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Lockridge Township

The following is a chapter from "The History of Jefferson County, Iowa - A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement", Volume 1, Pages 69-81, published by the S. J. Clarke Publishing Company of Chicago in 1912 (in 1914 according to some citations).

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HISTORY OF
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IOWA

CHAPTER XIII
LOCKRIDGE TOWNSHIP

Field Notes of Township No. 72, North of Range 8, West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Wisconsin Territory, surveyed by E. F. Lucas. Commenced September 1, 1837. Completed September 22, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 35 & 36 Var 8 40'.
30.40   Hickory 11 in. diameter.
36.11   Trail E & W.
40.00   Set cr. Sect. post.
          Bearings: W. Oak 24 N 60 W 49.
                     Hickory 10 N 67 E 61.
59.66   Hickory 12 in diam.
63.24   Red Oak 18 in diam.
64.21   Brook 4 lks E.
57.26   B. Oak 14 in diam. (At 67.26?)
80.00   Set post corner for Sect. 25 26 35 & 36.
          B. Oak 20 S 38 E 47.
          R. O. 14 N 64 W 62.
          Land S first rate, Hickory, Elm, Bur Oak.
          B. Oak, etc. Hazel Plumb thorn. N 2nd rate.
          Rolling, W. Oak Bur & Blk Oak, Plumb, Iron weed etc.

East     Random between Sect. 25 & 36.
12.65   Brook 4 lks N of 7.
57.24   Brush Creek 40 lks S.
80.04   Intersect range line 38 lks S of post.
          Land 2nd rate, rolling; first 57 chs thinly timbered, W & Bur Oak, Hickory, etc. Hazel Plumb thorn, etc.
          Along the creek grows Lynn, Sugar Elm, Crab apple, etc.

West    Corrected between sect. 25 & 36 Var 9 55'.
10.81   Bur Oak 20 in diameter.
40.02   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 30 S 14 W 34.
44.48   Bur Oak 10 in diameter.
80.04   Section Corner.
          September 1st, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 25 & 26.
00.43   Black Oak 16 in diam.
 8.33   Bur Oak 10 in diam.
 9.83   Hickory 18 in diam.
10.00   Leave highland and enter bottom.
24.29   Creek 30 lks East.
28.00   Leave bottom and ascend highland.
40.00   Set qr. sect post.
          Bur Oak 9 N 34 W 7.
          Bur Oak 4 S 49 E 39.
48.67   Burr Oak 8 in diameter.
50.99   W. Oak 20 in diameter.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 23, 24 25 & 26.
          Hickory 8 N 81 W 28.
          Bur Oak 10 S 11 E 32.
          Land mostly rolling 2nd rate. Bur Oak, Hickory, Hazel, etc.

East     Random between Sect. 24 & 25 Var 9 40'.
80.15   Intersect Range line 136 lks S of post.
          Land first rate gently rolling, Bur Oak, B. Oak, Elm, Lynn, W. Oak, Hazel Briers Vine etc.

West    Corrected between Sect. 24 & 25 V 10 40'.
 7.89   B. Oak 14 in diam.
12.97   Elm 5 in diam.
40.07   Set qr. Sect. post.
          Hickory 8 S 54 W 31.
          Bur Oak 18 N 52 E 58.
42.93   Lynn 16 in diameter.
43.56   Bur Oak 20 in diam.
80.15   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 23 & 24 Var 8 40'.
00.22   Bur Oak 10 in diam.
25.33   Brook 6 lks E.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Hickory 10 S 1 E 10.11.
          W. Oak 12 N 74 W 1.81.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 13, 14 23 & 24.
          Land 2nd rate fix (sic - fit) for cultivation, timber scattering.
          Elm, Hickory, Bur Oak, etc. Undergrowth Hazel, Plumb, Thorn, I Oak, B. Oak, Briers Vine etc. in short this
          line is a perfect almost impassable thicket.

East     Random between 13 & 24 Var 9 40'.
80.70   Intersect Range line 40 lks S of post.
          Land W first rate thinly timbered, Lynn, Hickory, Bur Oak, Hazel, Plumb Thorns, E Hilly 2nd rate W. Oak,
          R. Oak, Hickory, Lynn.

West    Corrected between Sect. 13 & 24 V 9 55'.
 1.98   W. Oak 20 in diam.
 4.45   W. Oak 12 in diam.
40.35   Set quarter sect. post.
          W. Oak 35 S 46 W 53.
          Hickory 8 N 5 E 40.
49.14   W. Oak 20 in diam.
80.70   Section corner.

North   Between Sect. 13 & 14 Var 8 40'.
 8.31   Lynn & in diameter (sic).
15.84   Bur Oak 8 in diameter.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 14 N 51 W 25.
          W. Oak 10 N 66 E 56.
45.17   W. Oak 20 in diameter.
58.70   Sugar 6 in diameter.
64.78   Hickory 6 in diameter.
66.74   W. Oak 18 in diameter.
80.00   Set post corner sect 11 12 13 & 14.
          Sugar 12 N 30 W 37.
          Red Oak 16 S 30 E 44.
          Land S 2nd rate rolling, Hickory, Lynn, Bur & Blk Oak, Hazel, etc. N 3rd rate hilly W. Oak on the ridges
          sugar, and Lynn in the valleys.
          Sept. 2nd, 1837.

East     Random between Sect. 12 & 13 Var 9 40'.
25.50   Descend bluff to Skunk River.
27.87   Intersect Skunk river Course S E Bold current, Bluff bank on West side.
34.43   Over river.
73.75   Leave bottom and rise hill.
80.90   Intersect N & S line 59 lks S of post.
          Land first 27 chs hilly 3rd rate W. Oak lynn, R. Oak East of river, level to the hill, first rate.
          Walnut, Sugar, Hackberry, Elm.

