Posted By:Ella Prichard
Subject:Re: Thaddeus Lyman
Post Date:August 30, 2006 at 18:52:41
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McBee, May Wilson, The Natchez Court Records 1767-1805, p. 42 Book A., p. 388-89. “Lucy CRANE, of Natchez District, in low state of health, wills to my two sons, Waterman and Hibberd, plantation I live now on to be equally divided between them, also personal property; to granddaughter, Sallomy LYMAN personal property. 25 Jun 1787..." signed with a mark. Widow of Silas CRANE. Justus King, an executor, named Philetus Smith as appraiser. Plantation 110 arpents on St. Catherine’s Creek, about 3 miles from Fort. 650 arpents on Stone’s Creek 18 leagues from Fort. 325 arpents on Cole’s Creek. 10 arpents on Homochitto.

p. 365, Land Claim 138, reg. 18 Jan 1804 “Petition of Salome LYMAN that she has learned that the lands of the fugitives must be sold at public action and my dear father is absent , having no subsistence except that of my grandfather, Mr. CRANE [Silas], begs your bounty and to grant her the land that was her father’s. Salome LYMAN // Natchez 17 June 1783. All the land above the 10,000 acres sold and deeded to John Harley, after the line is drawn from east to west, will remain the property of the daughter of Mr. LYMAN, named Salome.”

p. 546, Unrecorded Land Claims 26 Mar 1804…claim rejected because “tract belonging to Salome LYMAN, heir and child of Thaddeus LYMAN, who holds the said land by virtue of a British grant…was granted and confirmed by said Spanish Government to the above Salome LYMAN, who has since married John ELLISON…”

p. 549, another claim against Salome’s land also rejected 30 Dec 1806, “300 acres on Bayou Pierre”

I have not been able to determine the name of Silas and Lucy Crane's daughter. She must have m. Thaddeus before he returned East after being involved in a rebellion against the Spanish government in Natchez. There's a well known story of the harrowing trip made by the Lyman group across Indian lands.