Jefferson County Online
Buchanan Township

The following is a chapter from "The History of Jefferson County, Iowa - A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement", Volume 1, Pages 131-138, 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 XVIII
BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP

Field Notes of Township No. 72, North of Range 9, West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Iowa Territory. Commenced June 28, 1841. Completed July 8, 1841. Surveyed by Hugill & Freeman.

North   Between sec. 35 & 36 Var 9.30
 3.00   Leave prairie.
10.25   Run 2 links S E.
30.00   Enter prairie S.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E
43.70   Run 2 links S S E.
80.00   Set post in mound at corner of sec. 25, 26 35 & 36.
          Pit 4 links S.
          South part prairie, part Hazel and scrub Oak, North half rolling prairie, all 2nd rate.

East     Random between sec. 25 & 36.
60.90   Road from Burlington to Fairfield Course W N W
76.00   Road to Brighton N.
80.00   Intersect range line 41 South of post.
          Land rolling 2nd rate, prairie.
          Var 9.48.

West    Corrected between sec 25 & 36.
40.00   Set post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Sec. Cor.

North   Between sec. 25 & 26.
26.75   Road to Fairfield W.
40.00   Set qr. sec post in mound Pit 4 lks E.
80.00   Set post in mound at corner of sec. 23, 24, 25 & 26.
          Pit 4 links S.
          Rolling 2nd rate, prairie. Var 9.30.

East     Random between Sec. 24 & 25.
36.25   Road to Brighton Course N W.
64.00   Enter field.
74.10   Leave same and prairie.
79.81   Intersect range line 55.
          South of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, Few chains on E. Hick. W Oak, W good prairie.

West    Corrected between sec 24 25.
39.90  Set quar. Sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.81   Sec. Cor.
          Var 9.54.

North   Between sec 23 & 24.
40.00   Set qr. Sect. post in mound.
          Pit 4 links East.
43.50   Leave prairie.
48.50   Road from Mount pleasant to Blue Point Course N W.
50.75   Run 5 links E.
51.08   Elm 18 inches diameter.
80.00   Set post corner Sec. 13, 14, 23 24.
          Hick 16 S 38 E 35.
          Hick 12 N 63 W 30.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          S Prairie N Timber.
          Var 9.40.

East     Random betwen (sic) Sec's 13 24.
65.10   Road to Brighton N.
79.61   Intersect range line 66 S Post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          W. Oak, B Oak.

West    Corrected between sec. 13 24.
 1.57   W. O. 14 inch diam.
39.80  Set qr. sec. post between sect. 13 24
          W. Oak 6 N 32 E 5.
          B. Oak 16 S 14 W 74.
59.93   W. Oak 16.
79.61   Sec. corner.
          Var 10.10   June 28th, 1841.

North   Between sec's 13 14
13.40   Road N W
13.90   W Oak 12 inch.
40.00   Set qr. sec post.
          W. Oak 16 S 46 W 21.
          W. Oak 9 N 49 E 18.
48.20   Hick 12 inch diam.
49.75   Brush creek 14 E.
50.44   Hick. 12 inch diam.
57.50   Enter prairie.
66.00   Leave prairie and bottom.
80.00*  Set post corner sec 11, 12, 13 14
see      Land rolling, 2nd rate, S W. Oak,
botom    Hick 25 chains on the north,
of page  Hazel, Scrub Oak.
          J. Oak Thorn, Apple etc.
        * Jasc Oak 5 N 55 W 16.
          Jack Oak 4 N 76 W 32    Var 9.55.

East     Random between Sec 12 13.
75.00   Enter prairie. (At 15.00?)
20.00   Leave same.
75.00   Enter prairie
80.16   Intersect 68 S of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. Mostly Hazel, Cherry, S. Oak Apple, Thorn.

West    Corrected between sec. 12 13.
40.08   Set qr sec. post sec. 12 13.
          J. Oak 12 N 82 E 64.
          Hick 16 S 23 W 23.
80.16   Sect. corner.
          Var E 10.25.

