Kentucky Land Grants

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South of Green River Series

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
Date Grantee Description Date Date Surveyed For Description No. Date Grantee Description
2392

2:118

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
2942

3:150

20 Apr 1807 Matthew Lyon 200 ac in Livingston Co on waters of Flyns fork 10 Sep 1800 Matthew Lyon £0-6-9

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
3058

1:166

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
12164

17:65

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
9205

17:459

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
13155

18:521-2

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
12814

21:309

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
2250

26:84

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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