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Penn Township

The following is a chapter from "The History of Jefferson County, Iowa - A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement", Volume 1, Pages 103-111, 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 XV
PENN TOWNSHIP

Field Notes of Township No. 73, North of Range 9, West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Territory of Iowa. Commenced subdivision April 21, 1841. Completed April 29th.

Samuel C. Wiltse.

C. L.
North   Between Sections 35 & 36 Var 9 05' E.
 0.35   Cross rocky Branch 20 lks W. E enter woods.
14.00   Hickory 13 inches diameter.
26.68   Bur Oak 15 inches diameter.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post.
          Bearings: Elm 9 S 5 E 26 lks.
                     Elm 13 N 6 E 18 lks.
56.40   Black Oak 24.
65.08   Blakc Oak 8.
75.16   Black Oak 15.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 25, 26, 35 & 36
          White O. 214 N 34 W 36.
          Black Oak 21 N 89 E 87.
          Surface rolling, first rate. Hickory, Oak, Elm & Lynn.

East     Random between sect. 25 & 36.
 0.90   Cross run 4 L Wide N W.
19.90   Cross run 4 L Wide N.
80.40   Intersect range line 20 lks S of post, rolling first rate, Hickory, Elm, Black Bur, Red & White Oak.

West    Corrected between sect. 25 & 36.
 6.78   Black Oak 30.
12.87   Bur Oak 15.
24.00   Bur Oak 7.
40.20   Set quarter sect. post.
          Black Oak 8 S 7 E 15.
          Bur Oak 14 S 70 E 26 L.
47.20   Hickory 14.
57.10   Black Oak 15.
69.11   Bur Oak 11.
75.40   Bur Oak 14.
80.40   Sect. Cor.

North   Between sec. 36 & 26 Var 9 00'.
 5.00   Cross branch.
10.50   Hickory 8 4 W N W.
17.50   Cross branch 10 L W N E.
36.01   White Oak 12 S 6 W 56.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post.
          Black Oak 12 S 6 W 56.
          White Oak 15 S 71 E 30.
44.20   White Oak 10.
67.00   Black Oak 18.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 23, 24, 25 & 26.
          Elm 20 S 41 W 48.
          Lynn 12 N 88 E 30.
          Roling (sic) first rate, Hickory, Beach, Black, White & Bur Oak.

East     Random between 24 & 25.
 7.50   Cross Walnut Creek 40 lks W Current slow, mud bottom SE.
35.00   Cross stream 2 chs wide SE.
40.30   To pond of clear water.
45.00   Over pond.
61.50   Re-cross Walnut Creek 38 NW.
65.00   Re-cross Walnut Creek 38 NE.
69.40   Re-cross Walnut Creek 38 SE.
72.00   Re-cross Walnut Creek 38 NE.
80.30   Intersect range line 38 L S of Post in pond.
          Valley of creek 20 chs wide below high water mark. 2nd rate Oak, Elm, cotton wood, walnut. First rate
          timber land.

West    Corrected between Sect. 24, 25, Var 9 16'.
 4.10   Elm 11.
 6.20   Yellow Birch 12.
40.15   Set quarter sect. post on West bank of pond.
          Water oak 8 N 73 E 20.
          Water Oak 20 N 30 E 73.
54.20   Hackbury (sic) 14.
65.30   Elm 40.
80.30   Set Cor.
          April the 21st.

North   Between Sect. 23 & 24 Var 9 00'.
 4.50   Cross Walnut 30 W C E.
 5.06   Black oak 12.
11.20   White oak 25.
13.00   Enter prairie.
16.00   Com--ascending.
31.00   Summit of Bluff.
40.00   Set quarter sect. Post.
          W. Oak 12 N 17 E 124.
          Pin Oak S 40 E 160.
43.00   Cross road S of.
45.00   Enter grove.
56.60   Hickory 10.
68.00   Enter prairie some scattering oak & Hickry. (sic) Raise mound pit 4 L S.
          Hickory 8 N 21 W 71.
          WHite O 12 N 83 W 12.
          N of creek valley. Rolling first rate, about equal parts of prairie, oak & hickry. (sic)

