ORIGINAL LAND OWNERS
The following names appear in "Marshall Co. Tract Book, Original Land Sales",
1833-1867, which is located in the Marshall County Historical Museum. The
land was purchased from the U.S. Government or the State of Indiana as Swamp
Lands or Canal Lands.
Henry J Brown
Houghton, John W.
Norris, Ransom H.
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PUBLIC SALE of SWAMP LANDS in MARSHALL COUNTY
The following public notice appeared in The Banner, a newspaper printed
in Plymouth, dated 4 August 1853:
OFFICE OF AUDITOR of Marshall County
Plymouth, May 6th, 1853
In pursuance of the provisions of an act entitled "an act to regulate the sale of
the Swamp Lands donated by the United States to the State of Indiana, and to
provide for the Draining and reclaiming thereof, in accordance with the condition
of said grant," approved May 29, 1852, and the several acts supplemental thereto,
approved June 14, 1852, and March 4, 1853, there will be offered at public sale,
at the court house, in the town of Plymouth, all the
Laying and being in said county of Marshall, situated as follows, to wit:
In Townships number 32, 33, 34, and 35, north, range 1 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 2 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 3 east.
In Townships number 32, 33, 34 and 35, north, range 4 east.
The sale will commence on the 8th day of August 1853 at ten o'clock in the forenoon,
and be continued from day to day until all the lands are offered. The conditions of
sale are Cash, and the following funds will be received in payment, to wit:
Gold and silver, the notes of the State Bank of Indiana, the notes of the Free Banks
of Indiana, the Bank of Missouri, and all solvent Banks of Ohio, Kentucky and
Auditor, Marshall County