Source: Goodspeed's Franklin County History, 1888, Goodspeed Publishing Co.pgs 221-222
Transcribed by Candi Horton ©2006
Missouri Genealogy Trails ©2006

State of Missouri

Early Spanish Surveys.

In Franklin County there is a large number of surveys or grants, made by the Spanish authorities before the Louisiana territory was transferred
to the United States and afterward confirmed by the Congress of the United States.

The numbers of the surveys, the names of the confirmers, the size of the grants and the location of each are here introduced:

Survey No. Names of the confirmers

Size

Location

Arpents

or

Acres

Township

Range

98

Uri Music and Absalom Link under Ephraim Richardson

400

 

340.28

44

2E

151

Aaron Colvin

400

   

44

1E

161

Children of John Ridenhour and Christiana, his widow,
under John Ridenhour

500

   

44

2E

311

James Stephens otherwise James Stephenson

800

   

44

1E

313

Thomas Caulk under David King Price

400

   

44

1E

404

William Huges

500

   

44

1E and 1W

733

Ambrose Boles    

640

44

1E

878

James Pritchett    

640

44

1E

900

Leonard Farrow    

640

43 and 44

1E

974

Thomas Gibson    

640

44

2W

975

Charles Phillips    

640

44 and 45

2W

976

William Fullarton    

640

44

1E

977

Smith Collum

600

   

43 and 44

2W

1910

John Chandler

600

   

44

2W

1912

Ezekiel Rogers

600

   

44

1W

1914

Robert Young under John Day

240

   

44

1E

1919

John S. Farrar

350

   

43

1E and 1W

1921

Robert Ramsey

350

   

44

2E

1922

Kincaid Caldwell

710

   

44

1W

1925

William Massey

490

   

44

1W

1931

Alexander McCourtney

600

   

44

1E

1942

John Stephenson

316

   

44

1E

1964

James Cowan    

640

43 and 44

1E and 1W

1984

John Phillips    

640

44

2W

2044

Hugh Stephenson

400

   

44

1W

2577

Louis Dubois    

640

44

1E

2687

John F. Chatingny    

640

44

1E

2686

James Smith    

640

44

1E

3025

Bazile Desnoyers    

640

44

1E

3279

Gabreil Cerci

400

   

40 and 41

1W

1768

Peter Chouteau under Etienne St. Pierre    

6,002.50

45

3W

2981

Etienne St.Pierre    

14,751.30

45

3W

3029

Sylvester Labaddie    

13,821.98

44 and 45

2W and 3W

3030

Baptiste Duchouquet    

6,987.33

44 and 45

3W

3129

James Mackay

10,340

   

42

2W

3031

James Mackay

5,280

   

44

1W and 2W

3132

John Long

5,000

   

44

1W

3133

John Long

5,000

   

43 and 44

1W

909

William Bell

A triangular portion of survey 909 confirmed that William Bell occupied the extreme northeast corner of the county. It is believed that the last of these grants were made in May 1804, as some whose destination was that this portion was then the St. Louis District, who came here in the fall of that year were too late to secure grants or headsrights as the 640 acre surveys were called.
         

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