East     Random between 13 & 24.
15.00   Enter woods.
25.00   Commence descending.
32.50   Cross branch 20 L W C S E.
50.00   Cross branch 82 L wide S.
58.40   Cross branch 5 L wide S.
63.20   Cross run 5 W S.
79.94   Intersect range line 45 L S of post. Rolling first rate W Hickory, oak, elm, E Hazel, some scattering
          Oak & Hickry. (sic)

West    Corrected Between Sect. 13 & 24 Var 918'.
39.97   Set quarter sect. post.
          Bur oak 9 South 386.
          Bur oak 12 S 64 W 346.
47.70   White oak 20.
53.47   White oak 18.
79.94   Sect cor.

North   Between sections 13 & 14 Var 9 00'.
10.40   Enter woods.
16.80   White oak 14.
17.20   Branch 10 L. W. E.
24.00   Enter prairie.
40.00   Set quarter sect post, Raised mound pit, 4 L E.
56.20   Hickry 12. (sic)
65.00   Enter hickry grove.
80.00   Set post cor sect. Hickry 8 S 61 W 114. Elm 14 N 67 E 149.
          Gently rolling first rate, scatering (sic) groves of oak, hickry.

East     Random between Sec. 12 & 13.
14.00   Leave grove, enter improvement.
24.50   Enter prairie & improve.
38.00   Leave improvement, enter wood.
79.90   Intersect range line 50 L S of post. Gently rolling first rate W mostly prairie, E Oak, Hickry, Lynn & Hazel.
41.00   Cross branch S E. (sic - at 81.00?)

West    Corrected between Sec. 12 & 13, Var 9 21'.
39.95   Set quarter sect post raise mound pit 4 L E.
67.30   Hickry 6.
74.90   Hickry 12.
79.90   Sect cor.

North   Between Sect. 11 & 12.
 3.50   Hickry 12.
10.00   Enter prairie.
23.00   Enter improvement.
30.50   Leave improvement.
40.00   Set quarter sect post raised mount, pit 4 L E.
40.80   Cross road S E.
80.00   Set post cor sect. 1, 2, 11 & 12, raised mound pit 4 lks S.

East     Random between sect. 1 & 12.
20.00   Enter Hazle ruff.
31.00   Leave Hazle ruff.
36.00   Cross stream 50 L W.
39.00   Spring 6 ch N.
48.00   Spring 30 L N.
79.92   Intersect range line 30 L S of post. Prairie level 1st rate.

West    Corrected between sect. 1 & 12, Var, 9 13'.
39.96   Set quarter sect post, raised mound pit 4 lks E.
79.92   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 1 & 2. Var 9 00'.
15.50   Cross road NE.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post. raised mount pit 4 L E.
80.37   Intersect B Boundary at post In Edge of Woods.
          Black W 12 S 55 W 83. Hickry 10 S 25 E 88.
          Prairie S level, N gently rolling, first rate.
          April the 22d.

North   Between sect 34 & 34 (sic - 34 & 35?)
 8.02   White oak 10.
15.70   Pin oak 12.
25.80   Hickry 10.
40.00   Set quarter sect post.
          Pin O. 14 S 73 E 53.
          Pin O. 10 N 60 W 34.
44.05   Red Elm 14.
80.00   Set post cor sect. 26, 27, 34 & 35.
          White O 11 S 33 E 57.
          White O 13 N 29 W 89.
          Gently rolling, first rate, Hickry, elm, white black & pin oak.

East     Random between Sec. 26 & 35.
 9.00   Brow of ravine slope 2 to 7.
10.50   Base of ravine cross run 5 L N.
12.50   Summit of bluff.
54.00   Base of bluff. Cross run 4 L W NE.
62.00   Cross run 4 W W NE. Fine spring 12 lks S.
80.20   Intersect N & S line, 10 L N of Post.
          Considerably broken, first rate timber land, oak, hickry & Elm.

