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  Early Land Sales in Athens


  1804 Ordinance Selling Land Lots in Athens

[The following data is extracted from Athens County, Ohio Records]

Sec. 1 appointed Rufus Putnam and Samuel Carpenter to survey and lay off the town of Athens agreeably with the rule of the resolution of the legislature of December 18th, 1799.

Sec. 2 directed the treasurer of the university to have the town plat recorded.

Sec. 3 directed Putnam and Carpenter, after due notice, to sell on the first Monday of November, 1804, at public auction, twenty-seven house-lots and an equal number of out-lots at their discretion, excepting and reserving house-lots number 57 and 58. The remaining sections related to the form of certificate and lease to be given.

       The sale took place November 5th, 1804, and with the following result:

Lot Number

Purchaser

Price

Residence

1

John Havner

$132.00

Athens

4

William McNichol

46 00

Salt works.

7

Silas Bingham 

40.50

Athens

10

 Jarrett Jones

27.00

Middletown

13

Silas Bingham 

62.00

Athens

16

Silvanus Ames

51.00

Ames

19

Moses Hewitt

61

Middletown.

23

William McNichol

25.00

Salt

26

Eliphaz Perkins

30.00

Athens

28

Eliphaz Perkins

101.00

Athens

29

Rufus Putnam

59.00

Marietta

32

John Simonton

27.00

Middletown

36

John Johnson

20.00

Wheeling

40

Rufus Putnam

20.00

Marietta

43

Rufus Putnam 

30.00

Marietta

46

Henry Bartlett

17.00

Middletown

49

Canaday Lowry

14.00

Middletown

52

Daniel Mulford

13.00

Middletown

55

Jehiel Gregory

42.00

Middletown

59

Timothy N. Wilkins

22.00

Middletown

63

John Wilkins 

10.00

Middletown

65

Rufus Putnam

30.00

Marietta.

68

William McNichol

23.00

Salt Works

71

William McNichol

30.00

Salt Works

73

William McNichol

101.00

Salt Works

74

William Dorr 

65.00

Middletown

77

William McNichol

42.00

Salt Works

1806 2nd Ordinance Selling Land Lots in Athens
The following data is extracted from Athens County, Ohio Records.

On the 2nd of April, 1806, Rufus Putnam and Dudley Woodbridge were appointed a committee to conduct a second sale of town lots, which took place November 25, 1806. Some of the lots previously sold were sold again, payments having not been made.

The following is the report of the second sale:

Lot Number

Purchaser

Price

1

Joel Abbott

 $72 00

2

Joel Abbott

40.50

3

Ebenezer Currier

36.50

4

William Skinner

15.00

5

Silvanus Ames

15.00

6

Leonard Jewett,

15.00

8

Leonard Jewett

15.00

9

Leonard Jewett

13.00

10

John Walker

12.50

11

William Skinner

7.50

12

John Walker

26.00

14

Silvanus Ames

35.00

15

William Dorr

18.00

16

Silvanus Ames

15.00

17

Ebenezer Currier

52.00

19

Moses Hewitt

35.00

20

Moses Hewitt

40.00

21

Silas Bingham

15.00

22

Silas Bingham

22.00

23

Rufus Putnam

10.00

24

Moses Hewitt

11.00

25

Rufus Putnam

16.00

27

Samuel Luckey

14.00

29

William Skinner

16.00

30

Joseph Buell

15.00

31

B. Seamans

20.00

32

Joseph Buell

11.00

33

William Skinner

35.00

34

Rufus Putnam

26.00

36

Moses Hewitt

18.00

38

David Boyles

17.00

39

Timothy Wilkins

14.00

40

Dudley Woodbridge

11.00

41

Timothy Wilkins

17.00

42

Dudley Woodbridge

10.00

43

Benajah Seamans

12.00

44

Jehiel Gregory

6.00

45

Henry Bartlett

6.00

47

Jehiel Gregory

6.00

48

Moses Hewitt

6.00

Residents Lands, Ames Township, 1807
The following data is extracted from Athens County, Ohio Records.

Last Name

First Name

Acres

Range

Twp.

Section

County

Original Owner

Dollars

Cents

Comments

Ames

Silvanus

108

13

6

4, 9

Athens

Manasseh Cutler

43

00  

Brown

John

123

13

6

14

Athens

Winsor  

87

00  

Brown

Benjamin

200

13

6

4

Athens

Manasseh Cutler  

80

00  

Brown

William

140

13

6

4

Athens

Manasseh Cutler 

56

00  

Bullard

Joseph

60

16

-

-

Athens

Elisha Whitney

24

00  

Beaumont

Samuel

320

13

6

18

Athens

John Meigs

128

00  

Boyles

Jacob

100

13

6

2

Athens

Israel Thorndike 

40

00  

Case

David

100

14

-

-

Athens

Amos Porter

65

00  

Dean

Silas

600

13

6

3

Athens

Israel Thorndike

240

00  

Dean

Silas

340

13

6

24

Athens

George Wilson

136

00  

Dean

Silas

123

13

6

9

Athens

William Bartlett 

49

00  

Dean

Silas

252

13

6

9

Athens

Israel Thorndike

150

00  

Davis

Reuben

80

14

10

7

Athens

John Alden 

32

00  

Davis

Nehemiah

80

14

10

-

Athens

John Alden

32

00  

Davis

Benjamin

100

14

10

-

Athens

 Andrew Peters

65

00  

Ewing

George Jr.

