Thursday, July 25, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Henry A. Carringer's General Land Office Patent in Cheyenne County, Kansas

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to showcase some of the collected documents and other treasures of my ancestors.

Here is one of the two land patents 
received by Henry Austin Carringer (my great-grandfather) in 1889 in Cheyenne County, Kansas, obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records site (as a PDF, copied to a JPG using the Windows Snipping Tool):

The transcription of this document (handwritten portions in italics) reads:

The United States of America
CERTIFICATE No. 4688 }  To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

WHEREAS Henry A. Carringer of Cheyenne County, Kansas
has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Oberlin, Kansas whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Henry A. Carringer

                                                                               according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," and the acts supplemental thereto, for the west half of the south east quarter and the east half of the south west quarter of section eleven in township three south of range forty west of the Sixth Principal Meridian in Kansas, containing one hundred and sixty acres.

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General
, which said tract has been purchased by the said Henry A. Carringer

Now know ye, That the 
United States of America, in consideration 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, unto the said Hewnry A. Carringer

and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, 
privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said Henry A. Carringer 
                                                              and to his heirs and assigns forever.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I. Benjamin Harrison, 
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 twenty eighth day of  October
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fourteenth.
BY THE PRESIDENT: Benjamin Harrison
By Ellen MacFarland, Asst. Secretary,
J.M. Townsend Recorder of the General Land Office.

The source citation for this document is:

U.S. Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," indexed database, General Land Office Records ( : accessed 24 July 2013), entry for Henry A. Carringer, Cheyenne County, Kansas, Certificate No. 4688.

I wrote about finding this land patent, and several others, in Finding Henry Carringer's Land Patents, and Location, in Cheyenne County, Kansas.

Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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