West    Corrected between Sect. 26 & 35, Var. 9 0'.
 9.75   Hickry 8.
36.30   Hickry 9.
40.10   Set quarter Sect. p
          White oak 12 N 7 E 29.
          White oak 10 S 63 E 30.
50.02   W. Oak 15.
74.30   W. Oak 9.
80.20   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 26 & 27 Var. 9 0'.
 7.30   Cross Branch 8 L W N E.
12.10   W. Oak 12.
19.50   W. Oak 13.
31.62   W. Oak 9.
40.00   Set quarter sect post Elm 10 N 84 E 23, W. O. 15 N 70 W 24.
41.80   Cross Branch 20 W NE.
52.20   W. Oak 12.
80.00   Set post cor Sect. 22, 23, 26 & 27.
          Black O. 11 S 40 E 87.
          White O. 18 N 55 W 46.
          First rate Hickry & Oak.

East     Random between 23 & 26.
31.50   Cross Walnut Creek 30 L W NE.
          Current quick, rock bottom, Bluff bank on W. side. First rate Mill site.
          The line from this point follows the course of the creek. Crosses and recrosses every 2 or 3 chs. to corner.
80.00   Intersect N & S line 10 L S of post
          W of Creek rolling first rate.
          O & Hickry. Valley rather low, second rate Hickry, Oak, Elm & Walnut.

West   Corrected between Sect. 25 & 26, Var 9 04'.
 3.80   Elm 35.
15.64   Elm 30.
25.34   Elm 20.
40.00   Set quarter sect post.
          Hackbury (sic) 20 N 75 E 9.
          Hackbury 10 S 61 W 56.
45.23   Lynn 16.
80.00   Set cor.
          April the 23d.

North   Between Sect. 22 & 23.
 3.18   White O. 18.
16.06   Bur O. 10.
17.00   Cross Walnut Creek 30 L W E banks low. Current moderate.
20.00   Enter corner of prairie.
30.80   Bur Oak 19.
38.00   Enter woods.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post.
          Bur O. 10 S 33 E 149.
          Bur O 14 N 16 W 230.
51.44   Bur Oak 7.
76.00   Cross slew 6 ch W SW.
80.00   Set post cor 14, 15, 22 & 23. Raised mound pit 4 L S.
          Black O. 18 S 64 W 516.

East     Random between Sect. 14 & 23.
29.00   Cross Road S E.
48.00   Small run N E.
54.40   Spring 20 L N.
70.00   Enter prairie.
80.16   Intersect N & S line 30 L S of post.
          Rolling first rate, about equal parts of timber & prairie.

West    Corrected between Sect. 14 & 23, Var 9 13'.
40.08   Set quarter sect. post. Black O. 30 S 58 E 34. Hickry 11 N 37 W 32.
49.12   Black Oak 30.
80.16   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 14 & 15 Var 9 0;.
13.20   Pin Oak 8.
34.00   Cross road S E 2 ch E of joint with road from S W.
40     Set quarter sect post. Pin O. 14 S 10 E 21. Elm 9 N 47 W 39.
43.00   Enter prairie.
49.00   Improvement 2 ch. W.
60.00   Cross road N NE.
80.00   Set post cor sect 10, 11, 14 & 15, raised mount pit 4 L S.
          Rolling first rate, S Oak, Hickry & Hazle. N prairie.

East     Random between Sect. 11 & 14.
10.50   Cross road N.
13.00   Enter woods.
23.50   Cross small run S E.
26.00   Enter improvement.
34.50   Leave improvement.
56.00   Cross branch 8 L wide S.
80.18   Intersect N & S line 16 L S of post. Rolling first rate Hickry, Elm & Oak.

West    Corrected between sect. 11 & 14 Var 9 07'.
 5.70   Bur Oak 9.
40.09   Set quarter sect. post.
          Bur Oak 9 S 47 E 134.
          Black Oak 12 N 12 E 259.
60.90   Quakanasp 9. (sic - Quaking Aspen?)
54.90   Elm 12.
80.18   Set Cor.

North   Between sect. 10 & 11 Var 9 0'.
32.00   Cross road N E.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post. Raised mount pit 4 L E.
61.50   Cross Road E.
64.50   Enter improvement.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 2, 3, 10 & 11. Raised mount In Imp. Pit 4 L S. Level prairie, first rate.

