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Land Records of Original Land Owners of the National Cemeteries

Source: "United States Military Reservations National Cemeteries and Military Parks"
Prepared in the Office of the Judge Advocate General United states Army
Revised Edition 1916
Washington Government Printing Office


Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Transcription Team Member Linda Brandau

ALTON CEMETERY

CAMP BUTLER NATIONAL CEMETERY

CONFEDERATE MOUND, OAKWOODS CEMETERY

GRACELAND CEMETERY

MOUND CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL

ROCK ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY

FORT SHERIDAN

WOODLAND CEMETERY

ALTON CEMETERY
(BURIAL LOT FOR PRISONERS OF WAR).
This lot is situated near the city of Alton, in Madison County, and contains an area of about 2.44 acres.
Title. - 1. Act of the State legislature, approved March 5, 1867 (Laws of Illinois, 1867, public, page 176), releasing the United States the title and jurisdiction of the State over about two acres for use as a burial place for soldiers, in terms as follows:
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the state of Illinois hereby relinquish claim and jurisdiction over the following described land, viz: two acres of land situated in the southwest part of the northwest quarter of section two (2), town five (5) north, range ten (10) west of the third (3d) principal meridian; and full and complete jurisdiction hereby given over said land to the United States, for the use and purposes of said land being a burial place for soldiers - the state hereby retaining only such jurisdiction and authority over said land as may be necessary for the purpose of enforcing the criminal laws of the state.
Sec 2. Said land shall not be used for any purpose, except as herein specified.

2. Deed from Thomas Dunford and wife, dated October 15, 1867, and recorded in book 104, page 17, of the deed records of Madison County.
Jurisdiction. - Ceded to the United States by acts of the State legislature approved March 5, 1867, supra, and March 31, 1869. The latter act provides as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That whereas the said United States have purchased the following described real estate in said County, to wit, 0.44 of an acre of land, the same being the Southeast part of lot number twenty-three (23) in Mounier's first subdivision of the Northwest quarter of section number two (2), Township five (5), North of Range ten (10) West of the third (3) principal meridian. Wherefore exclusive jurisdiction and legislation are hereby ceded to the United States over said real estate, and the right of taxation or assessment of said real estate is hereby relinquished to the said United States.
Sec. 2. All civil and criminal process issued under the authority of this State or by any of its officers in pursuance of law may be executed on said real estate as if such jurisdiction has not been ceded.
See also "General acts of cession."



CAMP BUTLER NATIONAL CEMETERY.

This reservation is situated about 2 miles from the town of Riverton, in Sangamon County, and contains 6.02 acres.
Title. - Deed from Polly Miller, executrix, etc., dated September 6, 1865, conveying the above lands as a part of sec. 16, T. 16 N., R. 4 W. of third principal meridian. Recorded in book No. 25, page 327, of the deed records of Sangamon County.
Jurisdiction. - See "General acts of cession"

CONFEDERATE MOUND, OAKWOODS CEMETERY

This reservation is situated in what is known as Oakwoods Cemetery, in Chicago, Cook County, and contains about 69,064 square feet.
Title. - 1. Deed from the Oakwoods Cemetery Association, dated April 25, 1866, conveying all of division 1 in section letter K of the plat of a portion of said cemetery, etc., being 18,340 square feet. Recorded in book 340, page 466, of the records of Oakwoods Cemetery. See also book 16, page 247.
2. Deed from the Oakwoods Cemetery Association, dated May 1, 1867, conveying all of division 2, in section letter K, of the plat of a portion of said cemetery, being 50,724 square feet. Recorded in book 428, page 581, of same records. Plat of cemetery recorded in book 164, page 198, of maps in the recorder's office of Cook County.
Jurisdiction. - See "General acts of cession."


GRACELAND CEMETERY
This reservation is situated in Adams County, near Quincy, and contains 20,000 square feet.
Title. - Deed from the Quincy Cemetery Association, dated October 25, 1899, conveying the above tract situated in sec. 5, T. 2 S., R. 8 W. of the fourth principal meridian. Recorded in volume 8, page 162, of the records of the Quincy Cemetery Association.
Jurisdiction.- See "General acts of cession."