West    Corrected between sect. 12 & 13 Var 10 05'.
 8.08   Hackberry 8 in diam.
11.41   Hackberry 10 in diameter.
40.45   Set qr. sect. post.
          Elm 10 n 62 W 13.
          B. Oak 22 S 10 E 17.
44.15   Sugar 22 in diam.
46.89   Set post on left bank Skunk river.
          Lynn 8 N 61 E 12.
          Elm 18 S 69 E 40.
53.23   Set post on right bank of Skunk River.
          Cottonwood 01 N 25 W 25.
          Cottonwood 14 S 80 E 20.
80.90   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 11 & 12 Var 8 40'.
 1.08   Brook 10 lks East.
 2.29   Brook 12 lks North.
 3.54   Brook 10 lks E.
 3.90   Elm 18 in diam.
 5.27   W. Oak 36 in diam.
 9.03   Brook 3 lks East.
26.57   W. Oak 18 in diam.
36.98   Descend bluff.
39.00   Intersect Skunk bottom.
40.00   Sct (sic - Set) qr. sect post.
          Lynn 12 S 64 W 6.
          Bur O 18 N 53 W 27.
46.01   R. Oak 18 in diam.
56.62   Walnut 30 in diam.
63.00   Small creek 150 lks S S E.
68.64   Intersect right bank Skunk river course S Easterly.
          Set po. mound in post. (sic)
          Elm 12 N 59 W 57.
          Ash 4 S 40 E 8.
          Bold current, low banks.
76.88   Set post on left bank of Skunk river.
          I Oak 12 N 35 E 82.
          Ash 6 N 12 W 1.02.
          Measured by an angle of 60 degrees.
80.00   Set post corner 1, 2 11 & 12.
          Hackberry 10 N 58 W 14.
          H. Locust 14 N 59 E 39.
          Land first half hilly 3rd rate W. Oak, R. Oak
          N level bottom, Walnut, Buckeye, Elm, Maple, Hackberry.
          John Roberts a setler on N E qr of sect. 11.

East     Random between sect. 1 & 12 Var 10 20'.
 7.10   Enter marsh N & S.
 9.50   Leave marsh.
28.50   Leave timber and enter marsh.
34.30   Leave marsh and enter dry prairie.
47.75   Leave dry prairie and enter marsh.
55.41   Leave marsh enter timber, and ascend bluff.
80.84   Intersect N & S line 27 lks N of post.
          Jas. A. Cochran a setler on the S W qr of sect. 1 and proportion of the village of New Haven on same.
          Land to the bluff except the marshes first rate, then 3rd rate W. Oak.

West    Corrected between Sec. 1 & 12 Var 10 10'.
 6.09   W. Oak 9 in diam.
 8.31   W. Oak 12 in diam.
40.42   Set qr. sect. post Pin Oak 20 S 21 W 5.22.
80.84   Sect. Cor. No other tree near.

North   Between sect. 1 & 2 Var 8 40'.
16.92   Elm 9 in diam.
19.81   Enter field.
21.10   Intersect left bank of Skunk river. Set post.
          Birch 56 N 40 E 54.
          Willow 4 N 75 W 45.
27.06   Set post on right bank of Skunk river.
          Hackberry 6 N 44 W 16.
          Hickory 7 N 44 E 15.
          Measurement wrought out by Frigonometry. (sic)
29.60   Enter pond clear water but shallow.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post in pond, no trees near.
42.80   Leave pond.
49.21   Elm 10 in diam.
79.60   Intersect N 69 lks west of Post set post cor. Sect. 1 & 2.
          Bur Oak 28 S 48 E 1.24.
          Bur Do 30 S 6 W 137.
          Land first rate level, bottom.
          Bur Oak, Walnut Lynn, Hackberry, Maple, Sugar Elm.
          Samuel Coal a setler in the N W qr. of Sect. 1.
          Sept. 3rd, 1837.

North   Between sect. 34 & 35 Var 8 40'.
39.45   Pin Oak 10 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Pin Oak 8 N 82 W 52.
          Elm 10 S 19 E 57.
53.14   Hickory 12 in diam.
55.12   Trail E & W.
61.25   W. Oak 8 in diam.
74.84   W. Oak 20 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 26 27 34 & 35.
          Bearings: W. Oak 15 S 62 W 40.
                     W. Oak 22 N 79 E 56.
          Land first 50 chs 2nd rate, gently rolling and thinly timbered. Hickory, elm, pin oak, Hazel.
          Hickory, Plum Thorn, Cherry, Red Root, last 30 chs broken 3rd rate. W. Oak.

East     Random between Sect. 26 & 35 Var 9 40'.
19.74   Brook 3 lks N.
79.75   Intersect N & S like 25 lks N of post.
          Land 2nd rate gently rolling.
          W. Oak, R. Oak, B. Oak, Hickory.

West    Corrected between Sect. 26 & 35 Var 9 30'.
 2.17   Red Oak 22 in diameter.
 6.38   Hickory 10 in diameter.
 9.10   Black Oak 18 in diameter.
39.87  Set quarter sect. post.
          W. Oak 15 S 16 W. 28.
          W. Oak 14 N 16 E 46.
48.12   W. Oak 12 in diam.
53.20   Hickory 8 in diam.
79.75   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 26 & 27 Var 8 40'.
 4.05   R. Oak 12 in diam.
22.53   Brush Creek 20 lks E.
26.50   Bur Oak 10 in diam.
27.75   Leave timber and enter brush prairie E & W.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur. Oak 8 9 1 E 12.72.
          Bur Oak 12 S 8 W 12.84.
75.00   Set post cor. sect. 22, 23 26 & 27.
          I Oak 6 N 79 W 19.
          Cherry 6 S 25 E 12.
          Land S of creek 3rd rate hilly. W. Oak, R. Oak, long the creek Lynn, B. Oak, Birch, etc. N of creek gently
          rolling, 2nd rate. Hazel, Plum, Cherry, Vine etc.

East     Random between sect. 23 & 26 Var 9 40'.
29.32   Brook 3 lks wide S.
80.49   Intersect N & S line 44 lks N of post.
          Henry Shepherd a setler on the S W qr. of sect. 26.
          Land 2nd rate, gently rolling, timber small growth.
          I Oak, Hickory, Lynn, Cherry, Plum Thorn, Crabapple, Hazel, in short it is past description for such a line for
          brush has not come in our way.