East     Random between Sect 2 & 11.
11.40   Leave improvement.
31.00   Enter imp.
60.00   Leave Imp.
62.00   Cross road N E.
80.14   Intersect N& S line 12 L N of post.
          Prairie level mostly improvement first rate.

West    Corrected Between Sect. 2 & 11, Var 8 54'.
40.07   Set quarter sect. post, in improvement, Raised mount pit 4 L E.
80.14   Sect. 4.

North   Between Sect 2 & 3, Var 9 0'.
 4.50   Leave improvement.
40.00   Set quarter sect. post. Raised mount pit 4 L E.
72.00   Cross slew (sic) 4 chs W NE.
80.50   Intersect N Boundary 28 L E of post. Set post cor sect. 2 & 3.
          Raised mound pit 4 L S. Level prairie S dry, first rate. N rather too wet, second rate.
          April the 24th.

North   Between Sect. 33 & 34 Var. 9 05'.
 4.50   W. Oak 30.
16.06   W. Oak 10
28.80   Black Oak 23.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          White Oak 14 N 33 W 15.
          White Oak 8 S 46 E 36.
43.50   Cross brook 4 L W N E.
55.75   Pin. Oak 11.
70.00   White Oak 17.
80.00   Set Post, Cor. Sect. 27, 28, 33, 34.
          W. Oak 12 S 49 E 25.
          Bur Oak 16 N 27 W 25.
          Rolling first rate, Hickory, White, Bur, Black & R. Oak.

East     Random betweeen Sect. 27 & 34.
10.40   Cross branch 6 L W N.
          Blue line Stone Bottom (sic).
16.00   On point of bluff 60 ft, above valley of Creek.
20.50   Base of Bluff.
31.00   Cross Branch 10 L W N.
32.00   Cross Road N W.
57.00   Cross Run 5 L W N.
79.80   Intersect N & S Line At post surface Broken first rate timber land, Oak, Elm & Hickory.

West    Marked back between Sect. 27 & 34.
11.19   W. Oak 12.
19.20   W. Oak 10.
32.01   W. Oak 15.
39.90   Set quarter Sect. post.
          White Oak 10 N 75 W 12.
          White Oak 8 S 61 E. 20.
50.46   White Oak 10.
59.30   Elm 35.
64.48   White Oak 12.
79.80   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect 27 & 28 Var. 9 05'.
 7.10   W. Oak 36.
 8.50   Cross S. Branch of Wal. Creek 15 W N of E.
10.40   Birch 18.
18.00   Enter Corner of plain.
40.00   Set Quarter Sect. post.
          Elm 14 S 16 W 106.
          W. Oak S 7 E 112.
          Enter woods.
54.64   Bur Oak 20.
60.45   Black Oak 18.
80.00   Set Post Cor, Sect 21, 22, 27, 28.
          W. Oak 13 S 47 E 42.
          W. Oak 20 N 30 W 55.
          Gently rolling first rate, Hickory, Oak & Elm.
          In the S W of sect. 27 and the S E of sect. 28 in the south branch of Walnut creek is a coal bank
          apparently very extensive.

East     Random between 22 & 27.
 6.50   Cross run 5 L W N W.
30.00   Cross Road N.
79.90   Intersect N & S Line.
          26 L S of post.
          Broken by deep ravine, Oak, Hickory & Elm.
          First rate timber land.

West    Corrected between sect 22 & 27 Var 9 15'.
11.55   White Oak 10.
28.33   White Oak 12.
39.95   Set. quarter Sect. post.
          Black Oak 14 S 29 W 20.
          Black Oak 15 N 43 W 33.
44.18   Black Oak 12.
53.82   White Oak 10.
79.90   Sect. Cor.

North   Between sect. 21 & 22 Var 9 5'.
17.00   Cross run 4 L W N W.
28.85   Hickory 12.
30.30   Cross Branch 6 L W E.
34.37   Hickory 10.
40.00   Set Quarter sect. post.
          W. O. 10 S 80 W 5.
          Pin O. 12 S 88 E 40.
56.78   W Oak 16
68.00   Cross N Branch of Walnut Creek 20 L W E.
80.00   Set, post Cor. Sect 15, 16 21 & 22.
          W O 15 S 79 E 76.
          Hickory 10 N 42 W 8.
          Oak, Hickory, Lynn, Elm, first rate.

