James F. D. Lanier's Land Patent certificate #7339
James F. D. Lanier of Jefferson
county, Indiana on 30 June 1837 was issued the certificate #7339 the East half
of Section twenty; Fractional Section of Twenty One; Fractional Section of Twenty
Seven and Fractional section of Twenty eight containing 793 32/100 acres.
Certificate No. 7009
United States of America
To all to whom these present shall come, Greeting: Whereas James F. D. Lanier of Jefferson County Indiana has
deposited in the Genral Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at
LaPorte whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said James F. D. Lanier according to the
provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making futher provision for the
sale of Public Lands" for
the East half of Section Twenty. Fractional Section of Twenty One. Fractional Section of
Twenty Seven and Fractional Section of Twenty eight in Township Thirty two North of
Range one East in the Ditrict of lands Subject to sale at LaPorte Indiana. Containing
Seven Hundered and Ninety three acres and Thirty Two hundreths of an acre.
according to the offical plat of the survey of the saind Lands, returned to the Genral Land Office by the surveyor
General, which said tract has been purchased by the said James F. D. Lanier.
Now Know ye, That the United States of America, in consderation 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, in the saind James F. D. Lanier and to his heirs, the said trac tabove described: To Have and To
Hold the same, together with all the riights, priveleges, immunities and appurtenances of whatso ever nature,
thereunto belonging to the said James F. D. Lanier and 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.
Given under my hand at the City of Washington, the thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty Seven and of the Independenceof The United States the Sixty first.
By The President Martin Van Buren
by A. Van Buren Sec'y
Hudson M. Garland, Recorder of the General land Office.
Certified copy sent to S. C. Stevens, Esq., Madison Indiana Dec 16/56 Cft copy made Oct
1886 - Sec Made 38.729 18338