North   Between sec's 11 & 12.
23.09   J. Oak 6 inch diam.
38.50   Enter prairie.
40.00   Set qr sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
53.00   Leave prairie.
80.00   Set post cor. sec's 1 2 11, 12.
          J. Oak 16 S 33 W 129.
          Elm 16 N 45 W 156.
          Land rolling 2nd rate. Hazel, Aspen, Thorn, J. Oak, Elm, Apple.
          Var E. 9.40.
          June 29th, 1841.

East     Random between sec 1 & 12.
43.75   Enter field.
52.65   Leave same.
80.35   Intersect range line 134 S. Post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. Hazel, thorn, J. Oak, Aspen, & Elm.

West    Corrected between sec. 1 & 12.
49.17  Set qr. sect. post.
          J. Oak 7 S 1 E 31.
          R Elm 6 S 42 E 93.
80.35   Sec. corner.
          Var E. 10.37.

North   Between sec's 1 & 2.
13.10   J. Oak 14 inch diam.
39.10   Enter field.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post.
          Hick 8 N 65 E 23.
          Hick 6 N 62 W 54.
46.50   Leave field.
50.35   B. Oak 18.
77.23   Intersect N Boundary 75 W Cor.
          Set post cor. Sec' s 1. 2.
          Aspen 7 S 69 E 64.
          W. Oak 20 S 28 W 58.
          Hazel, Scrub Oak, Plumb (sic), Cherry.
          Var 9.30.

North   Between sec's 34 & 35.
40.00   set qr sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E
80.00   Set post in mound Pit 4 S.
          Cor. sec's 26 27, 34, 35.
          Land rolling 2nd rate. Prairie.
          Var 9.30.

East     Random between sec. 26, 35.
79.30   Intersect 7 links S of post.
          Land same as last.

West    Corrected between sec's 26, 35.
39.65   Set qr. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.30   Sec. Cor.
          Var E. 9.33.

North   Between sec. 26 27.
40.00   Set qr. sect. post in mound Pit 4 lks E.
42.25   Road to Fairfield W.
80.00   Set post in mound. Cor. sec's 22 23, 26 27.
          Pit 4 links S.
          Prairie rolling, 2nd rate.
          Var E. 10.00    June 30, 1841.

East     Random between sec's 23, 26.
79.92   Intersect 55 N of post.
          Land same as last.

West    Corrected between sec's 23, 26.
39.96   Set qr. sec. post in mound.
          Put 4 links E.
79.92   Cor. sec.
          Var E. 9.36.

North   Between sec 22, 23.
40.00   Sec. qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 E.
47.20   Enter field.
54.65   Leave same.
58.00   Leave prairie.
72.50   Road to Fairfield W.
80.00   Set post corner sec. 14, 15, 22, 23.
          W. Oak 20 N 82 W 87.
          Br. Oak 16 S 52 E 2.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. 20 chains N. Good timber.
          W. Oak, Hick. Br. Oak.
          Var E 9.40.

East     Random between sec's 14 23.
32.25   S W Cor. of house offset 50 S.
33.25   North 50 on line in field.
38.70   Leave field.
79.54   Intersect 11 N of post. West part, Hazel, Scrub Oak W. Oak, Jack Pak, Rolling, 2nd rate. B. Oak.

West    Corrected between sec's 14, 23.
39.77   Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 5 N 8 W 50.
          B. Oak 18 S 60 W 90.
79.54   Sec. corner.
          Var E 9.35

North   Between sec's 14 15.
 8.22   W. Oak 16 inch diam.
30.95   S. Brush Creek 5 N E.
35.00   Leave bottom.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post.
          B. Oak 16 N 50 E 16.
          B Oak 12 N 87 W 30.
53.17   W. Oak 14.
59.00   W. Oak 18.
71.50   N. Brush Creek 4 E.
75.56   B. Walnut 36 inch diam.
80.00   Set post cor. sec 10, 11, 14, 15.
          Elm 12 S 66 W 29.
          Hick 10 N 52 E 92.
          Land 2nd rate, W. Oak, B. Oak, Elm, B. Walnut, 8 chains on north rich bottom.
          Var E 10.15.
          July 1st, 1841.