East     Random between sect. 15 & 22.
20.00   Improvement L ch S.
34.50   Cross Road S.
50.00   Cross Slew (sic) 4 ch. W S.
79.88   Intersect N & S Line 40 L S of Post.
          W Gently roling (sic) covered with a small growth of Hickory & Oak, E Hazle and some white Oak first rate.

West    Corrected between sect. 15 & 22 Var 9 22'.
23.10   Hickory 11.
39.94   Set quarter Sect. post.
          W Oak 12 S 36 W 43.
          Hickory 11 N 3 W 16.
61.37   White Oak 9.
65.38   White Oak 8.
79.88   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 15 & 16 Var 9 10'.
 9.98   Hickory 12.
22.07   W Oak 14.
23.00   Cross Run 4 L W S W.
40.00   Set. quarter Sect. post.
          W. Oak 15 S 37 W 26.
          W. Oak 12 N 60 E 30.
48.42   White Oak 17.
50.00   Cross Branch 6 W S W.
59.40   Set. post Cor. Sect. 9, 10, 15, & 16. (At 79.40?)
          Hickory, 1 S 11 E 19.
          Elm 14 N 60 W 77.
          Roling (sic) first rate, Oak, Hickory & Elm.

East     Random between sect. 10 & 15.
 4.00   Leave woods enter Imp.
18.40   Leave Imp.
22.00   Enter Impt.
40.20   Leave cross Road N E.
60.00   Enter Imp.
74.00   Leave Imp.
79.88   Intersect N & S Line.
          28 L S of Post Prairie mostly improved, first rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 10 & 15 Var 9 20'.
39.94   Set. quarter Sect. post.
          Raised mound pit.
          4 L E in Improvement.
79.88   Sect. Cor.
          April the 25th.

North   Between sect. 9 & 10 Var 9 10'.
 8.00   Enter prairie.
40.00   Set. quarter Sect. post raised mound pit 4 L E.
80.00   Set post Cor. Sect. 3, 4, 9 & 10
          Raised mound pit 4 l S.
          Level prairie First rate.

East     Random between Sect. 3 & 10.
60.00   Cross road N W.
79.90   Intersect N & S Line 20 L S of post.
          Level Prairie first rate.

West    Corrected between sect 3 & 10 Var 9 18'.
39.95   Set quarter sect. post.
          Raised mond (sic) pit 4 L E.
79.90   Sect. Cor.
75.00   Enter improvement

North   Between sect 3 & 4 Var 9 10'.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E.
81.20   Intersect N Boundary 40 L E of post.
          Set post cor. Sect 3 & 4.
          Raised mound pit 4 L S.
          Level prairie, first rate.

North   Between sect. 33 & 32 Var 9 5'.
16.63   W. Oak 17.
20.50   Cross run 5 L W N E.
          Enter improvement.
37.50   Leave improvement.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Bur O 17 S 47 E 36.
          W O. 10 S 79 W 10.
45.37   W. Oak 10.
61.44   Lynn 16.
63.00   Cross Road N W.
63.00   Cross Branch N of E.
          Enter prairie.
80.00   Set post cor. sect. 28, 28 (sic - 29), 32, 33.
          Raised mound pit 4 L S.
          Gently roling (sic), first rate, Hickory, Oak & Lynn.

East     Random between sect. 28 & 33.
34.00   Enter woods.
63.10   Cross Branch 15 L W N E.
79.90   Intersect N & S line of post.
          W prairie, E Oak, Elm, Hickory, Roling first rate.

West    Marked back between sect. 28 & 33.
 0.60   White Oak 8.
 4.70   Black Oak 30.
36.34   Hickory 6.
39.95   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Hickory 10 N 45 E 68.
          Hickory 6 N 34 W 36.
79.90   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 28 & 29 Var 9 05'.
39.80   Cross Road N E.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E Harrison.
57.00   Enter Improvement.
62.20   Leave Improvement. Enter woods.
70.61   Black Oak 17.
74.50   Cross Run 6 L W E.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 20, 21, 28 & 29.
          White O 14 N 30 E 24.
          White O 12 S 40 W 27.
          Rolling first rate, mostly prairie.