320

13

6

5

Athens

Benjamin Converse

128

00  

Farmer

Upton

90

16

-

-

Athens

Elisha Whitney 

58

00  

Fuller

Seth

113

13

6

12

Gallia

William Bartlett 

45

00  

Fuller

Seth

100

12

2

-

Washington

 Matthew Manchester 

80

00  

Fuller

Seth

8

8

-

-

Athens

Matthew Manchester 

4

00  

Fuller

Joseph

195

14

10

-

Athens

John Dodge 

78

00  

Fuller

Joseph

262

14

10

-

Athens

Enoch Wing

150

00  

Fuller

Jospeh

50

14

10

-

Athens

Enoch Wing

20

00  

Griffin

Zebulon

320

13

6

18

Athens

John Meigs

128

00  

Griffin

Zebulon

262

13

6

18

Athens

John Meigs

150

00  

Glazier

Abel

100

13

6

4

Athens

Manasseh Cutler

40

00  

Green

Ezra

200

13

6

2

Athens

 Israel Thorndike 

80

00  

Green

Ezra

131

13

6

20

Athens

Nathan Proctor

52

00  

Hoisington

Joab

66

13

6

14

Athens

Winsor 

43

00  

Hamilton

Thomas M.

131

13

6

20

Athens

Nathan Proctor

52

00  

Harold

Christopher

200

13

6

36

Athens

Haffield White 

80

00  

Hurlbut

Reuben

50

-

-

-

Athens

John Reed

20

00

Lot # 649

Hurlbut

Reuben

100

-

-

-

Athens

John Matthews 

40

00

Lot # 648

Johnson

Azel

215

14

10

18

Athens

Augustus Blanchard 

86

00  

Kay

Moses

50

16

-

-

Athens

Elisha Whitney 

20

00  

Linscott

Noah

100

13

6

36

Athens

Haffield Whitney 

40

00  

Linscott

Isaac

60

13

6

5

Athens

Benjamin Converse 

24

00  

Linscott

Joseph

50

13

6

5

Athens

Benjamin Converse 

20

00  

Linscott

Isreal

50

13

6

5

Athens

Benjamin Converse 

20

00  

Lewis

Daniel

200

-

-

-

Athens

-

80

00  

Mansfield

Samuel

100

14

10

-

Athens

-

40

00  

McClure

James

100

9

3

27

Washington

Samuel Brown

40

00  

McClure

Samuel

100

13

6

2

Athens

Israel Thorndike 

40

00  

McCune

John

100

13

6

2

Athens

Israel Thorndike 

40

00  

Neal

Hosea

46

14

10

17

Athens

Samuel Hildreth

16

00  

Paulk

Cyrus

4

14

10

17

Athens

Samuel Hildreth

2

00  

Pugsley

Joseph

100

14

10

17

Athens

Samuel Hildreth 

40

00  

Pugsley

Abram

390

14

10

17

Athens

Samuel Hildreth

156

00  

Palmer

Robert

66

13

6

14

Athens

Winsor 

43

00  

Peterson

Isaac

50

-

-

-

Athens

John Reed

120

00

Lot # 649

Parsons

Horace

100

11

9

9

Washington

Reuben Cooley

40

00  

Rice

Jason

112

13

6

4

Athens

Manasseh Cutler 

44

00  

Stephens

Isaac

100

14

10

-

Athens

Haffield White

40

00  

Swett

John

100

13

6

30

Athens

Haffield White 

40

00  

Swett

Jonathan

100

-

-

-

Washington

Jonathan Swett 

40

00 donation

Swett

Jonathan Sr.

100

- - -

Athens

Jonathan Swett 

40

00 donation

Tuttle

Elisha

100

14

11

11

Athens

Andrew Peters

40

00  

Tuttle

Solomon

130

14

11

11

Athens

Andrew Peters

52

00

 

Tuttle

Othniel

80

14

10

19

Athens

Nathan Proctor

52

00

 

True

Josiah

137

14

10

18

Athens

Augustus Blanchard 

55

00

 

True

Josiah

100

-

-

-

Washington

Josiah True 

40

00

donation

Woodward

William

640

13

7

2

Athens

R. Underwood

256

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

902

14

10

6

Athens

Nathan Woodbury

360

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

100

11

9

-

Athens

Nathan Woodbury 

40

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

8

 

 

 

Athens

Nathan Woodbury 

4

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

160

9

2

23

Washington

Nathan Woodbury 

64

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

100

11

9

9

Athens

Nathan Woodbury 

40

00

 

Woodbury

Nathan 

-

-

-

-

Athens

Nathan Woodbury 

-

-

City Lot, Marietta

Weethee

Daniel

175

14

10

18

Athens

Augustus Blanchard 

70

00

 

Wilson

John

150

14

10

-

Athens

John Dodge

98

00

 

Walker

George

100

13

6

7

Athens

John Friend   

40

00

 

Wolf

George

100

13

6

36

Athens

 Haffield White

40

00

 

Watkins

Jonathan

100

13

6

36

Athens

Haffield White 

40

00

 

Wyatt

Joshua

640

13

6

1

Athens

Peter Shaw

256

00

 




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