West    Corrected between Sect. 23 & 26 Var 9 20'.
 1.22   Hickory 8 in diameter.
 4.88   Hickory 12 in diameter.
40.21  Set qr. sect. post.
          I. Oak 4 in diam.
83.49   Section Corner. Sept. 4, 1837.

North   Between sect. 22 & 23 Var 8 40'.
 4.00   Set qr. sect. post. (At 40.00?)
         Bur Oak 14 S 74 W 87.
         No other tree near.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 14 15 22 & 23.
         Pin Oak 12 S 23 W 94.
         Pin Oak 10 S 64 E 1.07.
         Land 2nd rate, gently rolling, growth small and almost impossible to pass through, no "line or station trees"
         appears on this line of sufficient size to record.
         I Oak, Pin Oak, Cherry, Bur Oak, Plum Thorn Hazel, Briers Vine, Hops. The lines are well made by cutting roads
         through as they are run.

East     Random between Sec. 14 & 23 Var 9 40'.
34.26   Brook 4 lks wide N.
80.30   Intersect North and South.
         Line 15 lks N of post.
         Land W same as last, Nor & S line both as it regards soil & timber. E first rate soil, gently rolling, Lynn, Elm,
         Hickory, Bur Oak, Hazel, Buckberry etc.

West    Corrected between Sect. 14 & 23 V 9 35'.
 5.11   I. Oak 10 in diam.
26.66   Hickory 6 in diam.
40.15   Set qr. sect. post.
          I. Oak 4 S 35 W 31.
          Elm 6 N 13 W 62.
80.30   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 14 & 15 Var 8 40'.
11.19   Hackberry 8 in diam.
22.05   Lynn 14 in diam.
28.17   I. Oak 4 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. Sect. post.
          Bur Oak 8 S 45 W 36.
          I. Oak 7 N 23 E 23.
45.72   Bur Oak 18 in diam.
57.18   Hickory 10 in diam.
60.42   Lynn 6 in diameter.
73.96   W. Oak 14 in diam.
80.00   Set post, corner sect. 10 11 14 & 15.
          W. Oak 12 S 9 E 20.
          Red Oak 15 N 74 W 62.
          Land S first rate. Lynn, I Oak, Plumb, Thorn, Hazel, Bur, Vine etc. N 2nd rate last 20 chs Oak ridges no
          undergrowth.

East     Random between Sect. 11 & 14 Var 9 40'.
80.00   Brook 8 lks N.
80.55   Intersect N & S line 43 lks N of post.
          Land 3rd rate, rolling, Oak, ridges, W. Oak R. Oak.

West    Corrected between Sect. 11 & 14 Var 9 25'.
 2.71   Lynn 6 in diam.
16.15   W. Oak 12 in diam.
40.27  Set qr. Sect post.
          Red Oak 18 S 34 W 15.
          W. Oak 16 N 36 W 37.
42.75   White Oak 8 in diameter.
44.26   W. Oak 16 in diameter.
80.55   Section Corner.
          Sept. 5, 1837.

North   Between sect. 11 & 10 Var 8 40'.
 7.93   R. Oak 18 in diameter.
 8.35   W. Oak 20 in diameter.
13.42   Small creek 15 lks E. Bold current, bluff bank on S. Side.
15.09   Elm 10 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 12 S 26 W 15.
          Hickory 8 N 86 E 24.
46.64   Hickory 8 in diam.
52.14   R. Oak 14 in diam.
57.37   Indian trail N E & W.
75.85   W. Oak 28 in diameter.
80.00   Set post cor. sect 2 3 10 & 11.
          W. Oak 10 N 71 E. 31.
          W. Oak 12 S 57 W 22.
          Land 2nd rate rolling in part, and part hilly, W. Oak R. Oak, Hickory, etc.

East     Random between sect. 2 & 11 Var 9 40'.
21.76   Indian trail N E & S W.
39.81   Indian trail S E & N W.
63.28   Indian trail N & S.
65.20   Descend bluff.
67.50   Enter bottom.
70.12   Wigwam.
71.89   Skunk River South.
          Easterly high bank, bold current.
77.90   Over river.
79.65   Intersect N & S line 20 lks N of post.
          Land to the river 2nd rate, hilly, W. Oak, Hickory, Bur Oak, Blk Oak. Along the rim Lynn, Walnut, Birch,
          Cottonwood, etc.

West    Corrected between Sect. 2 & 11 Var 9 30'.
 2.47   Set post on left bank of Skunk river.
          Maple 14 S 21 E 49.
          Hackberry 6 N 6 W 29.
 7.58   Set post on Right bank Skunk.
          Lynn 15 S 36 E 33.
          Red Oak 4 N 57 W 15.
 7.82   Lynn 18 in diam.
39.87   Set quarter Sect. post.
          W. Oak 22 N 55 E 39.
          Bur Oak 18 S 60 W 20.
46.01   Hickory 10 in diam.
47.35   Hickory 9 in diameter.
49.02   Bur Oak, 12 in diameter.
79.63   Section Corner.
          River measured by Trigonometry.

North   Between Sect. 2 & 3 Var 8 40'.
 1.10   Descend bluff to creek.
 3.09   Walnut creek 65 lks E.
          Bold current bluff bank on S side 3 chs E good mile site.
10.50   W. Oak 12 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 10 N 33 E 62.
          W Oak 11 S 7 W 33.
46.11   W. Oak 15 in diam.
57.04   Double W. Oak 18 in diam.
76.93   W. Oak 9 in diam.
78.42   Intersect N. bdy. of Township 8 lks W of post.
          Set post cor. sect. 2 & 3.
          W. Oak 14 S 51 W 37.
          W. Oak 12 S 10 E 57.
          Land 2nd rate gently rolling, W. Oak, R. Oak, Bur Oak, along the cr. grows Lynn, Birch, Maple, etc.
          Sept. 6, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 33 & 34 Var 8 40'.
12.38   Hickory 10 in diam.
19.33   B. Oak 20 in diam.
24.93   W. Oak 15 in diam.
38.70   Trail E and West.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Hickory 8 S 22 E 18.
          Hickory 7 N 71 W 40.
48.20   W. Oak 12 in diameter.
60.23   Hickory 8 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. for sect. 27 28 33 & 34.
          W. Oak 10 N 30 E 24.
          W. Oak 20 S 51 W 63.
          Land S 1st rate B. Oak, W. Oak, Elm, Lynn Hickory, Hazel etc.
          N 2nd rate, rolling, Hickory W. Oak etc.

