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Information on S1263 - (Settlers and Purchasers Lots)
(Settlers and Purchasers Lots)
Record maintained by the Land Office of lots and tracts west of Fort Cumberland not allocated to soldiers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolution. Entries list lands claimed by settlers and lots retained and sold by the state. Also shown are subsequent land transactions for many tracts and lots. Arranged by category - settlers entitled to preemptions, purchasers entitled to preemptions, lots retained by the state, and lots claimed by settlers - and then alphabetically by names of settlers or purchasers or numerically by lot numbers. See
Introduction to Land Records
for more information concerning this series and the Land Office in general. For an excellent effort to trace the ownership of lots and lives of two people who initially settled there see
Jacob & Michael Corn living west of Fort Cumberland
on the http://korns.org web site. [annotated by ecp 2010/01/15]
LAND OFFICE (Military Lot Plats) S451, 1787-1935
LAND OFFICE (Lots Westward of Fort Cumberland) SE1, 1793-1903
LAND OFFICE (Military Lots Ledger) SE2, 1787-1867
MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES HALL OF RECORDS COMMISSION LAND OFFICE SH3, 1680
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pp. 1-86. Subsequent transactions on lands of settlers entitled to preemptions
pp. 87-89. List of purchasers entitled to preemptions.
pp. 91-100. List of lots retained and sold by the State and subsequent land transactions.
List of settlers and lots claimed by them
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