|Posted By:||ted reising-derby|
|Subject:||Capt. Joseph QUIGLEY "on the Lake shore"|
|Post Date:||August 18, 2011 at 17:29:59|
|Forum:||War of 1812 Forum|
Mr. Johnson, Sir,
In regard to your own statement (twice): "As you will see, Quigley did settle on the Black River".
In response: although some family traditions, of course, have it that Quigley, in 1810, originally had settled on the "Lake Shore" here, (this being several years before Black River Township even had a name), but no published source seems to name the exact spot* of Quigley's land at that time.
But if Quigley indeed settled on the "Lake shore" anywhere on the west side of the Black River, it wouldn't have been "on" the River, proper, because John S. Reid had that spot, with his extensive property there (which eventually was lotted into the village of Mouth-of-Black-River(later renamed "Charleston", then later still renamed the village of "Black River", then later still renamed "Lorain").
So Quigley's earliest land in the "town(ship)* of Black River", was presumably somewhere west of Reid's (and therefore well west of the River). In fact, Quigley's land could have been VERY far west of Reid's, because the full lake shore of the "town(ship)* of Black River" ran for several miles, which I can assure you is fact, since my own ancestors and near-relatives were the later owners of the entire western end of Black River Twp.
Anyway, with you yourself living so very near Cleveland, you surely have easy access to early Cuyahoga County land records, and therefore I am certain that you yourself will be more than happy to check Quigley's exact 1810 land deed, to prove your exact statement (twice) about Quigley living "on the Black River", yes?
I look forward to you posting (publicly, here to the board) the record of his official land-ownership info.
[*-also note that any reference which refers to the "town" of Black River during that earliest period, refers to the alternate meaning of town: township. There was no "town"(meaning "village") of Black River in 1810; the village of Mouth-of-Black-River was probably still barely being dreamed of, by John S. Reid (and later, his sons and future sons-in-laws). So perhaps your statement that Quigley lived "on the Black River", is due to a lack of understanding the duality of the geographical term, "town".
Or, perhaps you can prove, through his original property-deed, that Quigley's land was indeed located "on the Black River"..which would be wonderful of you to finally solve that mystery. ]