Simon Champaigne

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 228.

 

NOTICE. Simon Champaigne enters his claim to a tract of land on the island of Mackinac, commencing on the border of the lake, running southerly or westerly 65 chains 64 links to a post, and fronting on the lake nine acres; running northerly thereabouts, containing about two hundred acres; on the north line running easterly; on the east line running southerly by public lands.

His mark.
SIMON CHAMPAIGNE.

 

On July 81, 1823, came before the undersigned judge, at Mackinac, Morrice Montaigne, who, being duly sworn, says that Simon Champaigne occupied and cultivated the tract mentioned in the annexed notice of claim during the years 1811, 1812, and 1813; that said Champaigne had a very considerable

 

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 229.

 

field enclosed and under cultivation; and that said Champaigne occupied and cultivated said lot on the 1st day of July, 1812.

his mark.

MORRICE MONTAIGNE.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

On the same July 31, 1823, came also before me Mr. Ambrose R. Davenport, who, being duly sworn, says that Simon Champaigne occupied and cultivated the tract described in the annexed notice two or three years before the year 1812, and this deponent well remembers to have seen said Champaigne at work on said lot; that said Champaigne occupied and cultivated said lot on the 1st day of July, 1812, and was in the possession thereof when this deponent left the island about the 27th of the month last mentioned.

A. R. DAVENPORT.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

On the same day of July, 1823, also came before me Jeane Bt. Tesserron, who, being duly sworn, says that the lot mentioned in the annexed notice was occupied and cultivated by Simon Champaigne about the year 1810, and said Champaigne continued to possess and cultivate the same during the years 1811, 1812, and 1818; and said Champaigne was actually in the occupation and cultivation of said premises on the 1st day of July, 1812.

his mark.
JEANE BT. TESSERRON.
Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

Detroit, October 28, 1823.

In the case of Simon Champaigne the commissioners decide that he be confirmed a tract not to contain more than the quantity claimed, (two hundred acres,) nor to extend more than eighty arpents from the shore of the lake, nor so far from said lake as to interfere with other claims, comprehending, however, the ground occupied and cultivated by the claimant on the 1st of July, 1812.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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