MOUND CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY

This reservation is situated at Mound City, in Pulaski County, and contains about 10.50 acres and a right of way.
Title. - 1. Deed from Hiram Ketchum, dated May 4, 1867, releasing all right, title, etc., in the 10 acres in SE. ¼ sec. 26, in T.16 S., R. 1 W., described therein. Recorded in book T, page 323, etc., of the deed records of Pulaski County.
2. Deed from Samuel Staats Taylor and Edwin Parsons, trustees, etc., Cairo City property, dated May 4, 1867, conveying by deed of bargain and sale the above 10 acres. Recorded in book T, page 321, etc., of same records.
3. Deed from Samuel Staats Taylor and Edwin Parsons, trustees, etc., dated November 28, 1873, conveying 0.50 acre adjoining the foregoing described 10 acres. Recorded in book W, page 146, of same records.
4. Deed from Charles Parsons, trustee, etc., dated November 28, 1873, releasing all interest etc., in the above 0.50 acre.
5. Deed from Commissioners of Pulaski County, dated August 11, 1882, conveying a right of way from Mound City to the cemetery 100 feet wide by 3,431 feet long. Recorded in book Y, page 129, of same records.
6. Deed from Commissioners road district No. 1, Pulaski County, dated July 1, 1892 conveying right of way, 100 feet wide, from Mound Junction to Southwest corner of cemetery.
7. Deed from Henry Parsons and Edwin Parsons, trustees of the Cairo trust property, dated August 5, 1896, conveying a roadway to the Mound City National Cemetery. Recorded in book 8, page 201, etc., of same records.
Jurisdiction. - See "General acts of cession."

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL.