East     Random between sec's 11 14.
35.25   Road to Blue Point N W.
56.00   Enter prairie.
63.50   Leave same.
80.04   Intersect 149 N of post. W good W. Oak, B. Oak, Hickory. E Hazel, W. Oak Plumb, all 2nd rate.

West    Corrected between 11, 14.
40.02   Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 12 N 13 W 44.
          Hick 6 S 7 E 31.
46.29   W. Oak 12 inch diam.
47.02   B. Oak 14 inch diam.
80.04   Sec. cor.
          Var E 9.11.

North   Random (sic - Range) between sec. 10, 11.
14.27   Br. Oak 16 inch diam.
26.88   Enter field.
39.20   Chimney on S end of house, offset 25 links W.
          Set qr. sec. post.
          Hick. 16 N 88 E 57.
          Hick. 10 S 66 W 112.
40.15   Leave field
42.00   Road N W to Blue Point.
72.50   Enter prairie.
80.00   Set post cor. Sec's 2, 3, 10, 11.
          Red Elm 6 N 57 W 172.
          Jack Oak 10 S 55 W 167.
          Land rolling 2nd rate, S half W. Oak, B. Oak, Hick.
          North half, Hazel, Apple, J. Oak.
          Var E 9.40.

East     Random between sect. 2, 11.
27.34   Enter field.
34.64   Leave same on S E side.
70.00   Leave prairie.
80.10   Intersect 12 N of post.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate, 10 chains on E.
          Hazel, Scrub Oak, Aspen, & Cherry.

West    Corrected between 2 & 11.
40.05   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 E.
80.10   Sec. Cor.
          Var 9.35.

North   Between sec 2 & 3.
 5.00   Leave prairie.
18.67   Jack Oak 10 inch diam.
26.39   Jack Oak 5 inch diam.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post.
52.42   Run 4 links E.
63.53   Enter field.
77.83   Intersect 95 W of Corner.
          Set post Cor sec. 2, 3.
          W. Elm 12 S 70 E 25.
          Jack Oak 16 S 23 W 66.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          Jack Oak, W Oak, Hick. Elm.
          Var E 9.30.
          July 2nd, 1841.

North   Between sec's 33, 34.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 E.
80.00   Set post in mound, cor. sec. 27, 28, 33 34.
          Pit 4 links S. Land rolling, prairie 2nd rate.
          Var 9.30.

East     Random between sec 27, 34.
79.82   Intersect 22 S of post. Land same as last.

West   Corrected between sec. 27 34.
39.91   Sett (sic) qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.82   Cor. sect.
          Var E 9.39.

North   Between sect 27, 28.
33.20   Road to Fairfield W.
40.00   Set qr. post in mound Pit 4 links S.
80.00   Set post cor sec. 21, 22 27, 28. Post in mound.
          Pit 4 S. Land rolling, prairie, 2nd rate.
          Var E 10.30.

East     Random between sec 22, 27.
79.65   Intersect 48 N of Post.
          Land same as last.

West    Corrected between sec 22, 27.
39.82  Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
79.65   Sec. cor.
          Var E 10.10.

North   Between sec's 21 & 22.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
78.50   Road to Fairfield W.
80.00   Set post in mound Cor. sec. 15, 16, 21 24 Pit 4 links S.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate.
          Var 9.55.

East     Random between sec. 15, 22.
52.50   Leave prairie.
66.10   Run 3 links N E.
67.43   Enter field.
73.05   Leave same.
79.94   Intersect 50 N of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. 25 chains on E good timber.
          W. Oak, Jack Oak, Hick.

West    Corrected between sec 15, 22.
 2.31   Hick 16 inch diam.
39.97   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.94   Sec. cor.
          Var E 9.40.
        July 3rd 1841.