East     Random between sect. 21 & 28.
20.50   Cross Branch 6 L W N E.
27.05   Cross Branch N.
34.40   Cross Road N & S line 24 L S of Post.
          Surface Broken first rate timber land.
          Oak, Elm, Lynn & Hickory.

West    Corrected between Sect 21 & 28. Var 9 15'.
 8.41   Black Oak 25.
14.41   White Oak 13.
26.94   White Oak 16.
39.90   Set quarter Sect. post.
          W. Oak S 32 W 11.
          W. Oak N 55 E 22.
44.10   White Oak 16.
55.11   White Oak 12.
79.80   Sect. Cor.
          April the 26th.

North   Between sect. 20 & 21 Var 9 15'.
19.63   Black O 30.
30.76   White O 15.
38.40   Cross run 5 L W N E.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Hickory 8 N 64 E 9.
          Hickory 10 S 77 W 52.
44.40   Cross Branch 16 W E.
66.75   Lynn 20.
80.00   Set post Cor. S 16, 17, 20 & 21.
          W. Oak 14 S 79 E 43.
          W. Oak 12 N 53 W 145.
          Roling first rate, White black and bur oak, Hickory and Lynn.

East     Random between Sect. 16 & 21.
30.00   Cross Road S E.
40.20   Cross Branch 10 L W S E.
68.00   Cross Branch 8 W S.
80.00   Intersect N & S line 8 L S of Post.
          Gently roling, first rate.
          Lynn, Elm, Oak and Hickory.

West    Corrected between Sect. 16 & 21 Var 9 18'.
10.40   White Oak 12.
18.03   White Oak 10.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. Post.
          Black Oak 10 S 23 E 15.
          Black Oak 9 N 49 W 29.
47.30   White Oak 10.
60.30   White Oak 16.
80.00   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 16 & 17 Var 9 10'.
12.40   Cross Run E.
21.18   White Oak 11.
29.90   Black Oak 21.
32.40   Cross Branch 15 W S E.
40.00   Bur Oak 12 In diameter.
          Marked for Set Cor.
45.50   Hickory 12.
62.58   Hickory 8.
70.00   Enter prairie.
80.00   Sec post. Cor. Sect. 8, 9, 16 & 17.
          Raised mound pit 4 L S.
          Roling first rate.
          Hickory, Oak & Elm.

East     Random between sect. 9 & 16.
14.00   Enter North point of grove and cross road N.
20.00   Leave grove.
39.00   Enter improvement.
46.00   Leave improvement.
59.00   Cross run S.
72.00   Enter Grove.
80.20   Intersect N & S line 36 L N of post.
          Mostly prairie roling first rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 9 & 16 Var 8 55'.
40.50   Set sect. Post Raised mount Pit 4 L E.
80.20   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 8 & 9 Var 9 05'.
32.00   Cross road N W.
40.00   Raised mound Pit 4 L E.
80.00   Set post Cor. Sect. 4, 5, 8 & 9.
          Level prairie, first rate.

East     Random between Sect. 4 & 9.
42.00   Cross run S.
80.16   Intersect N & S line 12 L N of Post.
          Level prairie, first rate.

West    Corrected between Sec. 4 & 5 (sic - 4 & 9) Var 9 0'.
40.08   Set quarter, Sect. Post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E.
80.16   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 4 & 5 Var 9 0'.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. Post raised mound pit.
82.00   Intersect N Boundary 70 L E of Post.
          Prairie gently roling, first rate.
          Set post. Cor. Sect. 4 & 5.
          Elm 14 S 60 W.
          No other tree bearing convenient.
          April the 27th.

