Monday, February 7, 2011

Mappy Monday - Michael Dillman

I've posted previously about my ancestor Michael Dillman.  He was the first of the Dillman line born in the United States.  He lived most of his life in Crawford County, Indiana.  At one point, he was employed as a land agent there.  I have found three land patents granted to Michael:

Names

Patentee: MICHAEL DILLMAN
Warrantee: WILLIAM PHILIPS
Military Rank: MAJOR
 
Survey

State: INDIANA
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
 
Title Transfer

Issue Date: 11/1/1854
Land Office: Jeffersonville
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
 
Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 82954
Accession/Serial Nr.: MW-0838-126

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Parts        Sec./Block Township Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties   Survey Nr.
NWNW    34/            2-S           1-E      No                 2nd PM   IN    Crawford   

The first one here looks to be in the nature of a military service grant, though I have yet to locate any records of Michael serving in any military capacity.  The other two grants show no indication of any military connection:

Names
Patentee: MICHAEL DILLMAN

  Survey

State: INDIANA
Acres: 38.7
Metes/Bounds: No
 
Title Transfer

Issue Date: 1/3/1855
Land Office: Jeffersonville
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
 
  Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 23916
Accession/Serial Nr.: IN2950__.220
BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
 
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Parts         Sec./Block Township Range Fract.Section  Meridian State Counties    Survey Nr.
SWNW      3/                 3-S             1-E       No                   2nd PM    IN      Crawford   



and:


Names

Patentee: MICHAEL DILLMAN
 
Survey

State: INDIANA
Acres: 39.1
Metes/Bounds: No
 
Title Transfer

Issue Date: 1/3/1855
Land Office: Jeffersonville
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
 
Document Numbers

Document Nr.: 23975
Accession/Serial Nr.: IN2950__.275
BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
 
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Parts       Sec./Block  Township  Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties  Survey Nr.
NENE     3/                3-S            1-E     No                  2nd PM  IN     Crawford   



I've taken the relevant section of the USGS topographical map for the area and marked the above land areas on it:

USGS Topographical map. Part of Crawford County, Indiana.
The areas marked in yellow are the approximate locations of the patents.  Note in the lower right, south of Curby, there is a mark for Dillman Church.  The church is still there, and across the road to the west is a small blue oblong.  This is Dillman Cemetery, where Michael and many of my other Dillman ancestors are buried.  Next time I visit the area, I will take this map and try to see what's on those parcels of land now.