This reservation is situated in the Mississippi River adjacent to the city of Rock Island in Rock Island County, and embraces the entire island of Rock Island, containing 896.62 acres.
Title. - Acquired through a treaty with the chiefs of the Sac and Fox Tribes of Indians made by Gen. William Henry Harrison, governor and superintendent of Indian affairs for the Territory of Indiana and District of Louisiana, at St. Louis, Mo., in November, 1804, but the reservation for military purposes derives its validity from the act of June 14, 1809. (2 Stat., 547.) Possession was taken as early as May 10, 1816, barracks built, and afterwards a defensive work called Fort Armstrong. This occupation continued until 1836, at which time the island was placed in charge of Indian agents, who remained in charge until 1840, when the War Department resumed possession, repaired some of the buildings of Fort Armstrong, established an ordinance depot, and continued in possession of the island until 1844, when by an act of Congress approved April 2, 1844 (6 Stat. 908), George Davenport was authorized to enter and purchase the SE. fractional quarter of sec. 25, T. 18 N., R 2 W., of the fourth principal meridian (he afterwards received a patent therefor), area 157.81 acres, and by act of Congress, approved January 24, 1855 (10 Stat., 843), David B. Sears was authorized to enter and purchase the E. ½ of SW. fractional quarter of fractional section 29, containing 28.10 acres, and the SE. fractional quarter of same fractional section containing 3.26 acres, same township and range, in order to secure to him the full and complete use of the water power on the north side of the island, patent issuing to him therefor. Such was the status of title when the act of Congress making provision for the establishment of national arsenals was approved July 11, 1862. (12 Stat., 537.) It becoming necessary to again have control of the whole island, Congress by an act approved April 19. 1864 (13 stat., 50), provided for the acquisition of such parts of the island as had been sold, and also for the extinguishment of all claims of title to property therein, and in accordance with the provisions of said act, which was supplemented by the act of Congress approved June 27, 1866 (14 Stat., 76), possession was taken of said portions and title acquired as follows:
1. Decree of condemnation for the SE. fractional quarter of sec. 5, T. 18 N., R. 2 W., of the fourth principal meridian in a certain chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled George L. Davenport and Susan M. Goldsmith v. The United States. Decree rendered May 2, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
2. Decree of condemnation for lot No. 5, in block No. 15, in Island City subdivision No. 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled Nels Johnson v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
3. Decree of condemnation for lots Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, in block No. 10, in Island City subdivision No.1 to the town of Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled Daniel Jones v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
4. Decree of condemnation for lot No. 4, in block No. 11 in Island City subdivision No. 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled Peter Peterson v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
5. Decree of condemnation for lot No. 13, in block No. 10, in Island City subdivision No 1 to Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois, entitled James Robinson v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
6. Decree of condemnation for lots Nos. 1 and 2, block No 13, and lots Nos. 4,5, and 6, in block No. 12, in Island City subdivision No. 1 of Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding 12925o - 16 ---8
entitled George Stephens, Jonathan Houtoon, and Timothy Wood, partners, etc., v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
7. Decree of condemnation for lot No. 8, in block No. 9, in Island City subdivision of Moline upon Rock Island, in a certain chancery proceeding entitled Robert Welch v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
8. Decree of condemnation for Wilsons Island, in the Mississippi River, in secs. 35 and 36, in T. 18 N., R. 2 W., fourth principal meridian, containing 7.60 acres, a certain bridge roadway and embankment and approaches leading thereto from the city of Rock Island across Wilsons Island, etc., in a certain chancery proceeding entitled The City of Rock Island v. The United States. Decree rendered April 22, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
9. Decree of condemnation for a certain bridge and roadway connecting the head of Rock Island with Mill Street in the town of Moline on the main shore (provision for free use of streets of Moline connecting with the bridge, right to repair or construct new bridge, etc.), in a certain chancery proceeding entitled The Town of Moline v. The United States. Decree rendered May 13, 1867, and filed with the record in the clerk's office of said court.
10. (Viaduct.) Deed from the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Company, dated December 23, 1890, conveying the right of way for a viaduct, etc. Recorded in book 87, page 460, of the deed records of Rock Island County.
11. (For same.) Deed from the Moline and Rock Island Railroad Company, dated January 19, 1890, ceding a portion of its right of way. Recorded in book 87, page 469, of same records.
12. (For same.) Deed from the St. Louis, Rock Island and Chicago Railroad Company, dated January 23, 1891, conveying portion of its right of way. Recorded in book 87, page 465, of same records.
13. (For same.) Deed from the city of Rock Island, dated December 17, 1890, conveying right of way. Recorded in book 87, page 453, of same records.
14. Ordinance of city council of the city of Rock Island authorizing foregoing conveyance. Certified copy recorded in book 87, page 457, of same records.
Easements. - Act of Congress approved March 2, 1867 (14 Stat., 485), amended by the act of July 20, 1868 (15 Stat., 258), granted a right of way across the Government bridge to the Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, for the purposes of transit across the island and river, upon certain conditions.
Act of Congress approved March 3, 1885 (23 Stat., 435), granted privilege to Davenport and Rock Island Street Railway Company to run cars on reservation and bridge under such restrictions as the Secretary of War may impose.
Agreement with the Moline Water Power Company, dated August 20, 1867, conveying to the United States the entire water power of said company, the United States granting to said company the free use of one-fourth of such power, etc.
Revocable licenses. - September 10, 1888, to the Central Union Telegraph Company to run electric wires across the Government bridges.
November 20, 1893, to the Davenport & Rock Island Railroad Company to substitute electric for horse power cars on the reservation. Amended May 15, 1907.
February 12, 1894, to the People's Power Company to maintain a line of electric light wires upon and across the Government bridge Renewed and modified May 28, 1907.
October 22, 1894, to the Sylvan Steel Company to cut through the dike built by the United States along the pool side of Sylvan Island and take water through an 8-inch pipe from the pool.
June 23, 1898, to the Rock Island and Eastern Illinois Railway Company to construct, maintain, and operate its tracks through so much of the abandoned tailrace south of the Moline Dam wall as is the property of the United States, and along or through the south edge of the water-power pool, on either side of the Moline bridge and across said bridge, etc. License renewed May 22, 1907, to successor, the Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Railway Company.
June 3, 1899, to the Tri-City Railway Company to extend and operate a singe-track railway upon the grounds of the Rock Island Arsenal. License limited, March 10, 1905, to five years. License renewed and modified September 11, 1908.
June 24, 1902, to the Union Telephone and Telegraph Company to place electric cables or wires over Government bridge.
November 11, 1904, to the city of Moline, for 10-inch water man.
December 5, 1905, to Rock Island Golf Club for use of golf links and for construction of building for use of club.
October 8, 1906, to "Old Settlers" Association to repair and maintain "Old Davenport House."
October 25, 1906, to the Moline Water Power Company, for electric pole line.
March 2, 1907, to the city of Moline, for motor-driven centrifugal pump in connection with the city's water main.
January 29, 1914, to the Moline Plow Company to lay 12-inch sewer tile drain.
April 6, 1914, to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to place its aerial electric cables on the Government bridges over the Mississippi River.
June 1, 1915, to David R. Forgan, Edgar S. Bloom, and Frank F. Fowle, receivers, Central Union Telephone Company to place a telephone wire cable on the Government electric wire poles on the reservation.
Jurisdiction. - Ceded to the United States by an act of the State legislature approved February 1, 1867, which provides as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That jurisdiction over the island of Rock Island and the small islands contiguous thereto, known as Benhams, Wilsons, and Winnebago Islands and their shores, taken and assigned by the United States for the establishment of an arsenal and armory, be, and is hereby, ceded to the said United States, provided that the Commanding Officer shall, on application of a competent State Officer, allow the execution of all civil and criminal process issued under authority of the State of Illinois on said Island in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been ceded as aforesaid.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, That the islands before named and the public buildings and other property that may be thereon shall forever hereafter be exempted from all State, County, and Municipal Taxation and assessment what-ever, so long as the same shall be used by the United States as an arsenal and armory.
See also "General acts of cession," and Appendix, page 526.