North   Between Sect. 31 & 32 Var 9 05'.
10.00   Enter Woods.
31.24   White Oak 14.
33.95   White Oak 15.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. Post.
          W. Oak 8 N 74 W 36.
          W. Oak 10 S 70 E 28.
44.70   W. Oak 16.
52.20   W. Oak 8.
60.00   Cross branch E.
68.00   Enter prairie.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 29, 30, 31 & 32 raised mound pit 4 L S.
          Strip of prairie 12 Chs wide on N Side bottom.
          Oak, hickory, first rate.

East     Random between Sect. 29 & 32.
70.00   Cross Road S E.
80.08   Intersect N & S line 12 L N of Post.
          Prairie roling, first rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 29 & 32 Var 9 0'.
40.04   Set quarter Sect. Raised Mound Pit 4 L E.
80.08   Sect. Cor.

West    Random between Sect. 30 & 31.
10.00   Cross branch 6 W S.
30.00   Enter Woods.
38.20   Enter improvement.
44.00   Leave improvement.
51.50   Cross Branch 10 W S E.
80.70   Intersect Range line.
          40 L S of Post.
          Elm 15 N 55 E 90.
          Elm 38 S 42 E 21.
          Gently roling E Prairie W Oak, Hickory & Elm. First rate.

East     Corrected between Sect. 30 & 31 Var 8 42'.
 3.50   Hickory 6.
40.70   Set quarter Sect. Post Raised Mound pit in improvement. Pit 4 L E.
80.70   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 29 & 30 Var 9 05'.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. Post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E.
80.00   Set post cor. Sect. 19, 20, 29 & 30 raised Pit 4 L S.
          Prairie Roling first rate.

East     Random between Sect. 20 & 29.
 6.00   Enter hazle ruff.
44.00   Leve thicket Enter improvement.
60.40   Leave improvement Enter Woods.
80.10   Intersect N & S Line 24 L S of Post.
          W Prairie & Hazle ruffs. E Hazle & Oak & hickory, first rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 20 & 29 Var 9 15'.
 2.90   Hickory 10.
15.89   Black Oak 30.
40.05   Set Quarter Sect. post.
          Black Oak 12 S 85 E 53.
          Maple 11 N 13 E 47.
80.10   Sect. Cor.

West    Random between Sect. 19 & 30.
80.50   Intersect range line 50 L S of Post.
          Prairie Roling first rate.

East     Corrected between Sect. 19 & 30 Var 8 43'.
40.50   Set Quarter sect. post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E.
80.50   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 19 & 20 Var 9 15'.
10.00   Black oak 18.
14.00   Enter woods.
30.00   Enter neck of prairie.
40.00   Set quarter, sect. post.
          Raised mound pit 4 L E.
49.00   Enter woods.
62.65   Hickory 8.
71.03   W. Oak 30.
80.00   Set Post Cor. Sect. 17, 18, 19 & 20.
          W. Oak 24 S 44 W 39.
          W. Oak 10 N 30 E 10.
          Hickory & Oak, first rate.

East     Random between Sect. 17 & 20.
16.00   Cross Branch 8 L W E.
22.40   Re cross branch N E.
31.00   Re cross branch 8 W S E.
41.00   Enter small prairie.
60.00   Leave small prairie.
80.16   Intersect N & S Line 16 L N of Post.
          Roling, first rate.
          Oak, Elm and Hickory.

West    Corrected between Sect. 17 & 20 Var 9 8'.
15.86   Hickory 12.
40.08   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Elm 14 N 40 W 32.
          Hickory 10 S 82 E 22.
47.78   Bur Oak 20.
61.40   Elm 30.
80.16   Sect. Cor.
          April the 28th.

West    Random between Sect. 18 & 19.
21.00   Cross run N E.
35.00   Improve 50 L S.
56.00   Enter prairie.
80.16   Intersect Range line 60 L S of post.
          Roling, first rate.
          Oak, Hickory & Hazle.

East     Corrected between sect 18 19 Var 8 48'.
26.30   Hickory 6.
36.75   Elm 10.
40.16   Set quarter Sect. Post.

