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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sharp Family Land Purchase, Rising Sun, IN, 1843

On 24 November 1843, William Sharpe purchased In Lot 42 of Pinkney James Addition, from Pinkney and Ann Mary James for 150 dollars. In 1843, when the deed was written, the property was located in Dearborn County, Indiana but by the time the deed was recorded, it had become part of Ohio County, Indiana. A transcription of the deed follows the images.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pinkney James Addition to Rising Sun, IN : 1838

The Pinkney James Addition is a land annexation in 1838 to the city of Rising Sun. Pinkney James laid out the streets, alleys and lots for this addition to the town. It extended Rising Sun to the east by adding Fifth and Sixth Streets, bounded by Front Street at the Ohio River and by High Street to the north. Pinkney James was also the proprietor for this annex and sold lots to attract new citizens and encourage growth of the city.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1854

[Originally published: August 27, 2012]
The Sharp family made two sales of Rising Sun, Indiana property to Joseph Neale. The first sale was the subject of another posting, Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1853.  On 1 May 1854, a second sale of the same property was made to Joseph Neale. The property was again described as: In Lot Number 42 and two thirds of the south half of In Lot Number 40 of P. James addition to the town of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sharp Family Land Sale, Rising Sun, IN, 1853

[Originally published: August 24, 2012]
William and Delilah Sharp owned real estate in Rising Sun, Indiana. On 25 August 1853, a sale of this property was made to Joseph Neale. The property was described as: In Lot Number 42 and two thirds of the south half of In Lot Number 40 of P. James addition to the town of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Better Know a Repository: Boone County Clerk's Office


The Boone County Clerk's Office is on the first floor of the Boone County Administration Building in the photo. It houses many important original sources for Boone County researchers, including land records (from 1799), probate records (from 1800), and marriages (from 1799).

Monday, October 22, 2012

Elijah Neal's deed for inherited land, 1864, Boone County, Kentucky

This deed, recorded 3 August 1864,  finalizes the transfer of land from William Neal to his son, Elijah Neal. William Neal bequeathed 15 acres of his land to Elijah in his 1856 will. The transfer was contested by some members of the Neal family listed as plaintiffs on the deed. A greater number of family members are listed as defendants of the deed. The enumeration of the family makes this an especially valuable source.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

William Neal's land division, 1864, Boone County, Kentucky

On 12 March 1864, surveyors divide William Neal's land into two parcels. One parcel is the 15 acres he willed to his son Elijah and the remainder parcel is that which will be sold and the proceeds divided amongst the other heirs. The probate document which describes this land division was subsequently recorded on 4 June 1864.

Friday, October 19, 2012

William Neal's estate sale bill, 1863, Boone County, Kentucky

On 10 April 1863, the day after the inventory of William Neal's personal estate was made, the following items were sold.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

William Neal's personal estate inventory, 1863, Boone County, Kentucky

The executor of William Neal's will does an appraisal of the deceased's personal estate, as recorded in this estate inventory on 9 April 1863.