ROCK ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY
This cemetery is situated near the upper or east end of the island of Rock Island, being a part of that reservation, and contains an area of a little over 1 acre. About 1,150 yards northwest of this cemetery is a burial lot in which are buried the remains of 1,928 Confederate soldiers who died here while held as prisoners of war.
Title and Jurisdiction. - See "Rock Island Arsenal."

FORT SHERIDAN.
This reservation is situated in Lake County, 25 miles north of the city of Chicago, on Lake Michigan, and contains an area of 720.8 acres.
Title. - The original reservation, containing about 632.5 acres, was conveyed to the United States by citizens of Chicago in 1886 and accepted by the Secretary of War November 19, 1887, under authority of joint resolution of Congress March 3, 1887 (24 STAT., 646). The following deeds conveyed title to the original reservation:
Deed from Adolphus C. Bartlett et al., dated October 6, 1887, conveying 598.50 acres in Lake County. Recorded in Volume 86, page 406 et seq., of deed records of Lake County.
Deed from Aldolphus C. Bartlett et al., dated October 6, 1887, conveying 34 acres in Lake County. Recorded in volume 86, page 410 et seq., of same records.
By act of March 3, 1903 (32 Stat., 1129), as amended by act of April 28, 1904 (33 Stat., 497), provision was made for the purchase of about 84 acres as an addition to this reservation. Under this authority the following tracts have been acquired:

A - MICHAEL SWEENEY'S SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST.

Block 1 (containing 19 lots):
Lots 1 to 19, inclusive. Deed from Michael Sweeney et ux., dated October 5, 1907, conveying lots 1 to 19, inclusive; recorded book 165, page 163 of same records.
Block 2 (containing 41 lots):
Lots 1 to 41 inclusive. By same deed as block 1, supra.
Block 3. Deed from Fayette S. Munro et ux., dated December 18, 1907, conveying part of block 3 lying
easterly of the right of way of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railway Co., together with rights in streets. Recorded in book 165, page 164, of same records.
Block 4 (containing 3 lots):
Lots 1, 2, and 3. By same deed as block 1, supra.
Also the streets and avenues and certain part of the subdivision lying easterly of Sheridan Avenue. Same deed as block 1, supra.