North   Between sec 15 & 16.
19.90   Run 2 links E.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 l E.
65.00   Leave prairie.
73.80   B. Oak 10 inch diam.
80.00   Set post cor. sec. 9, 10, 15, 16.
          W. Oak 20 S 69 W 32.
          W. Oak 24 N 75 E 82.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, 15 chains on N. Timber.
          W. Oak, Br. Oak.
          Var 10.15 E.

East     Random between sec. 10, 15.
68.75   Creek S E 4 links.
72.00   Creek N N W.
73.50   Creek S.
75.00   Creek N E.
75.90   Creek S E.
79.86   Intersect 89 N of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, W. Oak, B. Oak, Hickory.

West    Corrected between sec. 10, 15.
39.96   Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 24 N 38 W 34.
          W. Oak 18 S 41 E 45.
42.96   R. Oak 12 inch diam.
58.76   Hick. 16.
99.86   Sec. corner. (Sic - at 79.86)
          Var 9.35 E.

North   Between Sec. 9 & 10.
 4.10   Hick 12 inch diam.
14.72   N. Oak 14.
22.30   Run 3 links E.
31.70   Brush Creek 6 links E S E.
40.00   Leave bottom.
          Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 12 N 57 W 43.
          W. Oak 12 S 83 E 51.
44.75   W. Oak 16 inch diam.
          30 chains on N half.
          Hazel W Oak Elm.
          50 chains on South good timber.
          W. Oak, Hick.
80.00   Set post cor. of 3, 4, 9, 10.
          Jack Oak, 16 N 69 W 145.
          W Elm 12 S 23 W 95.
          Var 9.45 E.

East     Random between sect. 3, 10.
22.50   Road to Blue Point N W.
36.00   Enter N E corner of field.
37.50   Leave same.
79.00   Enter prairie.
80.02   Intersect 51 North of post, Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          Jack Oak, Hick. Cherry, Undergrowth, Hazel, Thorn, Plumb.

West    Corrected between sec's 3, 10.
40.01   Set qr. sec. post.
          Jack Oak 8 S 10 E 11.
          Jack Oak 6 N 34 E 8.
80.02   Sec. corner.
          Var 9.25.

North   Between Sec. 3 & 4.
16.00   Enter prairie.
31.50   Enter S E side of field.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
49.85   Leave field and prairie.
61.25   Road to Blue Point N W.
72.27   W. Elm 16 inch.
78.16   Intersect N Boundary 15 links W. of corner.
          Set post. cor. sec. 3 & 4.
          W. Oak 12 S 66 W 82.
          W. Oak 24 S 13 E 98.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate. W. Oak, J. Oak, Elm, Undergrowth Hazel.
          Var. 9.30 E.
            July 4th, 1841.

North   Between sec. 32, 33.
16.50   Road to Fairfield W N W.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
45.93   Enter field.
62.32   Leave same.
80.00   Set post in mound Cor. sec. 28, 29, 32, 33.
          Pit 4 links S. Land rolling, prairie, 2nd rate.
          Var 9.30 E.

East     Random between sec's 28, 33.
79.25   Intersect 50 S of post. Land gently rolling, 2nd rate.
          Prairie.

West    Corrected between sec. 28, 33.
39.62  Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
79.25   Sec. corner.
          Var 9.50 E.

North   Between sec's 28, 29.
21.70   Road to Fairfield W.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Set post in mound Pit 4 S.
          Cor sec's 20, 21 28, 29.
          Post, rolling part level, 2nd rate.
          Few chains on North some wet.
          Var 10.30 E.

East     Random between sec 21, 28.
79.87   Intersect 170 North of post.
          Leavel (sic) prairie 2nd rate, wet, etc.

West    Corrected betwen (sic) sec 21, 28.
39.93  Set quarter sec post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.87   Sec. cor.
          Var 9.18 E.

North   Between sec's 20, 21.
40.00 * Set qr. section post in mound.
63.10   Road to Fairfield S W.
80.00   Set post in mound Cor. sec. Pit 4 links South 16, 17, 20, 21.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate.
          Var 10.00 E.
        * Pit 4 links East.

East     Random between sec 16 21.
 6.59   Enter field.
70.00   Leave same.
80.15   Intersect 113 N of post.
          Rolling, 2nd rate.

