(Land Commission Papers)
Original papers filed for land commission proceedings to
perpetuate or restore land boundaries, 1769-1843, and to divide
or sell inherited land, 1795-1881. Land boundary documents
consist of petitions, court orders, oaths of commissioners,
depositions, commission reports, and some surveys and plats.
Estate proceedings contain petitions, exhibits, court orders,
oaths of commissioners, commission reports, invoices, and usually
surveys and plats. The papers are arranged by the beginning date
for each case. Most of the case files were recorded in (Land
Commissions) in series C1878 and C2396. The unrecorded files,
about 25% of the cases, will be scanned for the plats project.
The Archives will create an electronic finding aid from the
The papers are housed in 206 folders, each containing an average
of 30 pages of text and plats.