B. - J. S. PRALL'S SUBDIVISION IN THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST

Block 1 (containing 24 lots):
Lot 1. Deed from Lizzie Good, dated December 10, 1906, conveying lots 1, 5, 6, 7, and 24, in
block 1, and lots 3, 4, and 5, in block 2; recorded in book 165, page 123 of same records; and quitclaim deed from W. W. Wagoner et ux., dated July 1, 1907, to the same lots, and also lots 21 and 22 in block 5; recorded in book 149, page 411, of same records.
Lots 2 and 3. Decree in condemnation, in case of United States v. Lizzie Good in United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, rendered August 1, 1907.
dLot 4. Deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir, dated June 24, 1906, conveying lot 4 in block 1, lot 2 in Block 2, lot 29 in block 4, and lot 9 in block 7. Recorded book 137, page 620, of same records. See lot 1, supra.
Lot 5, 6, and 7. See lot 1, supra.
Lot 8. Deed from Patrick Gallagher et al., dated September 28, 1906, conveying lot 8. Recorded Block 1 (containing 24 lots) continued - in book 137, page 569, of same records.
Lots 9 and 10. Deed from John Brown, dated November 28, 1906, conveying lots 9 and 10. Recorded in book 137, page 630, of same records.
Block 1 continued:
Lot 11. See lot 2, supra. Condemnation.
Lot 12. Deed from Edward J. Neil, dated October 17, 1906, conveying lot 12; recorded in book 137, page 556, of same records .
Lots 13 and 14. Deed from Edward Harte et ux., dated September 24, 1906, conveying lots 13 and 14; recorded in book 137, page 565, of same records.
Lots 15 and 16. Deed from Annie Shaw, dated June 3, 1907, conveying lots 15 and 16; recorded In book 165, page 27, of same records. Also by condemnation; lot 2, supra.
Lot 17. See lot 2, supra. Condemnation.
Lots 18 and 19. Deed from Annie Daniels et vir, dated September 20, 1906, conveying lots 18 and 19; recorded in book 137, page 523, of same records.
Lot 20. Deed from Clarence S. Gould et ux., dated September 26, 1906, conveying lot 20; recorded in book 162, page 323, of same records.
Lot 21. Deed from Charles Hudemann, dated September 28, 1906, conveying lot 21; recorded in book 162, page 112, of same records.
Lot 22 and 23. Deed from Edward Whiting et ux., dated October 1, 1906, conveying lots 22 and 23; recorded in book 162, page 353, of same records.
Lot 24. See Lot 1, supra.
Block 2 (containing 29 lots):
Lot 1. Condemnation. See Lot 2, block 1, supra.
Lot 2. Deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir. See Lot 4, block 1, supra.
Lot 3, 4, and 5. Deed from Lizzie Good. See Lot 1, block 1, supra.
Lot 6 and 7. Deed from William Menkennaier et ux., dated September 25, 1906, conveying lots 6 and 7; recorded in book 165, page 15, of same records.
Lot 8. Deed from Patrick D. Hickey, dated September 19, 1906 conveying lot 8; recorded in book 137, page 546, of same records.
Lot 9. Deed from May Rankin, dated September 19, 1906, conveying lot 9; recorded in book 137, page 612, of same records.
Lot 10 and 11. Deed from Alfred C. Markley et ux., dated October 3, 1906, conveying lots 10 and
11 in block 2, and lot 27 in block 4; recorded in book 162, page 178, of same records.
Lot 12 to 27, inclusive. Decree in condemnation, in case of United States v. George S. Beach et al., in United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois; case No. 9515; rendered March 30, 1908.
Lot 28. Condemnation. See Lot 2, block 1, supra.
Lot 29. Deed from James Kelly, dated September 25, 1906, conveying lot 29; recorded in book 162, page 151, of same records.
Block 3:
That part of block 3 lying east of the right of way of the Chicago Milwaukee Electric Railroad Co. By Condemnation. See Lot 12, block 2.
Block 4 (containing 43 lots):
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, part of lots 5 and 40, and lots 41, 42, 53, and 44, no acquired. No lot numbered "28."
Lot 5. That part of lot 5 which lies east of the right of way of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electri Railroad Co. Same as lot 12, block 2, supra.
Lot 6. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2, supra.
Lot 9. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2, supra.
Lots 10 and 11. Deed from William O'Flaherty et ux., dated October 12, 1906, conveying lots 10 and 11; recorded in book 165, page 4, of same records.
Lots 12, 13, 14, 15. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1.
Lots 16. Deed from Robert H. Holmes, dated January 2, 1907, conveying lot 16; recorded in book 162, page 374, of same records.
Lots 17 and 18. Deed from Rose B. Seifert et vir, dated September 25, 1906, conveying lots 17 and 18; recorded in book 165, page 3, of same records.
Lots 19 and 20. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 21. Deed from George J. Williams et ux., dated September 29, 1906, conveying lot 21; recorded in book 137, page 530, of same records.
Lot 22 to 25, inclusive. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 26. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1.
Lot 27. See deed from Alfred C. Markley et ux., lot 10, block 2.
Lot 29. See deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir, lot 4, block 1.
Lots 30, 31, 32, and 33. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 34. Deed from Frederika Rose Baker, dated September 25, 1906. Conveying lot 34; recorded in book 137, page 578, of same records.
Lot 35. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block2.
Lot 36. Deed from Samuel L. Clonsky, dated September 26, 1906, conveying lot 36; recorded in book 162, page 188, of same records.
Lots 37, 38, 39. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 40. That part of lot 40 lying east of the right of way of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Co. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Block 5 (containing 37 lots):
Lot 1. That part of lot 1 which lies east of the right of way of the Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad Co. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 11. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2; and deed from Thomas F. Blaha et ux., dated June 13, 1907, conveying lot 11; recorded in book 165, page 75, of same records.
Lot 12. Deed from Hugo Acht et ux., dated March 20, 1907, conveying lots 12, 13, 18, 33, and part of 34 and 35, in block 5, and lot 12 in block 7; recorded in book 162, page 436, of same records.
Lot 13. See Lot 12, supra.
Lots 14 and 15. Deed from George Boldizsar et ux., dated September 20, 1906, conveying lots 14 and 15; recorded in book 137, page 531, of same records.
Lots 16 and 17. Deed from John Beschke et ux., dated September 19, 1906, conveying lots 16 a and 17; recorded in book 137, page 549, of same records.
Lots 18. See Lot 12, supra.
Lots 19 and 20. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lots 21 and 22. Condemnation; same at lot 2, block 1; also, deed from Lizzie Good, dated January 16, 1907, conveying lots 21 and 22; recorded in book 165, page 24, of same records; and quitclaim deed from John C. Sands et ux., dated February 7, 1907, covering same property; recorded in book 149, page 412, of same records. See, also, quitclaim deed from W. W. Wagoner et ux., to same property, under lot, block 1, supra.
Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32. Condemnation; same as lot 12, block 2.
Lot 33. See Lot 12, supra.