West    Corrected between sec 16. 21.
40.07  Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
80.15   Sec Cor.
          Var 9.12 E.

North   Between sec. 16, 17.
24.00   Enter S E side of field.
31.20   Leave field.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Set post in mound at cor. Sec's 8, 9, 16, 17.
          Pit 4 links S. Land same as last.
          Var 10.10.

East     Random between sec 9, 16.
46.00   Leave prairie.
58.50   Run 3 links E N E.
80.18   Intersect 117 N of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, W. Oak, Hick. B. Oak.

West    Corrected between sec. 9, 16.
40.09   Set qr. sec. post in mound. Pit 4 East.
80.18   Sec. corner.
          Var 9.20.

North   Between sec's 8 & 9.
18.50   Enter field.
31.55   Leave same.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 East.
45.00   Leave prairie.
61.75   Brush creek 10 links E.
63.89   Hick 10 inch diam.
70.00   Enter prairie.
80.00   Set post in mound cor. sec's 4, 5, 8 & 9.
          Pit 4 links S. Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          On Brush Creek a few chains good timber, W. Oak, Hick. B. Oak.
          Var 9.40 E.
             July 5th, 1841.

East     Random between sec's 4 & 9.
22.00   Leave prairie & enter brush.
80.10   Intersect 35 N of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate, West half prairie, East half, brush. Jack Oak, Hazel, S. Oak.

West    Corrected between sec 4, 9.
40.50   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.10   Sec. corner.
          Var 9.25 E.

North   Between Sec. 4 & 5.
 1.75   Enter field.
10.65   Leave same.
39.81   Run 2 links E N E.
40.00   Set qr. Sec. post.
          Aspen 14 S 67 E 126.
40.00   Leave prairie.
78.20   Intersect N boundary 39 N Cor.
          Set post cor. sec's 4 & 5.
          Hick 7 S 40 E 91.
          B. Oak 12 S 15 W 78.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. S half Prairie, N part good timber, part S. Oak, Hazel.
          Var 9.30 E.

North   Between sec's 31 & 32.
34.98   Br. Oak 12 inch diam.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 16 S 57 E 9.
          W. Oak 10 N 69 W 33.
47.75   Road N W to Fairfield.
73.38   B. Oak 14.
80.00   Set post cor. sec. 29, 30, 31 & 32.
          W. Oak 18 N 83 E 5.04.
          B. O. 18 N 87 W 271.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate. W. Oak, Hick. B. Oak, Br. Oak. Var 9.30.

East     Random between sec. 29 30 (sic - 29 32).
 7.00   Enter prairie.
81.00   Intersect 93 N of post. Lane gently rolling, 2nd rate.

West    Corrected between sec 29 32.
40.50   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
81.00   Corner sec.
          Var 8.51 E.

West    Random between sec 30, 31.
25.50   Road to Fairfield W S W.
48.75   Creek 10 S E.
52.00   Leave ravine.
59.20   Road to Fairfield N W.
82.46   Intersect 148 S of post. W Oak 16 S 67 E 208.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate. Barrens, few chains in ravine.
          W. Oak, Hick, Lynn.

West    (sic - East) Corrected between sec 30, 31.
42.46   Set qr. sec. post.
          W. Oak 24 S 1 W 95.
          W. Oak 16 N 37 E 1.50.
82.46   Sec. cor.
          Var 8.27.

North   Between sec. 29 & 30.
 6.50   Road to Fairfield W.
27.40   Run 2 links W.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post.
          Br Oak 6 S 69 W 108.
          Br Oak 7 S 6 E 234.
74.85   Run 2 links West.
79.00   Enter prairie.
80.00 * Set post cor. sec. 19 20 29 & 30.
          Barrens W. Oak, Br. Oak, Hazel, Land rolling, 2nd rate.
        * In mound Pit 4 links South.

East     Random between sec. 20, 29.
11.60   Run 2 links S W.
80.75   Intersect 216 N of post.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate.
          Prairie.