East     Random between sect. 27 & 34 Var 9 40'.
47.33   Brook 4 lks N.
79.82   Intersect N & S line 21 lks N of post.
          Land 2nd rate rolling, thinly timbered with a small growth of W. Oak and no undergrowth of consequence,
          tall grass, Prairie.

West    Corrected between Sect. 27 & 34 Var 9 30'.
 5.02   W. Oak 10 in diam.
 8.42   W. Do 14 in diam.
 9.03   W. Oak 12 in diam.
39.91   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 15 S 47 E 4.23.
          W. Oak 11 N 48 E 96.
64.82   W. Oak 18 in diam.
79.57   Red Oak 26 in diameter.
79.57   Section corner.

North   Between sect. 27 & 28 Var 8 45'.
00.63   W. Oak 18 in diameter.
24.18   W. Oak 16 in diameter.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 8 S 6 E 85.
          Elm 8 N 68 W 93.
44.75   Hickory 8 in diameter.
46.10   Brook 4 lks E.
48.10   Br. Oak 19 in diam.
50.66   Br. Oak 18 in diam.
57.04   Brush Creek 24 lks E.
67.85   Bur Oak 24 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. for sect. 21 22 27 & 28.
          Bur Oak 16 S 30 E 97.
          Bur Oak 26 S 44 W 1.07.
          Land South of Creek hilly 3rd rate W. Oak, N of Cr. first rate gently rolling, Bur Oak, Thorn Plum, Hazel.

East     Random between Sect. 22 & 27 Var 9 35'.
11.50   Leave timber and enter Brush prairie.
28.55   Brooks 3 lks South.
72.00   Leave brush prairie and enter small growth of timber.
79.60   Intersect N & S line 82 lks N of post.
          Land 2nd rate, rolling, short Hazel. Covers the whole surface.

West    Corrected between Sect. 22 & 27 Var 9 05'.
39.82   Set qr. sect. post in mound in prairie. Pit 4 lks E.
79.64   Section Corner.
          Sept. 7, 1837.

North   Between sect. 21 & 22 Var 9 00'.
 9.38   Brooks 4 lks S W.
10.41   Quakeing A 4 in diam.
15.53   Elm 8 in diam.
29.15   I. Oak 4 in diameter.
30.00   Leave brush thicket and enter prairie.
33.43   Brook 3 lks east.
39.00   Leave prairie and enter Blk Jack Thicket.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          J. Oak 10 N. 48 W 24.
          J. Oak 8 S 68 E 37.
42.62   Blk Jack 6 in diam.
52.37   J. Oak 6 in diam.
70.55   Elm 8 in diameter.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 15, 16 21 & 22.
          J. Oak 12 N 77 E. 38.
          Elm 6 S 62 W 38.
          Land first rate, gently rolling, but brush thickets.

East     Random between Sect. 9 30'. (Between 15 & 22?)
79.50   Intersect N & S line 20 lks S of post.
          Land first rate, rolling, small growth and stand thicket.
          J. Oak, Elm, Lynn, thickly interwoven with Hazel Plum, Thorn. Almost impassable.

West    Corrected Sect. 15 & 22 Var 9 40'.
28.48   Elm 4 in diam.
30.77   Elm 5 in diam.
39.75   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 12 S 70 E 25.
          Hickory 6 N 36 E 31.
40.30   Elm 4 in diameter.
68.10   Elm 8 in diameter.
79.50   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 15 & 16 Var 9 00'.
 3.01   Blk Jack 8 in diam.
10.83   Jack 0.10 in diameter.
14.38   Brook 4 lks E.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Hickory 12 N 88 W 75.
          Bur Oak 8 N 65 E 67.
57.79   W. Oak 24 in diam.
63.09   Lynn 12 in diam.
64.02   Creek 16 lks E.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 9, 19, 15 & 16.
          I. Oak 4 S 78 E 33.
          Elm 5 N 54 E 52.
          Land 2nd rate hilly I Oak, and Hazle (sic) thickets, along the creek Lynn & W. Oak.
          Sept. 8, 1837.

East     Random between sect. 10 & 15 Var 9 40'.
44.29   Small creek 15 lks North.
45.10   Same Do 14 Do S.
45.74   Same Do 20 Do N.
79.53   Intersect N & S line 35 lks S of post.
          Land W gently rolling, first rate thinly timbered.
          I. Oak, Elm, Lynn, Hazel, Plum, Haw Thorn, Crabapple Vines, Briers, E rolling 2nd rate W Oak, R. Oak,
          Hickory.

West    Corrected between Sect. 10 & 15 Var 9 55'.
 2.08   R. Oak 10 in diam.
27.05   Bur Oak 14 in diam.
39.76  Set qr. sect. post.
          Lynn 14 S 28 W 40.
          Do 12 N 19 W 18.
41.58   Hickory 6 in diam.
79.53   Section Corner.

North   Between sect. 9 & 10 Var 9 00'.
 9.55   Quakening Asp 9 in diam.
13.90   Jack Oak 10 in diam.
23.47   Brook 3 lks E.
30.45   Bur Oak 20 in diameter.
40.00   Set qr. sect post.
          Hickory 10 N 76 W 25.
          Lynn 12 S 50 E 48.
65.50   Leave scattering timber and enter prairie.
72.20   Indian trail E & W.
80.00   Set post cor, sect. 3, 4, 9 & 10.
          Land S 2nd rate hilly. J. Oak, Bur Oak Plum Thorn Hazel, Briers N gently rolling thinly timbered J. Oak Elm,
          Hazel, Briers, Thorn, Soil first rate.

