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Early Land Entries
 

Source: Goodspeed's Franklin County History, 1888, Goodspeed Publishing Co
Transcribed by: Barb Z. © 2009

Other early settlers' names may be found in the following list of land entries, which will also serve to show where the first comers made their selections; no entry is given for any year later than 1819, the year when the county became fully organized.
The first entry was made by Samuel Cantly July 13, 1818, the northeast quarter of Section 18, Township 44, Range 2 west.
The following were made next day:
Eliza D. Taylor, the northeast and the southeast quarters of Section 25, Township 43, Range  1 west;
Joshua Brock, the  northwest quarter of Section 26, Township 44, Range 1 west;
Elisha Estis, the southeast quarter of Section 27, Township 44, Range 1 west;
Hiram Estis, the southwest quarter of Section 34, same town­ship and range;
Jesse McDonald, the southeast fractional quarter of Section 11, Township 44, Range 2 west;
James Brown, the east half of the southeast quarter of Section 31, Township 45, Range 2 west;
William Davis, the southwest quarter of Section 32, Township 45, Range 2 west;
John Davis, Sr., the southeast fractional quarter of Section 32, Township 45, Range 2 west;
William Greenstreet, the northwest quarter of Section 12, Town­ship 44, Range 3 west; and William Maupin, the southeast quarter of the same section.

On the 15th of July the following entries were made:
William Osborne, the southwest quarter of Section 1, Township 43, Range 1 west;
Leah Maupin, the north fractional one-half of Section 6, Township 44, Range 1 west;
Philip Miller, the southwest fractional quarter of the same sec­tion;
Benjamin Brown, the northeast fractional quarter of Section 7, same township and range;
Thomas Brown, the southwest quarter, same section;
Isaiah Todd, the north half of Section 8, Township 44, Range 1 west;
Hartly Sappington, the southwest quarter same section;
John Magill, the southeast, southwest and northwest quarters of Section 15, Township 44, Range 1 west;
Hartly Sappington, north half of Section 17, same township and range;
Clayton B. Hinton, the east half of Section 19, same township and range;
Daniel Richardson, northwest quarter of Section 19, same township and range;
Gideon Richardson, the northwest quarter of Section 20, same township and range;
Ephraim Jamison, the northeast quarter of Section 35, same township and range;
Leah Maupin, the northeast fractional quarter of Section 1, Township 44, Range 2 west;
Philip Miller, the southeast quarter, same section;
John Sullins, southeast quarter Section 2, Township 44, Range 2 west;
James Greenstreet, the south fractional half of Section 4, and the northwest fractional quarter of Section 9, Township 44, Range 2 west;
Enoch Greenstreet, the southeast quarter of Section 10, Township 44, Range 2 west;
James McDonald, the north half and the southwest quarter of Section 11, Township 44, Range 2 west;
Philip Miller, northeast quarter of Section 12,  Township 44, Range 2 west;
David Caldwell, northwest quarter of Section 14, Township 44; Range 2 west;
John Simpson, west half of southwest quarter, same section:
Caleb Bailey, northeast quarter of Section 15, Township 44, Range 2 west, and
William Hensley, the west half of the southwest quarter of Section 35, Township 45, Range 3 west.

On July 16, 1818, the following entries were made: 
Isaac Murphy,  fractional   Section 9,  Township  44,   Range 1 west;
Samuel K. and Matthew Caldwell, northwest quarter of Section 34, Township 44, Range 1 west; and
John Nichols, southeast quarter of Section 17, Township 44, Range 2 west;  

July  17, 1818 -  Joshua  Mussey made entry of the southeast quarter of Section  7, Township 44, Range 1 west; 
August  3, 1818 - Thomas Henry entered  the northwest  quarter of  Section 26, Township 43, Range 1 west;  

August  5,   1818 -
Hugh Heatherly entered the northwest quarter of Section 21, Township 45, Range 2 west; and
John Cantley, Sr., the southeast quarter of Section 19, Township 44, Range 3 west;

August 26, 1818-  Samuel Dent, southeast quarter of Section 5, Township 43, Range 1 west, and the northeast quarter of Section 6, same township and  range;

August 27 -
William West, part of the northeast quarter of Section 4, Township 42, Range 1 west;
Nathan Richardson, southwest quarter of Section 5, Township 43, Range 1 west;
William Osborne, northeast quarter of Section 11, Township 43, Range 1 west;
John Thompson, east half of the northwest quarter of Section 12, Township 43, Range 1 west;
Jacob Mets, northeast quarter of Section 18, Township 44, Range 1 west; and
Zachariah Sullins, the northeast quarter of Section  4, Township 44,  Range 2 west; 

August   28 -  James McDonald, south half of Section 7, Township 44, Range 2 west;
September 5, 1818 - William G. Pettus, the northeast fractional quarter of Section 10, Township 44, Range 2 west;
September 19 - William Pryor, fractional Section 1, Township 45, Range 4 west;

September 22 -
John Breeding
, part of Section 34, Town­ship 46, Range 4 west; and
Peter and David Massey
, part of Section  35,  same township and range;

October 8, 1818 -
Isaac Murphy, northeast quarter of Section 1, Township 42, Range 1 west;
Spencer Estes, Lot 1, northwest quarter of Section 6, Township 43, Range 1 west; and Isaiah Todd, the southeast quarter of Section 27, Township 43, Range 1 west;

December 10, 1818, Ephraim Strickland, northwest quarter of Section 5, Township 43, Range 1 west.
January 5, 1819, William Lewis, northwest quarter of Section 25, Township 43, Range 1 west, and William Hensley, part of Section 27, Township 45, Range 3 west;

February 4, 1819 - Sylvester Lanham, southwest quarter of Section 27, Town­ship 43, Range 1 west;
March 1 - William Campbell, south­east quarter of Section 12, Township 43, Range 1 west;

March 17 -
Andrew King
, southwest quarter- of Section 12, Township 43, Range 1 west;
Vincent Lewis, west half of the southwest quarter of Section 23, Township 43, Range 1 west;

April 2, 1819 - Louis Maupin, southwest quarter of Section 22, Township 43, Range 1 west.

 

 

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