West    Corrected between Sec. 20 29.
40.37  Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.75   Sec. corner.
          Var 8.15 E.
             July 6th, 1841.

West    Random between Sec. 19, 30.
52.50   Enter field.
67.00   Leave field and prairie.
71.25   Road to Fairfield S W.
82.20   Intersect W boundary 156 S of post.
          Hick 10 N 67 E 9.06.
          Land rolling, 2nd rate.

West    (sic - East) Connected (sic) between sec. 19 30.
42.20   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
82.20   Sec. corner.
          Var 8.42 E.

North   Between sec. 19 & 20.
23.75   Road to Fairfield W.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Set post cor. sec. 17, 18, 19 20 in mound Pit 4 S.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate.
          Prairie.
          Var 9.30 E.

East     Random between Sec. 17 20.
80.93   Intersect 147 N of Post. Land same as last.

West    Corrected between Sec. 17, 20.
40.40  Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.93   Sec. corner.
          Var 8.27.

West    Random between sec. 18, 19.
27.00   Road To Fairfield S W.
80.00   Ravine S.
82.47   Intersect W boundary 143 S post.
          Land gently rolling, 2nd rate, prairie.

East     Corrected between sec. 18, 19.
42.47   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
82.47   Sec corner.
          Var 8.30 E.

North   Between sec 17, 18.
30.00   Road to Fairfield, S S W.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Set post in mound cor. sec. 7, 8, 17 & 18. Pit 4 links S.
          Land same as last.
          Var 9.30

East     Random between sec 8, 17.
55.00   Road to Fairfied (sic) S W.
80.10   Intersect 118 N of post.
          Level, dry, 2nd rate prairie.

West    Corrected between sec. 8, 17.
40.05   Set qr. sec. post in mound.
          Pit 4 links E.
80.10   Sec. corner.
          July 7th, 1841.
             Var 8.39.

West    Random between sec. 7, 18.
82.53   Intersect West boundary 12 N of post.
          Land level 2nd rate, prairie.

West    (sic - East) Corrected btween (sic) sec 7 18.
42.55   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
82.55   Sec. corner.
          Var 8.39.

North   Between sec's 7 & 8.
40.00   Set qr. section in mound, Pit 4 links E.
80.00   Set post cor. sec. 5, 6, 7 8*.
          Rolling prairie, 2nd rate.
        * In mound Pit 4 links S.

East     Random between sec 5, 8.
28.00   Run 3 links E S E.
79.77   Intersect 136 N of post.
          Rolling prairie 2nd rate.

West    Corrected between sec 5, 8.
59.88   Set qr, sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
79.77   Sec corner.
          Var 8.43 E.

West    Random between sec's 6 & 7.
82.23   Intersect 133 S of post.
          Land same as last.

West    (sic - East) Corrected betwen (sic) sec. 6 & 7.
42.23   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
82.23   Sec. corner.
          Var 8.43 E.

North   Between Sec. 5 & 6.
 5.20   Run 3 E S E.
35.25   Enter field.
40.00   Set qr. sec. post in mound Pit 4 links E.
48.00   Leave field.
97.50   Intersect N Boundary at post. (sic - at 77.50)
          Var 9.30    July 8th, 1841.

This township is mostly prairie--rolling--deep black soil and a few Sections in N E corner called rich woods, are well timbered with W. Oak, Hick, B. Oak, Br. Oak, some Elm, and B. Walnut. The undergrowth principally scrub oak, and Hazel.

I hereby certify that in pursuance of a contract with George W. Jones, Surveyor General of the United States for Wisconsin & Iowa, bearing date the 1st day of April, 1841 and in strict conformity to the laws of the United States and the instructions of said Surveyor General, I have devided (sic) into sections Township No. 72 of Range No. 9 West in the Territory of Iowa, and I do further certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the true and original field Notes of said Survey, executed as aforesaid,
   Ira Coflin

(and signed by
   David Corss
      Chainmen.
   Hugh R. Skinner
      Marker.
   Thomas Hugill
   James E. Freeman,
      Dep. Surveyors.
By Jas. E. Freeman.


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