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The extracts below focus on grants involving the following persons. Only part of the grants to these people have been obtained so far, so many are omitted from the list below.
|Gideon Dyer Cobb||Moved to Eddyville from Fair Haven, Vermont as part of the party organized by Matthew Lyon about 1800, with his wife Modena Chittenden Clark, and their eldest son, Caleb.|
|Samuel C. Clark||Lived with Gideon, and is assumed to be a relative of Gideon's wife, but that is unproved.|
|Matthew Lyon||Organizer of the move to Eddyville, second husband of Modena (Clark) Cobb's aunt, Beulah Chittenden.|
|Chittenden Lyon||Eldest son of Matthew Lyon by his second wife, Beulah Chittenden.|
|Matthew Lyon, Jr.||Second son of Matthew Lyon by his second wife, Beulah Chittenden.|
|Elijah G. Galusha||Cousin to Modena (Clark) Cobb; son of her aunt Beulah Chittenden by her first marriage.|
|Griffin Long||Father of the second wife of Gideon and Modena Cobb's eldest son, Caleb.|
Grants under the South of Green River series were authorized by “An Act for Encouraging and Granting Relief to Settlers” approved by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 1, 1797, and amended numerous times afterward. The applicant had to be 21 years old, a resident of for at least one year on previously vacant land, and had cleared and fenced two acres of ground and tended it in corn, and could claim 200 acres. Later amendments reduced the age requirement to 18 and increased the maximum size to 400 acres.
The first step to obtaining a grant under this act was for the applicant to have a county commission certify that the conditions had been met, with a document known as a "warrant."
The applicant then had a survey made, which defined the actual boundaries of the grant. The survey was filed with the land office.
The grants required payment of fees, initially set at $60 per 100 acres for first rate land and $40 per 100 for second rate land, to be paid within twelve months. The time to make payments was extended several times by the General Assembly.
After payment of the fees a patent was issued, which provided actual title to the land.
Warrants and Surveys could be assigned to others, and often were, sometimes multiple times, as shown by the grants extracted below.
Warrants, surveys, receipts for payments, assignments (often written on the preceding documents), and patents are held by the Land office of the Secretary of State. These documents for some patent series are available online on the Land Office website. However this series is not currently available on line, so copies must be obtained from the Land Office.
Transfers of title after a patent was issued are done by deed, which are registered in county clerk's offices in the various counties.
|Survey No Bk & Pg||Patent||Payment||Survey||Warrant|
|28 Sep 1803||Beulah Lyon||200 ac in Livingston Co on waters of Eddy Ck||22 Dec 1800 Samuel Ware $40
28 Dec 1802 Saml Ware $16.89
28 Sep 1803 $23.11 transferred from Robert Wood payment 12 Dec 1798
|15 Mar 1799||Joseph Roberson
assigned to Samuel Ware 10 Nov 1799
assigned to Beulah Lyon 7 Sep 1802
|200 ac in Christian Co on waters of Eddy Ck||3375||
17 Oct 1798
|Joseph Robertson||200 ac Eddy waters|
|20 Apr 1807||Matthew Lyon||200 ac in Livingston Co on waters of Flyns fork||10 Sep 1800 Matthew Lyon
25 Feb 1801 Matthew Lyon $21.60
assigned to Enoch Hogan 2 Mar 1802
20 Apr 1807 Matthew Lyon $63.40
|25 Jul 1800||John Holiday
assigned to Matthew Lyon 26 Aug 1800
|200 ac in Livingston Co on waters of Flyns fork||4578||21 Nov 1798||James Taylor
assigned to William Shaw 17 Jan 1799
transferred to Justinian Cartwright no date
transferred to John Holiday no date
|200 ac waters of Tradewater|
|4 Feb 1809||Matthew Lyon Junior||200 ac in Christian Co on waters of Eddy Ck||21 Dec 1808 Matthew Lyon $70.93||11 Mar 1799||["John Swift assignee of" crossed out] Israel Robertson
transferred to John Swift 10 Sep 1799
assigned to Matthew Lyon Junior 31 Dec 1808 by John Mercer atty
|200 ac in Christian Co on waters of Eddy Ck||3376||17 Oct 1798||Israel Robertson||200 ac. Eddy waters|
|8 Jun 1815||Chittenden Lyon||200 ac in Livingston Co on Lick Ck||21 Dec 1808 Matthew Lyon $70.93||26 Nov 1799||Isaac Grubbs
assigned to Chittenden Lyon 5 Nov 1814
|200 ac in Livingston Co on Lick Ck||4377||8 Nov 1798||Clay Gustavis
assignment to Grubbs not found
|200 ac on Lick Ck|
|1 Feb 1816||Elijah G Galusha||400 ac in Livingston Co on Hammons Ck & Crab Ck||8 Feb 1815 Elijah G Galusha $20||15 May 1802||Elijah G Galusha||400 ac on Hammons Ck & Crab Ck||33||5 May 1801||Elijah G Galusha||400 ac in Livingston Co on Hammonds & Crab Ck|
|16 Jul 1816||Gideon D Cobb||400 ac in Caldwell Co on waters of Cumberland River, beginning at corner to G D Cobb||8 Jun 1816 Kable C Cobb $80||30 Dec 1815||Gideon D Cobb
C C Cobb was a chain carrier; John Cobb was marker
|400 ac in Caldwell Co on waters of Cumberland River||1635||5 Feb 1806||Caleb Clark Cobb
assigned to Gideon D Cobb 5May 1807
|400 ac on waters of Cumberland River|
|3 Feb 1817||Griffin Long||400 ac in Caldwell Co on waters of Spring Ck||3 Feb 1817 certified as paid in full||16 Nov 1815||Griffin Long||400 ac in Caldwell Co on waters of Spring Ck||531||6 Dec 1802||Griffin Long||400 ac between Spring & Crab Cks|
|2 Dec 1822||Mathew Lyon||200 ac in Christian Co on Clifty a branch of Cumberland||20 May 1814 Jas Coleman $77.24||24 Dec 1798||James T White
assigned to Matthew Lyon 29 Aug 1800
|200 ac in Christian Co on Clifty branch of Cumberland||4594||10 Sep 1798||James Coleman
transferred to James T White 10 Nov 1798
|200 ac south of Green River|
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Source: Abstracts were made from copies provided by office of Kentucky Secretary of State
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