Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 232
NOTICE. Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, lawful heirs of Louis Babbien, deceased, enter their tract of land claim with the register of the land office at Detroit to a certain tract of land situated at Point St. Ignace, bounded in front by Lake Huron, on the southerly side by a lot claimed by the heirs of François Clermont, and the northerly side by a lot claimed by Joseph Dellevere; the same being four chains and fifty-five links in width by eighty acres in depth.
JOSEPH BABBIEN, MARY BABBIEN,
On August 4, 1822, came before me, the undersigned judge, at Mackinac, John Dousman, who, being duly sworn, saith that some time in the year 1816, or thereabouts, he sold the possession to the tract of land described in the above notice to Louis Babbien, of Point St. Ignace, for a valuable consideration, the same having been previously purchased by him, this deponent, from Joseph Ganion, the agent of one Augustus Shabogea, who had possession and cultivated said tract of land on July 1, 1812, and for some time before and afterwards; that said Louis Babbien took possession of said premises or tract of land shortly after the time of purchasing from this deponent, and continued to cultivate and possess said premises, without any molestation whatsoever, until the time of his, the said L. Babbien’s, death, in the fall of the year 1821; that he is acquainted with Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, and that they are the only lawful heirs, to wit: the son and daughter, of said Louis Babbien, deceased, as he verily believes.
Taken awl subscribed before me;
J. ft DOTY, Judge.
On the same day of August, 1823, came before me also Antoine Martin, who, being duly sworn, saith that Augustus Shabogea occupied and cultivated the tract of land described in the annexed notice for some number of years previous to July 1, 1812; that, also, said Shabogea was in possession of said tract on July 1, 1812, and did cultivate the same at that time and for some time afterwards. That Shabogea , afterwards left said place, and that he was present and heard the said Shabogea appoint Joseph Ganion his agent to dispose or sell said possession of said tract, with the house, as also the improvements thereon; that he is well knowing to Louis Babbien having peaceable and quiet possession to said tract for some years previous to his death, which was in the fall of the year 1821; that he is well acquainted with Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, and that they are the only lawful heirs of said Louis Babbien, deceased.
J. D. DOTY, Judge.
On the same day of August, 1823, came also before me Joseph Dellevere, who, being duly sworn, saith that he is well knowing to all the statements in the foregoing afficavit, except that he was not present at the time of said Shabogea’s appointing Joseph Ganion his agent, but that he always understood the same to be the case; that all the other statements in said afficavit are strictly true.
Taken and subscribed before me.
J. D. DOTY, Judge.
Detroit, October 21, 1823.In the case of Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, legal heirs of Louis Babbien, (otherwise Baben,) the commissioners decide that the claim be confirmed as set forth in the preceding notice, the word arpent being substituted for acre in relation to its depth.
Transcribed by Patricia Hamp © March 2006
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