Block 5 (containing 37 lots) continued-
Lots 34 and 35 - a part of these lots only. See Lot 12, supra.
Lots 36 and 37. Not acquired.

Block 6 (containing 24 lots):
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1.
Lots 6 and 7. Deed from John J. Condon, dated September 28, 1906, conveying lots 6 and 7 in block 6, and the south 25' of lot 15 in block 7; recorded in book 137, page 579, of same records; and quitclaim deed from William F. Hogan et ux., dated October 25, 1906 conveying same lots in block 6; recorded in book 149, page 295, of same records.
Lots 8 and 9. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block1.
Lots 10, 11, and 12. Deed from John Sullivan et ux., dated September 24, 1906, conveying lots 10, 11, and 12; recorded in book 137, page 518, of same records; and quitclaim deed from J. S. Prall et ux., dated November 3, 1906, conveying same property; recorded in book 149, page 249, of same records; and quitclaim deed from Ada J. Hogan et vir, dated November 5, 1906, conveying lot 12; recorded in book 149, page 248, of same records.
Lot 13. Deed from Henry F. Pelton et us., dated September 29, 1906, conveying lot 13; recorded in book 162, page 170, of same records.
Lot 14. Deed from Carl Copeland et ux., dated November 8, 1906, conveying lot 14; recorded in book 137, page 529, of same records.
Lot 15. Condemnation; same as lot2, block1. Also deed from Anna Kaiser et vir, dated September 25, 1906, conveying lot 15; unrecorded.
Lot 16. Deed from Richard Shannon et ux., dated February 12, 1907, conveying lot 16; recorded in book 137, page 615, of same records.
Lot 17. Deed from Richard Shannon et ux., dated February 12, 1907, conveying lot 17; recorded in book 149, page 337, of same records.
Lot 18, 19, 20, 21, 222, and part of lot 23. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1; also, deed from Emma Carlson et vir, dated July 30, 1907, conveying lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and part of lot 23; recorded in book 165, page 122, of same records. See Lot 24, infrra.
Lot 24. Deed from Sebastian Rettig et ux., date September 20, 1906, conveying lot 24, and the west 18' of lot 23; recorded in book 137, page 522, of same records.
Block 7 (containing 15 lots):
Lot 1. Deed from John S. Kelly, dated September 25, 1906, conveying lot 1; recorded in book 165, page 1, of same records.
Lot 2, 3, and 4. Condemnation; same as lot 2, block1.
Lot 5. Deed from Robert H. Patterson et ux., dated September 27, 1906, conveying lot 5; recorded in book 165, page 2, of same records.
Lot 6. Deed from Delia Sweeney et vir., dated October 3, 1906, conveying lot 6, recorded in book 165, page 24, of same records.
Lot 7. Deed from Vencel Muzike et ux., dated September 19, 1906, conveying lot 7; recorded in book 137, page 533, of same records.
Lot 8. Deed from Aaron A. Dahl et ux., dated September 20, 1906, conveying lot 8; recorded in book 137, page 536, of same records.
Lot 9. See lot 4, block1.
Lot 10 and 11. Deed from Julia Conley et vir., dated September 28, 1096, conveying lots 10 and 11; recorded in book 137, page 520, of same records.
Lot 12. See lot 12, block 5.
Lot 13. Deed from Clara Pell Townsend, dated October 10, 1906, conveying lot 13; recorded in book 165, page 171, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1.
Lot 14. Deed from frank T. Hennig et ux., dated October 23, 1906, conveying lot 14; recorded in book 158, page 224, of same records.
Lot 15. Deed from Thomas McGlone, dated September 19, 1906, conveying lot 15, except the south 25' thereof; recorded in book 137, page 519, of same records. See also, for the south 25', lot 6, block 6.
Deed from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Co., dated June 1, 1907, conveying right of way 100 feet in width across part of the southeast quarter of section 10, west of Waukegan highway; recorded in book 167, page 38, of same records.
Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1.

