Joseph Babbien/Beauben and Mary Babbien/Beauben
Heirs of Louis Babbien/Beauben

Mackinac County Original Land Claims
American State Papers, House of Representatives, 20th Congress, 1st Session
Public Lands: Volume 5 Beginning page 220 for Michilimackinac
1823

Book No. 6
Claims within the County of Michilimackinac

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 231

 

NOTICE.-Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, lawful heirs of Louis Babbien, enter their 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 Augustin Amlin, and on the northerly side by Pierre Muller, the same being five chains and forty links in width by eighty acres in depth.

JOSEPH BABBIEN,

MARY BABBIEN,

By their attorney,

RIX ROBINSON.

 

On the 1st day of August, 1823, came before me, the undersigned judge, at Michilimackinac, Jean Bt. Tesserron, who being duly sworn, saith that for some time previous to the late war between the United States and Great Britain, Louis Babbien planted the tract mentioned in the annexed notice, and continued to occupy and cultivate the same for several years, and was in possession of the same on the 1st day of July, 1812; that the said Louis Babaien died in the fall of 1821, and that the said Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, mentioned in the annexed notice, are the descendants and only lawful hiers of him, the said Louis Babbien, deceased.

His mark.

JEAN BT. TESSERRON.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 232

 

On the same day of August 1823, came before me also Joseph Dellevere, who, being duly sworn saith that Louis Babbien occupied and cultivated the tract described in the preceding notice one year at least before the late war between the United States and Great Britain, and was in the possession of the same on July 1, 1812. The said Louis Babbien had a dwelling-house on said tract, in which the said Louis there dwelt, and had a considerable improvement mad thereon; that the said Louis Babbien died in the fall of 1821, and that the said Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien, mentioned in the annexed notice, are the descendants, to wit: the son and daughter, of the said Louis Babbien, deceased, and are the only lawful heirs, as this deponent verily believes.

His mark.

JOSEPH DELLEVERE.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

On the same day and year aforesaid came also before me Simon Champaigne, who, being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that Louis Babbien occupied and cultivated the tract of land described in the preceding notce for some time previous to the late war between the United States and Great Britain, and was in the peaceable possession of the same on July 1, 1812. The said Louis Babbien had a dwelling-house on said tract, and had a considerable improvement made thereon; that the said Louis Babbien died in the fall of 1821, and that the said Joseph Babbien and Mary Babbien mentioned in the annexed notice are the son and daughter of the said Louis Babbien, deceased, and are the only lawful heirs of him, the said Louis Babbien, as this deponent has been informed and verily believes.

His mark.

SIMON CHAMPAIGNE.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

Detroit, October 18, 1823.

The tract here claimed by the heirs of Louis Babbien (otherwise Beauben) is included in that which has been this day confirmed to Jean Baptiste Bertrand. The present claim is therefore rejected by the commissioners.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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