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Re: Sufferers' Lands
Posted by: Ginny (ID *****7728) Date: December 17, 2006 at 10:12:22
In Reply to: Sufferers' Lands by Ginny of 971

Sufferers’ Lands - 1805 Legal Notice Transcribed by Ginny - Dec. 17, 2006!

Connecticut Gazette, published as Connecticut Gazette and the Commercial Intelligencer - 03-06-1805 - New London, Connecticut
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Transcribed by Ginny - the version I have of this is hard to read - many of the names transcribed here are not clear. Spacing inserted by transcriber for clarity. In transcribing this I see it now appears that the folks listed had not paid the taxes and their rights were to be sold at vendue sale May 27, 1805 - so it appears this is a legal notice of the sale.
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Whereas the Board of Directors of the company incorporated by the Legislature of the State of Ohio known by the name of “The proprietors of the half million acres of land lying south of Lake Erie called Sufferers’ Land” at their meeting holden on the 13th day of September 1804, and by adjournment continued to the 20th, on which day they assessed a tax of twenty-five cents on the pound of the original rights or __?__ as __?__ in the grant of said lands by the Legislature of Connecticut, made payable to the treasurer of said company on the 15 day of Februrary, 1805.

And whereas the owners and proprietors of the original rights and losses in land grant, let the name of Samuel ALK,
Abigail ARMOUR,
Lauran BROMALL,
James BROWN,
William BUSH,
Charity BANKS,
Silas BETTS,
Samuel BUSH,
Elisha BELCHER,
William BRUNDAGE,
Peter BROWN,
John CLAPP jun,
Nevil CONKLIN,
Odie CLOLE adm’r,
Reuben COE, Jonathan COE,
Jonathan COLMERY,
Peter CYPHERS,
James CUNNINGHAM,
Joseph CHAMBERS, Daniel CARTER,
Hannah CLOSE,
Stephen DAVIS,
Daniel DARROW,
Humphrey DENTON,
John DUNN,
Isaac DAVIS,
James FERRIS,
Oliver FAIRCHILD,
Jabez FERRIS,
Timothy FERRIS,
Solomon FINNEY,
Joshua FRANKLIN,
Silvanus FERRIS,
Jonah FERRIS,
Moses FERRIS,
EZRA FINCH,
Joseph FERRIS,
Pack FERRIS,
Charles GREEN,
Anne GRIGG,
Jabez HOLMES,
Reuben HOLMES,
Mills ROBLEY,
Mindwell HITCHCOCK,
Abraham HAYS,
Thomas HOBBY jun,
Joseph HOBBY jun,
John HOBBY,
William HUBBARD,
Thomas HITCHCOCK,
Nathaniel HEUSTED,
Jonathan HUBBARD jun,
Ebenezer HOBBY,
Moses HEUSTED jun,
James HOUNAM,
Benjamin HEUSTED,
Nathaniel HOBBY,
Sarah HART,
Joseph HOBBY jun exec’r,
Elizabeth INGERSOL,
Nathaniel INGERSOL,
William JACOBS,
Anne INGERSOL,
Job IRELAND,
Thomas JOHNSON,
Joshua KNAPP,
John KNAPP,
Charles KNAPP,
William KINCH,
Jonathan KNAPP
Ezekiel KNAPP,
Widow KINCH,
Israel LOCKWOOD,
Enos LOCKWOOD,
Thaddeus LOCKWOOD,
John LOUDIN,
Caleb LYON,
Joseph LOCKWOOD,
William LEE,
Timothy LOCKWOOD,
Hannah LOCKWOOD,
William LOCKWOOD,
Amos LYON,
Ezekiel LOCKWOOD,
James LYON jun,
Caleb LYON jun,
Theophilus LOCKWOOD,
Andrew MARSHALL,
Caleb MEAD,
Reuben MERRITT,
John MEAD jun,
Nathaniel MEAD 3rd,
Elizabeth MOORE,
Martin MCDONALD,
Rachel MARSHALL,
John MEAD,
Hannah MEAD,
Ebenezer MEAD,
Charles MEAD,
Matthew MEAD,
Nehemiah MEAD jun,
Silas MEAD,
Thomas MELNARD,
William MARSHALL,
Jesse MEAD,
Henry MEAD,
Joshua MEAD,
Jerusha MEAD,
John MELNARD jun,
James MOE,
Edmund MEAD,
Jeremiah MEAD jun,
Henry MARSHALL,
Joseph MEAD,
Shadrach MEAD,
Caleb MEAD jun,
Abigail MEAD,
Jonah MEAD,
Enos MEAD,
Angus McCAULL,
Ezra MARSHALL,
Elkanah MEAD,
John MELNARD,
Robert NUTT,
Francis NASH,
Daniel OGDEN,
Jospeh PALMER,
Stephen PALMER,
Sarah PARSONS,
Theophilus PECK jun,
Solomon PURDY,
James PHILLIPS,
John PALMER,
Catharine PECK,
Heth PECK,
John PURDY,
Winans PALMER,
Daniel PALMER,
Titus PALMER,
Jere & Julia Wood PALMER,
Nathaniel REYNOLDS jun,
Hannah RUNDALL,
Anne RUNDALL,
Joanna REYNOLDS,
Solomon RUNDALL,
Thomas RITCH,
Timothy RUNDALL,
Jonathan REYNOLDS,
Ambrose & Jonathan REYNOLDS,
Nathaniel REYNOLDS,
Shubel RUNDALL,
Joseph SACKETT,
Jonah SMITH,
Justus SACKETT,
Jabez SHERWOOD,
Henry STUDWELL,
Gilbert SHERWOOD,
William SEWARD,
Benjamin Sutton GOLD,
John SELLECK,
Roger SUTHERLAND,
John TOWN,
William TOWN,
Oliver TOMKINS,
Michael Cox TIMPANY,
Mary TOWN,
Zebediah TAYLOR,
John WILLIS,
John WICKS,
Jeffry WELMEZER,
Issac WHIPLEY
HAVE WHOLLY NEGLECTED to pay said tax to me, the subscriber.

This therefore is to give notice to the several owners and proprietors of the original rights and losses in said grant viz, . . . . . . . . . . .[and then it goes on to list what appears to be all the above names again - although I have not compared them all. Ginny]

That said original rights and losses, or so

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much as shall be necessary to raise sums sufficient to pay said tax, and all reasonable charges arising ___?_____ will be sold at PUBLIC VENDUE, to the highest bidder, at the dwelling-home of SAMUEL SEYMOUR, in said Greenwich, on the 27th of May next, at __?__ o’clock, afternoon.

Dated at Greenwich, February 19, 1805.

PETER MEAD
Collector of said Tax for said Town of of Greenwich.
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From transcribing this it appears to me that those listed did not pay their taxes on the lands and therefore their rights were to be sold a public sale May 1805.

I imagine most folks thought it not worth it to pay the taxes as the lands were not readily hospitable due to Indian Hostilities or on the other hand I suppose many of the folks listed simply could not afford to pay the taxes.

***Wikipedia******However, very few of the original "Sufferers" ever settled in the Firelands, as the land was not given for settlement until many years after the war. Even then, the land was not readily hospitable due to Indian hostilities prior to and during the War of 1812 and the necessity of clearing dense forests from most of the land so that it could be used for farming purposes.

It would be interesting to see just whose rights were actually sold at the sale and who bought the rights in addition to seeing if these folks had to file an app. detailing their losses during the Revolution to be a part of this in the first place.

Ginny


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