East     Random between sect. 3 & 10 Var 9 40'.
50.66   Book 4 lks North. (sic - Brook?)
75.39   Brook 3 lks North.
80.58   Intersect N & S line 4 lks North of post.
          Land W rolling 2nd rate W. Oak J Oak Hickory, Hazel, Plum. E Hilly W. Oak, R. Oak, Sugar.

West    Corrected and blazed back between Sect. 3 & 10 V. Same.
17.69   W. Oak 12 in diam.
26.72   Sugar 8 in diam.
39.29   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 24 S 58 W 28.
          R. Oak 18 N 44 E 24.
57.09   Red Oak 18 in diameter.
62.09   W. Oak 14 in diameter.
80.58   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 3 & 4 Var 9 00.
00.50   Leave prairie and enter small timber.
 6.59   J. Oak 6 in diam.
 8.25   Jack Oak 8 in diam.
26.29   J. Oak 6 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 22 N 72 W 22.
          W. Oak 10 S 64 E 45.
43.11   Bur Oak 9 in diam.
45.10   Hickory 12 in diam.
67.73   Small creek E. 18 lks.
77.75   Intersect N boundary of Township at post in mound in prairie or barrens marked No's on post cor. Sect. 3 & 4.
          Land 2nd rate. Rolling. J. Oak, W. Oak, B. Oak Hazel, Plumb Thorn.
          Sept. 9, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 32 & 33.
32.03   Elm 20 in diameter.
40.00   Set qr. Sect. post.
          Bur Oak 12 S 19 W 48.
          Bur Oak 14 E 168.
46.48   Elm 12 in diam.
57.58   Hackberry 8 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 28, 29, 32 & 33.
          W. Oak 20 S 27 E 11.
          Hickory 9 N 46 W 20.
          Land first 35 chs Barren, Hazel, Some Oak, first rate. Last 45 chs W. Oak, Elm, Hickory, Blk Oak, Tall grass
          Gently rolling.

East     Random between Sect. 28 & 33 Var 9 40'.
60.24   Brook 4 lks N.
80.35   Intersect N & S like 14 lks. South of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, 1st heavy timber, last thinly timbered W. Oak Hickory, Blk Oak.

West    Corrected between Sect. 28 & 33 Var 9 45'.
36.30   W. Oak 18 in diameter.
40.17  Set qr. Sect. post.
          W. Oak 10 S 61 E 30.
          W. Oak 14 N 28.
40.33   W. Oak 12 in diam.
54.85   Hickory 12 in diam.
80.35   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 28 & 29 Var 9.
15.85   Bur Oak 30 in diam.
30.36   W. Oak 12 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Elm 9 N 40 W 12.
          Bur Oak 12 N 15 E 30.
69.60   Brush creek 25 lks E.
74.58   Elm 9 in diameter.
77.50   Enter barrens with a few small scattering trees.
          Bur Oak.
80.00   Set post Cor. sect. 20, 21 28 & 29.
          Bur Oak 15 S 52 W 3.28.
          Bur Oak 15 S 57 E 2.03.
          Land 2nd rate, rolling, thinly timbered, W. Oak, Bur O. Hickory, Elm, undergrowth Hazel, Vine, Peavine.

East     Random between Sect. 21 & 28 Var 9 40'.
23.00   Leave small prairie.
57.35   Brook 3 lks S.
76.71   Brook 4 lks San. (sic)
80.18   Intersect N & S line 27 lks S of post.
          Land 1st rate, level, timber scattering -- Bur & J. Oak, Hazel, Briers Vines, Hops.

West    Corrected between Sect. 21 & 28 Var 9 50'.
 1.40   Bur oak 18 in diam.
40.09   Set quarter sect. post.
          Bur Oak 4 S 4 E 49.
          Bur Oak 5 N 69 W 47.
48.86   W. Oak 8 in diam.
80.18   Sect. Corner.
          Sept. 10, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 20 & 21 Var 9 00'.
18.00   Leave prairie and enter small growth. J. Oak timber.
24.02   Jack Oak, 4 in diam.
25.82   J. Oak 8 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          J. Oak 8 N 81 E 15.
          J. Oak 6 S 23 W 24.
55.68   Jack Oak 14 in diam.
59.46   Elm 5 in diam.
80.00   Set post vor. (sic) sect 16, 17 20 & 21.
          Quaking Asp. 6 N 71 E 15.
          J. Oak 6 S 12 W 37.
          Land first rate gently rolling, timber small growth J. Oak, Crabapple Plumb thorn Indian arrow wood, Hazel,
          Hops, Vines Grapes as thick as they can stand.

East     Random between sect. 16 & 21 Var 9 40'.
 2.00   Leave timber and enter small prairie.
16.50   Enter small J. Oak timber.
79.78   Intersect N & S line 20 lks N of post.
          Land 1st rate rolling.
          J. Oak, Elm, Sugar, Plum thorn Hazel Vines & Small prairie south of this line.

West    Corrected between Sect. 16 & 21 Var 9 30'.
 2.22   Elm 10 in diam.
38.89   Set qr. sect post.
          J. Oak 6 S 83 E 16.
          J. Oak 8 N 5 E 6.
40.02   Elm 4 in diameter.
79.78   Section cor.
          Sept. 11, 1837.

North   Between Sect. 16 & 17 Var 9 00'.
 4.69   J. Oak 4 in diam.
 6.14   J. Oak 6 in diam.
12.00   Leave small timber and enter prairie.
21.00   Leave prairie and enter small timber.
24.97   J. Oak 6 in diam.
34.99   J. Oak 9 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect post.
          J. Oak 6 N 35 W 13.
          J. Do 8 S 40 E 32.
40.12   Quakeing Asp 10 in diam.
42.50   J. Oak 20 in diam.
59.60   Brook 10 lks E.
74.95   J. Oak 6 in diam.
79.66   Cherry 14 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 8, 9, 16 & 17.
          Pin Oak 15 N 48 E 40.
          Pin Oak 14 S 71 W 36.
          Land first rate gently rolling J. Oak Aspen Hazel Plum, Briers, Thorns.

