose of satisfying the

 

 

 

760                          HISTORY OF EASTERN VERMONT.

 

claims of such of the sufferers as were not included in the list which Church and his friends had presented. On this occasion, lot No. 81 was granted, 260 acres of it to Thomas Baker, and 380 acres to Samuel Bixby. Subsequently it was ascertained that improvements had been made on this lot, by persons to whom it did not belong. The owners of the land appear to have treated the squatters with kindness. An amicable adjustment of difficulties was the result. By an act of the Legislature, passed March 20th, 1788, power was given to the commissioners of the land office to grant to William Guthrie, William Guthrie Jr., and Reuben Kirby, the squat­ters before referred to, lot No. 81, and by the same act, lot No. 75 was granted to Thomas Baker and Samuel Bixby, in place of lot No. 81.

On the 12th and 14th of September, 1786 the commissioners granted seven lots or 4480 acres to a number of the "sufferers" whose names had not been included in the former enumeration. The demands of the citizens of New York who had resided in Vermont having been satisfied, the Legislature of New York by an act passed March 20th, 1788, gave to the commissioners power "to issue a grant" of two of the lots that had not been disposed of, viz., lots Nos. 45 and 61, containing each 640 acres, to Philip Frisbee, Samuel Frisbee, Philip Frisbee Jr., Ephraim Guthrie, Eben Landers, Seth Stone, Goold Bacon, Herman Stone, Nathaniel Benton Jr., Joseph Landers, Roderick Moore, and their associates. Before they could "severally be entitled to receive their respective grants," they were required to "pay into the treasury of this state, in any public securities, signed by the treasurer of this state, at the rate of one shilling and three pence per acre for the lands to be granted to them respect­ively." A patent was issued in accordance with this act, on the 26th of February, 1793.

An examination of the above table, will show that lots Nos. 72, 76, 92, 96, and 100, contained respectively 617, 590, 591, 599, and 600 acres of land, instead of 640 each. The reason of this discrepancy appears in the following extract, from the records of a meeting of the commissioners of the land office, held at the house of Matthew Visscher, in Albany, on the 12th of January, 1789:— "On running the east line of the said township of Clinton from the Delaware to the mouth of the Unadilla (the course of which line is north 4° 47' east), the lots adjoining to this line fell short of 640 acres each, at which they were computed when first ballotted for, as will appear by the minutes of this board. But in this entry such of the said lots as were formerly ballotted to two or more persons, viz., lots Nos. 72, 76, 92, 96, and 100, are divided among their respective proprietors in the same proportions with respect to the true quantity of each lot, as they were divided before on the suppo­sition that they contained the quantity of 640 acres each." Land Office Minutes, in office Sec. State, N. Y., 1784—1788, i. 169, 170, 194-198, 220, 221, 224, 225, 256, 262, 263: 1788-1796, ii. 3, 17, 27-32, 51, 27, 281. Laws of N. Y., 11th session, Greenleaf's ed., ii. 198, 199. Map No. 57, in office Sec. State N. Y. Journal, Senate N. Y., 13th session, 2d meeting, pp. 46, 49.