Pierre Cowne, alias Constant

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 242

 

Claim of Pierre Cowne, alias Constant.

 

To the commissioners for ascertaining and deciding on claims to lands in the district of Detroit, and for settling claims to lands at Green bay, Prairie du Chien, and Michilimackinac, in the Territory of Michigan:

 

Whereas Pierre Cowne, otherwise Pierre Constant, has heretofore purchased a certain tract or parcel of land upon the island of Michilimackinac, in the county of Michilimackinac, and Territory of Michigan, which said piece or lot of land is bounded as described by a certificate of Aaron Greely, as by him surveyed, (which said certificate is herewith transmitted;) and, also, whereas the said Cowne, otherwise Constant, purchased said lot of a certain Charles Bosquie for a valuable consideration, by him, the said Cowne, otherwise Constant, to him, the said Bosquie, in hand paid, sometime in. the month of June, 1812, said property having, long previous to that date, been improved, cultivated, and. occupied by said Bosquie, and at the time and date put said Cowne, otherwise Constant into full and free possession of said lot of land, with. its appurtenances, buildings, and improvements; which said lot of land has been peaceably held, occupied, and cultivated by the said Pierre aforesaid, from that date to the present time: Therefore you, the above-named commissioners, are notified that claim is hereby made to the lot or piece of land herein-before described by the same Pierre Cowne, otherwise Constant in conformity with the provisions of the several acts of Congress relative to land claims in the Territory of Michigan.

His mark.

PIERRE COWNE.

 

MICHILIMACKINAC, June 11, 1823.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, William H. Putbuff, chief justice of the county court of the county of Michilimackinac aforesaid, Pierre La Sallier, of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, doth, on his oath, depose and say that Pierre Cowne, alias Constant having purchased a certain tract or parcel of land, bounded as described by certificate of Aaron Greely, as by him surveyed, upon the island of Michilimackinac, bearing date on November 18, A. D. 1819; that said Cowne, alias Constant, purchased said lot of a certain Charles Bosquie for a valuable consideration, by him, the said Cowne, alias Constant, to him, the said Bosquie, in hand paid, sometime in the month of June, 1812, said property having, long previous to that date, been improved, cultivated, and occupied by said Bosquie, and, at the time and date, put said Cowne, alias Constant into full and free possession of said lot of land, with its tenements, buildings, and improvements; which said lot of land, with its appurtenances, has been peaceably held, occupied, and cultivated by him, the said Pierre Cowne, alias Constant aforesaid, from that time to the present date; and that said Pierre has continued to submit to the authority of the United States. And further this deponent saith not.

his mark.

PIERRE LA SELLIER.

 

BOROUGH OF MACKINAC, ss:

July 24, 1823.
Sworn to and subscribed to before me, the within-named William H. Puthuff, chief justice as aforesaid, on the day and year above written.

WILLILM H. PUTHUFF.

 

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 243

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, William H. Puthuff chief justice of the county court of the county of Michilimackinac, Joseph Dumaville, of lawful age, who, having been duly sworn, doth, on his oath, depose and say that Pierre Cowne, otherwise Constant having purchased a certain tract or parcel of land, bounded as described by certificate of Aaron Greely, as by him surveyed, upon the island of Michilimackinac, bearing date November 18, A. D. 1819; that said Cowne, otherwise Constant purchased said lot of a certain Charles Bosquie for a valuable consideration by him, the said Constant, to him, the said Bosquie, in hand paid, sometime since, in the month of June, 1812, said property having, long previous to that date, been improved, cultivated, and occupied by said Bosquie; and, at the time and date, put said Cowne, otherwise Constant, into full and free possession of said lot of land, with its tenements, buildings, and improvements; which said lot of land, with its appurtenances, has been peaceably held, occupied, and cultivated by him, the said Pierre Cowne, otherwise Constant, aforesaid, from that date to the present time; and that said Pierre has continued to submit to the authority of the United States. And further this deponent saith not.

His mark.

JOSEPH DUMAVILLE.

 

BOROUGH OF MACKINAC, ss:

Sworn to and subscribed before me, the within named William H. Puthuff, chief justice as aforesaid, the day and year above written.

WILLIAM H. PUTHUFF.

 

MICHILIMACKINAC, November 18, 1819.
I certify that I have surveyed a claim of Pierre Constant, adjoining the south end of the village of Michilimackinac, bounded as follows: commencing at a boundary on the south line of the village between this claim and a claim of Charles Petots; thence south 11 east, 282 feet, to the shore of Lake Huron; thence, along the border of said lake, east, 195 feet and six-tenths of a foot; thence north 12 west, 167 feet, to a boundary on the lake shore, terminating the south line of the village; thence, along said line, north 63 west, 268 feet, to the place of beginning; containing 40,297 square feet reserving 100 feet along the border of the lake for the use of a road.

AARON GREELY, Survey of Private Land Claims for the Territory of Michigan.

 

DETROIT, October 29, 1823.

The commissioners at their sitting of this day confirm to Pierre Cowne, otherwise Constant, the tract specified in the preceding claim.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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