East     Random between Sect. 9 & 16 Var 9 00'.
19.02   Brook 3 lks S of E.
79.80   Intersect N N & S line. (sic) 21 lks N of post.
          Land 2nd rate, gently rolling, first 20 chs Blk Jack, Thickets, mixed with Hazel, Plumb Thorn, Crabapple etc.

West    Corrected between Sect. 9 & 16 Var 8 50'.
39.90   Set qr. sect. post.
          J. Oak 6 N 60 W 6.
          J. Oak 4 S 37 W 13.
40.96   Elm 4 in diam.
73.81   Elm 8 in diam.
74.09   Hickory 12 in diam.
79.80   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 8 & 9 Var 9 00'.
 8.61   Pin Oak 15 in diam.
18.00   Enter prairie.
27.71   Indian trail E & W.
37.50   Leave prairie.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Elm 16 N 46 W 1.11.
          J. Oak 10 S 66 E 32.
45.62   Quaking Asp 8 in diam.
48.59   Pin Oak 18 in diam.
80.00   Set post. cor. sect. 4 5 8 & 9.
          J. Oak 10 N 38 W 38.
          J. Oak 6 S 62 E 43.
          Land first rate gently rolling, first 10 chs good timber, pin Oak, Elm, Cherry, blance (sic) of timber J. Oak
          Crabapple Thorn, Plumb, Hazel, Brier Vines.

East     Random between Sec. 4 & 9 Var 10 25'.
15.39   Brook 3 lks N.
80.80   Intersect N & S line 13 lks N of post.
          Land rolling, first rate, soil.
          J. Oak, Crabapple, plumb, thorn, Hazel Vines, Briers.

West    Corrected between Sect. 4 & 9 var 10 20'.
27.00   J. Oak 6 in diam.
23.86   J. Oak 5 in diam. (At 28.86?)
40.40   Set qr. sect. in post.
          J. Oak 8 S 24 E 64.
          J. Oak 4 N 52 E 36.
67.46   J. Oak 4 in diam.
70.36   Hickory 8 in diam.
80.80   Section corner.

North   Between Sect. 4 & 5 Var 8 30'.
15.06   Double Bur Oak 36 in diam.
17.84   Bur Oak 14 in diam.
30.32   J. Oak 6 in diam.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 6 N 65 E 25.
          Bur Oak 18 S 59 W 22.
55.03   Creek 15 lks S of E.
61.77   Same 20 lks W.
64.63   Same 30 lks E.
75.09   Intersect N boundary of Township 36 lks W of post.
          Set post cor. Sect. 4 & 5.
          Bur Oak 5 S 21 W 156.
          J. Oak 6 S 8 E 2.36.
          Land 2nd rate rolling, J. Oak.
          Bur Oak Quaking Asp. along the creek grows Lynn, Elm, Walnut, Hazel, Plumb thorns.
          Sept 12, 1837.

North   Between sec. 31 & 32 Var 9 3'.
36.41   Trail East and West.
40.00   Set post in mound in prairie Pit 4 lks E.
48.50   Leave prairie and enter timber.
63.10   Enter cornfield owned and claimed by Henry Bow, a setler on N E qr. of sect. 31.
65.37   Leave field.
68.93   Elm 6 in diam.
80.00   Set post corner Sect. 29 39 31 & 32.
          Elm 8 S 53 W 45.
          Hickory 7 N 26 E 25.
          Land first rate, gently rolling N J. Oak Blk Oak, Elm Hickory, Hazel Briers Vines.

East     Random between Sect. 29 & 32.
80.43   Intersect N & S line 33 lks S of post.
          Land 2nd rate, hilly W. Oak Plum, Red Oak, Hickory, Hazel, Brier Etc.

West    Corrected between Sect. 29 & 32 and blazed back on true line Var 9 55'.
 1.88   W. Oak 14 in diam.
 9.16   W. Oak 8 in diam.
40.21  Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 12 N 49 E 15.
          W. Do 20 S 70 W 1.03.
45.58   Red Oak 20 in diam.
62.90   Blk Oak 24 in diam.
79.58   Elm 24 in diam.
80.43   Section Corner.

West    Random between Sect. 30 & 31 Var 9 40'.
 1.00   Enter small field.
 4.88   Leave field.
49.80   Leave timber & enter high rolling prairie.
77.88   Intersect W Boundary of township 21 lks S of post Marked No's for sect. 3 & 31. Land 1st rate E Level
          Hickory, Blk Oak, Elm-- Scattering W rolling prairie, Rosin weed, tale grass (sic), etc.

East     Corrected sect. post.
          Bur Oak 26 S 28 E 60.
          Hickory 10 N 72 W 70.
42.07   Blk Oak 12 in diam.
44.68   Hickory 8 in diam.
          Set. M. Harris a setler on N W qr. of S 31.
          John Pierson a setler S W qr. 30.
          John W. Mitchel, setler on N E qr. of 31.
          Sept. 13 1837.

North   Between sect. 29 & 30 Var 9 30'.
 6.31   W. Oak 9 in diam.
25.31   Brook 3 lks N E.
40.00   Set qr. sect post.
          W. Oak 25 S 64 W 36.
          W. Oak 15 S 56 E 55.
45.10   W. Oak 16 in diam.
53.03   Lynn 18 in diam.
56.63   Brook 6 lks East.
56.87   Elm 9 in diam.
72.64   W. Oak 20 in diam.
80.00   Set post corner sect. 19 20 29 & 30.
          W. Oak 25 N 42 E 52.
          W. Oak 20 S 21 E 93.
          Land S first rate, gently inclined. Hickory, Elm, Blk Oak, Locust. N rolling, 2nd rate, W. Oak, Hickory, along
          the brook grows Lynn, Elm undergrowth Hazel, etc.

