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Harrison County, Indiana
Land Records


LAND PURCHASES HARRISON COUNTY 1807-1810
The Vincennes Land Office opened in May, 1907 For the sale of land in the Vincennes Land District which comprised most of southern Indiana. In 1808 that part of the district which lay east of the Second Principal Meridian was placed in the newly created Jeffersonville Land Distirct and a land office was opened at Jeffersonville in 1810 for the sale of land in that district. Between 1807 and 1810 a considerable amount of land in the present Harrison County was entered at the Vincennes Land Office. Since Harrison County was not organized until October 11, 1808, effective December 1, land entered prior to that date would have been either Knox or Clark Counties as Harrison was organized out of those Counties.

The names of those entered land at Vincennes are listed below from a more complete chronological list sent in by Frederick P. Griffin of Corydon, giving location by section, range, and township. The original document is in possession of William B. Doolittle of Louisville. The civil townships supplied by Mr. Griffin are those of the present Harrison County in which the land was located.

While some of land was apparently purchased for speculative purposes by men such as Toussaint Dubois, General Washington Johnston, and Walter Taylor, who never lived in the county, by far the greater part was purchased by men who settled in the county and remained there. Although William Henry Harrison never resided in the county, he was a frequent visitor and developed his land holdings

Name of purchaser Date Acreage Twp
Barry, Thomas 4/30/1807 160 Blue River
Bates, John 6/13/1808 161.18 Harrison
Birkett. John 5/27/1809 153.58 Franklin
Black, Samuel 7/31/1807 160 Harrison
Boon, George 10/24/1808 160 Boone
Boone, Moses 6/4/1807 160 Boone
Boone, Samuel 7/29/1809 160 Boone
Boone, Squire 6/4/1807 160 Boone
Bowman, John 8/26/1809 160 Harrison
Brinley, Henry 11/7/1808 160 Posey
Brownley, Joseph 6/24/1807 737.47 Heth
Bruce, James 10/20/1807 160 Harrison
Byrn, Charles Leason 2/10/1808 160 Morgan
Charley, George 10/24/1809 160 Harrison
Cosonberry, Henry 3/31/1810 410.3 Taylor (at Dam #43)
Daggs, William 4/3/1810 160 Scott
Decker, Joseph 10/1/1807 160 Franklin
Doupe, George 6/13/1808 160 Harrison
Dubois, Toussaint 6/27/1807 233.47 Boone
Dubois, Toussaint 8/12/1807 526.55 Boone
Dub, Henry 11/27/1809
160
Posey
Farnsley, David 8/22/1807 160 Posey
Farnsley, Joshua 8/2/1807 160 Posey
Frank, John 11/18/1807 809.47 Heth (on Ohio River)
Funk, Henry 5/2/1807 285.9 Washington
Funk, Jacob 5/1/1807 468.61 Washington
Geiger, Frederick 4/29/1807 434.37 Heth
Grable, Benjamin 8/18/1809 160 Scott
Gresham, George 5/11/1808 160 Franklin
Hancock, Vachel 10/7/1807 237.4 Washington
Hancock, Vachel 6/6/1809 160 Washington
Harbeson, John 4/28/1807 160 Franklin
Harbeson, John 4/28/1807 213.8 Franklin
Harbeson, John 4/6/1808 160.8 Franklin
Harbeson, John 1/25/1809 160 Harrison
Harrison, Joshua 4/3/1810 160 Jackson
Harrison, William Henry 5/25/1807 360.6 Spencer
Harrison, William Henry 6/10/1807 160 Franklin (at Lanesville)
Harrison, William Henry 7/11/1807 207.26 Harrison(at Corydon)
Harrison, William Henry 2/17/1808 160 Boone
Heth, Harvey 4/29/1807 154.79 Harrison
Heth, Harvey 4/30/1807 684.71 Washington
Heth, Harvey 6/1/1807 323.05 Harrison
Heth, Harvey 6/11/1807 160 Boone
Heth, Harvey 6/11/1807 160 Harrison
Hoke, George 10/21/1808 160 Taylor
Hollowell, John 2/27/1810 148 Spencer
Hurst, Henry 2/13/1808 152.14 Jackson
Hurst, John 5/30/1807 800 Jackson
Hurst, John 5/30/1807 369.81 Harrison
Johnston, General Washington 6/10/1807 160 Boone
Johnston, General Washington 6/10/1807 168 Posey
Johnston, General Washington 6/11/1807 161 Posey
Johnston, General Washington 7/8/1807 160 Harrison
Kintner, Jacob 4/6/1808 201.62 Harrison (at Corydon)
Kintner, Jacob 4/6/1808 325.8 Harrison
Light. Tice 4/28/1807 160 Franklin
Long, James 6/6/1809 160 Posey
Loop. John 6/10/1807 160 Scott
Loop. John 1/30/1808 320 Heth
Luts. Jacob 8/24/1807 545 Posey
McFarkan, Patrick 10/1/1807 160 Blue River
Mcintosh, Peter 10/24/1809 160 Boone
Mauck (Mock), Jonathan 8/18/1809 160 Spencer
Mauck (Mock), Jonathan 12/31/1809 160 Blue River
Moffett, John 5/14/1808 157.2 Taylor
Ptrtmmer, John G. 10/11/1808 160 Harrison (at Corydon)
Pittman, John 3/20/1809 194.2 Scott
Rector, Elias 5/4/1807 286.67 Heth
Reed, Abraham 5/27/1809 524.7 Taylor
Reed, John 7/25/1807 629.8 Taylor
Richardson, Jacob 4/29/1807 528 Taylor
Sands. William
6/2/1808 160 Boone
Shack (Shock), Christopher 10/24/1809 158.2
Harrison
Simler. John 11/29/1809 160 Jackson
Smith. Edward 4/28/1807 208 Harrison
Smith, James 9/5/1809 160 Harrison
Smith, James 12/26/1809 160 Spencer
Smith. John, Esq. 9/30/1808 160 Spencer
Smith, John 12/20/1808 160 Taylor
Smith, William 4/29/1807 487.3 Posey
Smith. William 10/24/1808 160 Boone (at Laconia)
Snyder, George 1/24/1809 160 Boone
Snyder, John 6/6/1809 160 Scott
Stephens, Jacob 9/5/1809 160
Harrison
Stephens, John 6/22/1809 160
Webster
Stonecypher, John 12/11/1809 160
Harrison
Stilwell, Richard 12/21/1807 160
Boone
Swank, John 6/4/1807 160
Franklin
Taylor, Waller 4/29/1807 320 Spencer
Taylor, Waller 5/ 1/1807 569.66 On Ohio River (now in Crawford Co.)
Taylor, Waller 6/6/1807 160 Harrison
Vance, William 7/10/1807 160 Franklin
Walk, Abraham 3/31/1809 160 Jackson
Wright, Eli 12/11/1809 160 Harrison
Yutslar, Jacob 5/1/1807
192.8 Washington


Indiana Source Book Volume Nine (The Hoosier Genealogist 1993-1994)

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