C. - E. ASHLEY MEADS' SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 43 NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST (ACCORDING TO SURVEY OF GUSTAF H. CARLSON, SURVEYOR, Nov. 4, 1904).

Block 18 (containing 17 tracts, lettered from "A" to "Q," inclusive):
Tract "A." Deed from Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company, dated December 22, 1906, conveying this tract; recorded in book 162, page 307, of same records.
Tract "B." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "C." Deed from Joseph Delhaye et ux., dated April 13, 1907, conveying this tract; recorded in book 165, page 25, of same records.
Tract "D." Deed from Frank J. Hawkins et ux., dated September 24, 1906, conveying tract "D" of block 18, and tract "W" of block 19; recorded in book 137, page 554, of same records; and quitclaim deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., dated November 5, 1906, covering tract "D" of block 18; recorded in book 149, page 273, of same records.
Tract "E." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra. And deed from E. Ashley Mears et al., dated June 6, 1907, conveying tract "E"; recorded in book 166, page 222, of same records.
Tract "F." Deed from Otto C. Butz et ux., dated September 24, 1906, conveying tract "F"; recorded in book 137, page 548, of same records.
Tract "G." Deed from Annie Johnson et vir, dated October 10, 1906, conveying tract "G"; recorded in book 137, page 638, of same records.
Tract "H." Deed from John Johnson, dated September 20, 1906, conveying tract "H"; recorded in book 137, page 637, of same records.
Tract "I." Deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., dated May 14, 1907, conveying tract "I"; recorded in book 137, page 603, of same records.
Tract "J." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "K." Deed from Mary Davis et vir, dated June 15, 1907, conveying tract "K'; recorded in book 165, page 103, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "L." Deed from Nellie Matthews, dated July 10, 1907, conveying tract "L"; recorded in book 163, page 88, of same records; and quitclaim deed from Julia Weinacht et vir, dated June 30, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in book 149, page 394, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lo 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "M." Deed from William F. Hogan et ux., dated June 7, 1907, conveying tract "M"; recorded in book 165, page 100, of same records; and quitclaim deed from E. Ashley Mears et ux., dated June 6, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in book 166, page 210, of same records; also releases of Joseph E. Burchell, trustee, dated June 10, 1907, covering same tract; recorded, respectively, in book 177, page 75, and book 148, page 384, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block1, supra.
Tract "N." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "O." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block1, supra.
Tract "P." Deed from Logan Council Building Loan Association, dated August 15, 1907, conveying tract "P"; recorded in book 167, page 33, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "Q." Deed from Emil Rudolph et ux., dated September 23, 1907, conveying tract "Q"; recorded in book 165, page 110, of same records. Also, condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Block 19 (16 tracts):
Tract "R." Condemnation; same as lot2, block 1, supra.
Tract "Ra." Deed from the Chicago Title & Trust Company, trustee, dated August 6, 1906, conveying tracts "Ra," "X," "A," and "Da" of block 19, and tracts "J," "F," and "E" of block 20; recorded in book 162, page 146, of same records.
Tract "S." Deed from Francis C. Foster et ux., dated September 28, 1906, conveying tract "S"; recorded in book 162, page 296, of same records.
Tract "T." Deed from Josephine E. Prall, dated October 8, 1906, conveying tract "T"; recorded in book 165, page 14, of same records; and quitclaim deed from Reginald G. R. Carne et ux., dated June 26, 1907, covering same tract; recorded in book 149, page 333, of same records.
Tract "Ta" Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "U." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "V." Deed from the Hartford Theological Seminary, dated March 11, 1907, conveying tracts "V" and "D" of block 19, and tract "I" of block 20; recorded in book 166, page 95, of same records.
Trast (Tract) "Va." Deed from the Chicago Title and Trust Co., trustee, dated August 6, 1906, conveying tract "Va"; recorded in book 162, page 144, of same records; and quitclaim deed from Frank P. Hawkins et ux., dated October 11, 1906, covering same tract; recorded in book 149, page 256, of same records.
Tract "W." See tract "D" of block 18, supra; also condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "X." See Tract "Ra," supra.
Tract "Xa." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "A." See tract "Ra," supra.
Tract "B." Condemnation ; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "C." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra. Also, deed from John R. Coyne, trustee, dated October 31, 1907, conveying tract "C"; recorded in book 165, page 170, of same records.
Tract "D." See tract "V," supra.
Tract "Da." See tract "Ra," supra.
Block 20 (containing 6 tracts) -
Tract "E." See tract "Ra" of block 19, supra.
Tract "F." See tract "R a" of block 19, supra.
Tract "G." Condemnation; same as lot 2, block 1, supra.
Tract "H." Deed from Gustave Pabst et ux., dated February 25, 1907, conveying tract "H"; recorded in book 165, page 8, of same records.
Tract "I." See Tract "V" of block 19, supra.
Tract "J." See Tract "R a" of block 19, supra.