East     Random between Sect. 20 & 29 Var 9 40'.
15.83   Brook 8 lks N E.
25.30   Enter bend of brush creek, thence downstream.
28.66   Leave creek.
39.30   Brush Creek 35 lks N E.
54.72   Brush Creek 20 lks S.
65.77   Brush Creek 25 lks N.
70.27   Brush Creek 45 lks S E.
76.00   Leave timber & enter prairie.
80.63   Intersect N & S line 24 lks S of post.
          Land W hilly W. Oak, Blk Oak, R. Oak. E bottom first rate, Lynn, W. Walnut, Birch, Bur Oak, etc.,

West    Corrected between Sect. 20 & 20 and blazed back 9 50'.
 5.22   Bur Oak 20 in diam.
37.38   Elm 12 in diam.
37.48   W. Walnut 8 in diam.
40.31   Set qr. sect. post.
          Elm 9 N 40 W 31.
          W Walnut 10 S 18 E 12.
42.51   W. Walnut 12 in diam.
60.87   Hickory 6 in diam.
80.63   Section Corner.

West    Random between Sect. 19 & 30 Var 9 35'.
48.48   Brook 4 lks N E.
78.10   Intersect W Bdy of township 14 lks N of post Cor. sect 19 & 30.
          W. Oak 20 N 55 E 88.
          No tree S of line near. Land 2nd rate, rolling, W. Oak, Hickory, R. Blk Oak, Hazel Briers, Vines.

East     Corrected between Sect. 19 & 30 Var 9 40'.
          S. 71 E 6.00 lks stands a house occupied as a setler by William Tilford.
28.77   R. Oak 16 in diam.
31.37   R. Oak 24 in diam.
38.10   Set qr. sect. post.
          W. Oak 8 S 51 W 57.
          W. Oak 7 N 76 E 1.62.
45.17   W. Oak 12 in diam.
78.10   Section Corner.

North   Between Sect. 19 & 20 Var 9 30'.
 3.49   W. Oak 30 in diam.
21.30   Brush Creek 20 lks E.
22.41   Bur Oak 7 in diam.
23.61   R. Oak 36 in diam.
30.57   Pond stagnant water. 30 lks E & W.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 22 S 30 W 53.
          Bur Oak 16 S 69 E 75.
47.31   Bur Oak 16 in diam.
51.82   Bur Oak 14 in diam.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 17 18 19 & 20.
          B. Oak 6 S 50 W 48.
          Hickory 12 N 38 W 48.
          Land S of creek 2nd rate, rolling, W. Oak Red Oak, N of Creek, first rate, gently rolling, thinly timbered, Bur
          Oak, Lynn, Hickory, Hazel, Plum Thorn, Vines.
          Sept. 14, 1837.

East     Random between Sect. 17 & 20 Var 9 40'.
49.00   Enter small prairie.
64.50   Leave prairie and enter timber.
80.72   Intersect N & S line 22 lks N of post.
          Land first rate, gently rolling W J. Oak, Hazel, Plumb Thorn Indian arrow, Briers, Vines.

West    Corrected between Sect. 17 & 20 Var 9 30'.
40.36   Set qr. sect. post.
          J. Oak 4 S 73 E 40.
          J. Oak 8 N 1 E 87.
49.30   Elm 12 in diam.
80.72   Section Corner.

West    Random between Sect. 18 & 19.
22.00   Leave small timber and enter prairie.
37.50   Leave prairie and enter timber.
45.47   Brush Creek 15 lks S.
78.20   Intersect West Bdy. Township 43 lks N of post.
          Cor. sect. 18 19.
          Land 2nd rate, rolling, E first 20 chs J. Oak, Plumb Thorn, Hazel, Indian Arrow, W W & Bur & Red Oak.
          Red Oak 22 N 55 E 52.
          Red Oak 18 S 48 E 56.

East     Corrected between sect. 18 & 19 Var 9 55'.
00.84   W. Oak 12 in diam.
 5.54   W. Oak 20 in diam.
11.56   Elm 14 in diam.
38.20   Set qr. sect. post.
          Bur Oak 4 S 59 W 7.
          Bur Oak 9 N 17 W 8.
78.20   Section Corner.

North   Between sect. 17 & 18 Var 9 20'.
14.24   J. Oak 6 in diam.
17.63   Quaking Asp 6 in diam.
22.00   Leave small timber and brush and enter prairie.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post in mound in prairie. Pit 4 lks E.
67.57   Brook 3 lks E.
80.00   Set post in mound in prairie Pit 4 lks South cor, sect. 7, 8, 17 & 18.
          Land first rate rolling, first 20 chs cmall timber, thickly interwoven with Plum Thorn, Crabapple, Hazel,
          Vines, etc.
          Sept. 1837.

East     Random between Sect. 8 & 17 Var 9 40'.
71.00   Leave prairie and enter timber.
80.91   Intersect N & S line 20 lks S of post.
          Land 1st rate, level, first 70 chs prairie. Last 10 chs Pin Oak, Elm, J. Oak, and Hazel, Plum.

West    Corrected between Sect. 8 & 17 Var 9 50'.
 1.48   Elm 12 in diam.
40.45  Set qr. sect post in mound in prairie Pit 4 lks E.
80.91   Section Corner.

West    Random between Sect. 7 & 18 Var 9 40'.
61.00   Waggon road N & S.
77.97   Intersect W. Bdy of Township 40 lks North of Post marked corner for section 7 and 18 on post in mound in
          prairie.
          Land first rate rolling prairie with some Hazel, plum etc.

East     Corrected between Section 7 and 18 V. 9 55'.
39.77   Set qr. section post in mound in prairie. Pit 4 lks E.
77.77   Section Corner.

North   Between Section 7 & 8 Var 9 20'.
 8.56   Indian trail E & W.
40.00   Set quarter section post in Hazel in mound in prairie.
          Pit S 46 W 68 lks.
64.50   Leave prairie and enter small timber.
74.10   Elm 8 in diam.
80.00   Set post corner section 5 6 7 & 8.
          Pin Oak 10 S 76 W 39.
          Elm 01 S 46 E 44.
          Land first rate gently rolling, the prairie has some spots of Hazel, plum, etc., timber Elm, Pin O. J. Oak,
          Cherry, sml growth -- Hazel plumb Crabapple Indian arrow etc.

