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James McConon Land Patent
1853, Lafayette twp.

James McConon, 1853 land patent

(ref: Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Iowa Volume 129, pg 16)


The United States Of America,
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Certificate No. 14095

Whereas, James McConon, of Alamakee County, Iowa
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the Land Office, at Dubuque whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said James McConon according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the North West quarter of the North West quarter of Section Thirty, in Township Ninety Eight North, of Range Two West, in the District of Lands Subject to sale at Dubuque, Iowa, containing Forty Acres

According to the Official Plat of the Survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said Tract has been purchased by the said James McConon, Now, Know Ye, That the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several Acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, Have Given and Granted, and by these presents Do Give and Grant, unto the said James McConon and to his heirs, the said Tract above described; To Have And To Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said James McConon and to his heirs and assigns

In Testimony Whereof, I, Franklin Pierce, President of the United States of America, have caused these letters to be made Patent, and the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the First day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fiftythree and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-eighth.

By The President: Franklin Pierce
By Jno. H. Wheeler, Asst.. Secty


Contributors notes: Along with this document, I have a typed note my grandfather wrote years ago. The note indicated that James bought 40 acres for himself and another 40 acres for his mother. On the 1872 Ratcliff plat book and the 1886 Warner & Foote plat book, LaFayette twp. Rose McConnen has 20 acres adjacent to the land James purchased.

1886 Section 30, Lafayette twp. showing James McConnen's 40 acres & Rose McConnen's 20 acres

James McConnen's mother, Rose (Muldane) McConnen, died in 1892 and is buried in Wexford Cemetery. She came to Iowa in 1847. She was a widow and worked as a nursemaid in different homes. In 1865 she kept house for James until he married Mary Cassidy in 1867. After his marriage James built Rose a house and she lived there. In her later years she lived with Mary (Cassidy) McConnen.


~source: original land patent document, scanned by Ellen Oliver
~contributed by Ellen Oliver for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb. Ellen's email contact information can be found in the surname registry for McConon / McConnen.


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