RobbHaas Family Pages
George Free, ID0447
Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana
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|This Land Grand was in the possession
of my Aunt
Haas VanCouwenberghe. She had found it in a box of
"Important Papers" that had belonged to my Grandmother
Haas when she died in 1978.
Marjorie had worked on trying to determine who George Free was
and how he was connected to our family. She had determined
where the land was located. Marjorie sent a letter and the
maps she had used to me. S11,
I later used the Bureau of Land Management database to locate the Land Grant and also online maps detailing the location of the land. S3,
The original Land Grant is held by me (Acc000070). I also have the maps used by Marjorie as described above (Acc002935).
23 Dec 2018: I still have no idea who George Free
might be and how he is connected to the family.
Since it stated on the land grant that George Free was of
Miami County, Ohio I have looked for documentation for George
Free in the Ohio area
|Transcription of the Land Grant|
CERTIFICATE No. 7765
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
WHEREAS George free, of Miami County Ohio Has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Cincinnati Whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said George Free According to the provisions of the Act of Congress of 24th April, 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of Public Lands," for the East half
Of the South West quarter and the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section twenty nine In Township twenty two of Range fifteen East, of the second principal meridian in the District of Lands Subject to sale at Cincinnati, Ohio, lying in Indiana containing one hundred and twenty acres,
According to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said George Free NOW KNOW YE, that the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED,
and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said George free
and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto
belonging, unto the said George Free and to his heirs and assigns forever.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Martin Van Buren
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL
LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed. [The seal, which once contained red, is affixed directly below the above wording] Recorded, Vol. 16 [or 1b] Page 13 [characters to right not readable]
[To the right of the above SEAL]: GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the tenth day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES THE SIXTY FIFTH
BY THE PRESIDENT: Martin Van Buren
Jos. L. Wilson, Secy RECORDER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE
|Transcription: by Walt Robbins, Jr., 23 Dec 2001|
|Condition of original [9 Sept 2013]: Paper turning brown somewhat but in good shape. A heavy paper. The handwritten portions are fading badly. The document has been folded into eighths at some time in the past. I attempted to flatten it by placing it under weight and was somewhat successful. The bottom layer of the seal is in tact but the top layer, which contained the color red, is mostly missing. I have enclosed the entire document in acid-free tissue paper and placed it into storage lying flat.|
|Coordinates: 40° 20' 8.52" N 84° 52' 13.52" W|
Legal Land Description from Land Grant:
"the East half Of the South West quarter and the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Section twenty nine In Township twenty two of Range fifteen East, of the second principal meridian in the District of Lands Subject to sale at Cincinnati, Ohio, lying in Indiana containing one hundred and twenty acres"
- Go to Google Maps
- Enter the coordinates 40° 20' 8.52" N 84° 52' 13.52" W
- Click Search
- Click on "Earth" in lower left corner to see satellite view
|Land Grant Maps S10,|
|Google Earth Files:
|S1||Original Land Grant: Acc000070 Image of Land Grant - Doc4008.pdf -||
|S2||Google Earth Maps|
|S3||Database On-line, Bureau of Land Management #OH1530_.152.
Document No: 7765. Land Patent for 120 Acres, 10 Nov 1840.
|S4||1850 Federal Census - 4th Ward, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio,
page 513/257. District 39. Dwelling 887, Family 895,
Line 10 Isaac N Rosten. Line 12 George Free,
Line 13, Anna Free. Original Data: NARA M432, Roll 679.
Accessed 23 Sept 2008.
Extract: Line 10: Dwelling: 887, Family 895 - Isaac N Rosten - Line 11: Amanda Rosten - Line 12: George Free - 49 yr old male - Teacher - Born: Pennsylvania - Line 13: Anna Free - 5 yr old female - Born: Ohio - Line 14: Amanda Carter - Line 15: Harriet Carter - Line 16: James Boyd - Line 17: Ann Boyd.
|S5||1860 Federal Census - Ward 16, Cincinnati, Hamilton County,
Ohio. Page 96. Dwelling 502, Family 802, Line 31, George
Free. Original Data: NARA, M653, roll 978.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 23
Extract: George Free: 37 yr old male, Occupation: Clerk - Property Value: $1000 - Born Pennsylvania. Sophie Free: 26 yr old female, born in New York. Isac Free: 8 yr old male, born in Ohio
|S6||1860 Federal Census - 1st Ward, Springfield, Clark
County, Ohio. Page 125, Dwelling 895, Family 978, Line 11,
George Free. Original Data: NARA, M653, Roll 943.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 23
Extract: George Free: 60 yr old male, born in Germany - listed as insane
|S7||1870 Federal Census - County Infirmary, 1st Ward,
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Page 238, Line 7, George
Free. Original Data: NARA, M593, roll 1180.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 23
Extract: Free, George - 64 yr old white male - Profession: Pauper - Born: Germany - Parents both foreign born - Listed as Insane - Column 19: checked, Male citizen of US over 21 - Column 20: Checked, rights to vote is denied
|S8||1880 Federal Census - National Military Home, Montgomery County,
Ohio. SD 24, ED 169, Page 3, Dwelling 2, Family 2, Line 15,
George Free. Original Data: NARA, T9, roll 1052, Family
History film 1255052, Page 586.3000.
www.ancestry.com, accessed 23 Sept 2008
- New York Avenue - "Disabled Soldiers and Beneficiaries - Natl Soldiers Home for D.V.S."
- George Free - White male 56 yrs - Single - Stone Mason - unemployed for 8 months during the year - Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled - Cannot write - Born: Honsolo, Germany - Both parents born in Honsolo, Germany
|S9||Google Custom Map|
|S10||Maps - used by Marjorie Haas VanCouwenberghe,
ID0381 to determine the location of the land. Acc002935
|S11||Correspondence: Letter from Marjorie Haas VanCouwenberghe,
13 July 1978, to Walt & Shirley Robbins. Acc002936/Doc1869.pdf
|Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana
Orange: Madison Township
Magenta: Sec 29 - S2
|Section 29 Close-up
Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana - S2
NE Qtr - S2
|George Free Land
East half of the SW QTR of the NW QTR of the NE Qtr of Sec 29 of Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana - S2