East     Random between Section 5 & 8 Var 10 00'.
47.97   Brook 3 lks North.
80.36   Intersect North & South line 32 lks S of post.
          Land first rate, rolling thinly timbered. Pin Oak, J. Oak Elm, Hickory, Plum Thorn Hazel Vines Briers.

West    Corrected between Sect. 5 & 8 Var 10 15'.
11.90   Hickory 6 in diam.
15.21   Pin Oak 22 in diam.
40.18   Set qr. section post.
          Hickory 18 S 78 W 36.
          Hickory 13 N 84 W 82.
42.26   Hickory 14 in diam.
71.16   Hickory 4 in diam.
73.18   Pin Oak 2 in diam.
80.36   Section Corner.
          Sept. 16, 1837.

West    Random between Sections 6 & 7 Var 10 00'.
22.92   Brook 3 lks N.
57.60   N 15 lks in first rate spring of fresh water.
60.28   Brook 3 lks North.
77.96   Intersect W boundary township 87 lks North of post.
          Corner section 6 & 7.
          J. Oak 8 N 33 E 7.
          Elm 9 S 36 W 29.
          Land 2nd rate, rolling timber small growth J. Oak Elm, Quaking Asp. Plum Thorn Crabapple Hazel Vines.

East     Corrected between Sect. 6 & 7 Var 10 35'.
32.04   B. Oak 12 in diameter.
37.96   Set quarter section post.
          J. Oak 4 N 17 E 37.
          J. Oak 6 S 3 E 26.
72.93   Quaking Asp 12 in diameter.
75.40   Elm 4 in diameter.
77.96   Section corner.

North   Between Section 5 & 6 Var 9.
 2.97   Elm 4 in diameter.
 3.03   Do 6 in diameter.
 5.52   Pin Oak 10 in diamter.
18.10   Bur Oak 10 in diameter.
40.00   Set quarter Section post.
          Hickory 8 N 66 E 3.17.
          Hickory 10 N 42 W 2.12.
74.58   Intersect North Boundary of Township 27 lks West of Post set post cor, sect. 5 & 6.
          Bur Oak 6 S 70 E 36.
          J Oak 5 S 66 W 27.
          Land 2nd rate scattering timber. Rolling. W. Oak, Hickory, J. Oak etc. Hazel Briers.
          Sept. 17 1837.

MEANDERS OF SKUNK RIVER

Courses    C L.    Beginning at a post on left bank in North Boundary, thence down stream on left bank in Section 1--

S 15  E 1.00
S  3  E 1.00
S 40  E 1.00
N 89  E 1.50
N 87  E 2.00
N 88  E 3.50
S 75 E 3.00    At 1.00 Enter prairie.
8 60  E  2.50
S 39  E  3.50
S 10  E  2.50    At 2.00 leave prairie.
S  7  W 1.50
S 19  W 2.50
S 27  W 2.00    At 54 lks Creek 35 lks.
S 33  W 3.50    At 3.50 Willow Bar.
S 16  W 2.50
S 38  W 2.00
S 32 W 3.50
          -----
          35.50

S 21  W 3.00    At 00.60 Leave Bar.
S 16  W 1.50
S  8  W 1.50
S  4  W 1.50
S 22  E  1.00
S 18  E  2.00
S 19  E  2.50    At 00.87 Brook 18 lks.
Courses    C.L.
S  8  E  1.00
S  5  W 2.00
S  6  W 4.00
S 17  W 2.50
S 25  W 1.50    At 1.00 intersect prairie.
S 39  W 2.50
          -----
          26.50

S 63  W 2.50
S 64  W 3.50
S 80  W 1.50
N 85  W 6.00
West     2.50
S 85  W 2.00
N 85  W 00.50
S 84  W 4.50
S 75  W 3.00    At 30 lks commence a large Willow Bar covered with water.
S 70  W 3.50
S 58  W 2.00
S 56  W 2.50
S 53  W 2.00
S 50  W 2.80    To line of section 1 & 2.
          -----
          38.80

S 56  W 2.00    In section 2.
S 55  W 2.00
S 63  W 1.50
S 49  W 1.50
S 35     2.00
S 23  W 3.00
S 14  W 1.50
S  5  W 1.50
S 16  E  2.00
S 29  E  2.50    At 1.00 Leave Bar.
S 28  E  2.00
S 25  E  1.00
S 39  E  1.00
S 35  E  3.30   To line of section 2 and 11.
          -----
          26.30

S 38  E  1.50    In section 11.
S 37 E  2.55    To line of sections 11 and 12.
          -----
           4.05

S 39  E  7.00    In section 12.
S 42  E  1.50
S 35  E  2.00
S 37  E  1.50
S 33  E  2.50
S 29  E  2.00
S 25  E  2.50
S 24  E  8.00
S 15  E  3.50
S  6  E  2.50
          -----
          33.00
          -----
          37.05

I hereby certify that in pursuance of a contract with R. T. Lytle, surveyor General of the United States for the States of Ohio and Indiana and Michigan and the territory of Wisconsin, bearing date 23rd day of May 1837, and strict conformity to the laws of the United States, and the Instructions of said Surveyor General. I have surveyed and subdivided into Sections Township 72 in Range No. 8, in the territory of Wisconsin. And I so further certify that the foregoing are the true and original Field Notes of the said Survey and subdivision executed as aforesaid.

  Certified this 22nd day of Sept. 1837.

E. F. Lucas, Deputy Surveyor.

Jackson Purjue,
W. H. Cook, Chairmen.

R. W. Dodd, Marker.

Of this Township much could be said, but it is deemed useless to say much. There is a great quantity of good soil, and good timber but such as the situation that it cannot be admired for the purpose of farming. The timber that is valuable is mostly upon the outskirts of the township; the interior is made up of spots of prairie and surrounded with almost impassable brush thickets, but yet the soil is of the first quality for up land.

It is watered by numerous small brooks that have their source within it, and small creeks that pass through it. Two of which can be relied upon for propelling machinery or mills at least the year. Skunk River passes through the N. E. corner of this Township which presents some large bottoms for cultivation that does not overflow; along which are some of the most beautiful sugar Camps or growths of Sugar timber.


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