          Pin Oak 12 N 49 W 44.
          Cherry 14 S 82 E 16.
49.12   Hickory 12.
63.93   White Oak 11.
80.16   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 17 & 18 Var 9 10'.
10.00   Cross Branch 10 W S E.
21.50   Cross Road W.
22.10   Hickory 8.
23.00   Enter Improvement.
37.00   Leave improvement.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. Post.
          Hickory 10 S 88 W 18.
          Elm 14 S 53 E 74.
53.48   Black Oak 13.
72.00   Cross Branch 12 W S E.
80.00   Set post Cor. Sect. 7, 8, & 17, 18.
          Elm 13 N 86 E 67.
          Elm 10 N 59 W 39.
          Oak & Hickory, first rate.

East     Random between Sect. 8 & 17.
37.00   Enter improvement.
39.50   Leave improvement.
58.00   Enter prairie.
60.40   Cross Branch 6 W 8.
80.21   Intersect A & S (sic - N & S) Line 19 L N of Post.
          Roling first rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 8 & 17 Var 9 03'.
29.90   Black Oak 20.
40.06   Set quarter Sect. post.
          W. Oak 12 N 84 E 49.
          W. Oak 13 N 89 W 35.
45.20   Elm 10.
80.12   Sect. Cor.

West    Random between Sect. 7 & 18.
 6.50   Cross Branch 10 W S.
47.00   Enter prairie.
79.80   Intersect Range line 68 L S of Post.
          E hickory & Oak W Prairie, first rate.

East     Corrected between Sect. 7 & 18 Var 8 40'.
39.80   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Bur Oak 6 S 4 E 39.
          Bur Oak 4 S 19 W 71.
52.40   White Oak 14.
79.80   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 7 & 18 (sic - 7 & 8) Var 9 10'.
 8.40   Black Oak 12.
30.00   Enter prairie.
40.00   Set quarter Sect. post.
          Raised mound Pit 4 L E.
80.00   Set post Cor. Sect. 5, 6, 7 & 8, raised mound Pit 4 L S.
          S Oak, Hazle & Hickory.
          N Prairie, some Hazle ruffs.
          First rate.

East     Random between sect. 5 & 8.
18.00   Cross Road N.
80.00   Intersect N & S Line 16 L N of post.
          Level prairie.
          First rate.

West    Corrected between Sect. 5 & 8 Var 9 05'.
40.10   Set quarter Sect. post raised mound Pit 4 L E.
80.20   Sect. Cor.

West    Random between Sect. 6 & 7.
78.90   Intersect range line 90 L. S. of Post in Hazle ruff.
          Roling prairie, first rate.

East     Corrected between Sect. 6. & 7, Var 8 40'.
38.90   Set quarter Sect. post. Raised mound Pit 4 L E.
78.90   Sect. Cor.

North   Between Sect. 5 & 6 Var 9 0'.
40.00   Set quarter, Sect. post. Raised Mound Pit 4 L E.
83.50   Intersect N Boundary 50 L E of post.
          Set post Cor. Sect. 5 & 6 Raised Mound Pit 4 L S.
          Prairie Gently roling, first rate.
          April the 29th.

This township is eminantly adapted to agricultural pirposes (sic). The surfice is greatly uniform & the soil of a very superior quality. There is scarce an acre but that can be made a vaulable for farming perposes. The south half is covered with a heavy growth of Oak, Hickory, Elm, Lynn, some Walnut and Locas (sic - Locust), all of an exilant quality. It is known through this part of the territory as the nut Woods. It is well watered by Walnut Creek & its tributaries. This creek offords a sufficientery of water for common manufactureing perposes. Nearly every section in this township contains one or more improvements.

I hereby certify that in pursuance of a contract with George N. Jones, Surveyor General of the United for Wisconsin and Iowa, bearing date, the 10th day of April, 1841, and in strict confirmity to the laws of the United States, and the Instructions of said Surveyor General, I have surveyed and subdivided intersections, Township No. 73, North in Range No. 9 West, in the Territory of Iowa, and I do further certify that the foregoing are the true and original Field Notes of said survey and subdivision, executed as afforesaid.

Certified this the 29th day of April, 1841.

Sam'l C. Withe,
Jas. F. Shannon,
 Deputy Surveyor.
Peter Burdine,
 Chairmen.
W. F. Ellis,
 Marker.


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