D. - BLOCK 13, PLAT "D," OF HIGHWOOD, EVERETTS AND MEARS SUBDIVISION.
Deed from Otto R. Hansen and May Catlin Hansen, his wife, dated November 30, 1910, conveying all of said block; recorded in book 173, page 337, of same records.
By act of May 27, 1908 (5 stat., 364), provision was made for the purchase of a triangular tract of land on Lake Michigan adjacent to the north line of the Fort Sheridan Reservation, as described therein, and containing 11.5 acres, more or less. Under this authority title was acquired by the following deed:
Deed from Rebecca P. McNeill et vir, dated February 26, 1909, conveying 12.14 acres; recorded in book 170, page 14, of same records.
Revocable licenses. - December 20, 1904, to the Chicago Telephone Co. for a telephone system.
May 29, 1905, to Indiana Transportation Co.; July 28, 1905, to Northern Michigan Transportation Co.; July 21 1906, to Chicago Navigation Co; and May 13, 1910, to the Chicago & South Haven Steamship Co., for landing vessels at Government pier.
October 6, 1906, to Chicago Telephone Co. for "underground conduit and a pole telephone line east of the proposed new highway in parkway," through the reservation and "the proposed addition thereto."
May 15, 1906, to Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railway Co. for maintenance of tracks on highway adjoining Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co., and upon acquisition of proposed addition to reservation to construct and maintain thereon a passenger station adjoining proposed right of way to be acquired by said company.
August 19, 1907, to the city of Highland Park, Ill., to connect its water main supply line with the water main of the post.
August 30, 1910, to the North Shore consolidated Gas Co. to lay and maintain gas mains through the reservation.
July 23, 1913, to the Old Elm Club of Chicago, Ill., to lay a 6-inch water main upon and across the reservation.
March 16, 1915, to the Chicago Rifle Club to use the rifle range on the reservation for target practice.
May 24, 1915, to the Chicago Gun Club to use rifle range for same purpose.
November 17, 1915, to Battery C, Organized Militia of Illinois, to occupy one of the artillery barracks, a gun shed, and the riding hall.
Jurisdiction. - By an act of the State legislature, approved June 6, 1887, consent to purchase of the original reservation was given and jurisdiction ceded as follows:
Section 1. Be it enacted. etc., That the consent of the State of Illinois is hereby given to the acquiring of title by the United States, by purchase or otherwise, to the following described real estate or any portion thereof situated in the County of Lake (here describes the real estate conveyed by deeds of Oct. 6, 1887, supra).
Sec. 2. The jurisdiction of the State of Illinois in and over the said property, or such part thereof as the United States may so acquire title to, shall be, and the same hereby is ceded to the United states, subject of the restrictions hereinafter mentioned.
Sec. 3. The said consent is given, and the said jurisdiction ceded upon the express condition that the State of Illinois shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said property so far as that the execution of all civil and criminal processes which may issue under the laws or authority of the State of Illinois shall be allowed thereon application to the officer of the United States in charge thereof in the same way and manner as if such consent had not been given or jurisdiction ceded, except so far as such processes may affect the real or personal property of the United States.
Sec. 4. The jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest in any respect to any portion of said real estate until the United States shall have acquired the title thereto by purchase or otherwise.
Sec. 5. The said property, when acquired by the United States, and so long as the same shall remain the property of the United States and be used for public purposes, and no longer, shall be and continue exonerated and discharged from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this state. (Illinois Stats., 1808, p. 1522a, sec.10.)
See also "General acts of cession."


WOODLAND CEMETERY, "Soldier's Lot."

This property is situated in Quincy, Adams County, and is known as lot No. 33, in block 1, in Woodland Cemetery.
Title. - Deed from John Wood, attorney in fact, etc., dated February 12, 1870, conveying the above lot. Recorded in book 1 of cemetery lots, pages 70 and 71, of the deed records at Quincy, Adams County.
Jurisdiction. - See "General acts of cession."

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