Joseph Delvare

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 243

 

Claim of Joseph Delvare.

 

I, Joseph Delvare, hereby enter my claim, under the laws for ascertaining and deciding upon claims to lands in the Territory of Michigan, to a tract of land situated on Point St. Ignace, opposite to the island of Michilimackinac, in said Territory, on the shore of the bay or head of Lake Huron, and bounded as follows, to wit: southerly by a claim of Augustin Shebailly, and northerly by a claim of Antoine Martin, sen., being three acres in width, and extending back from the margin of said lake eighty arpents.

H. S. BAIRD,

For JOSEPH DELVARE.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:

 

Personally appeared before me, Varnum I. Card, justice of the peace in and for the county of Michilimackinac aforesaid, Antoine Martin, sen., of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say that in the year A. D. 1812, and for a number of years previous thereto, Joseph Delvare had the possession of and occupied and cultivated a certain piece or tract of land situated on Point St. Ignace, opposite to

the island of Michilimackinac, in said Territory, lying on the shore of the bay or head of Lake Huron, and bounded as follows, to wit: southerly by a claim of Augustin Shebailly, and northerly by a claim of Antoine Martin, sen., being three acres in width, and extending back from the margin of said lake eighty arpents; that on the 1st day of July, in said year 1812, he, the said Joseph Delvare, cultivated and occupied the said piece of land, and has, for a long time previous to said year 1812 to the present time, had the possession of and occupied, improved, and cultivated said piece of land; and that he, the said Joseph Delvare, has submitted to the authority of the United States of America. And further this deponent saith not.

His mark.

ANTOINE MARTIN.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:

 

Personally appeared before me, Varnum I. Card, justice as aforesaid, the above-named Antoine Martin, sen., and made oath that the facts set forth in the foregoing deposition are true, as he verily believes. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this

26th day of July, A. D. 1823.

VARNUM I. CARD, J. P. C. M.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:

Personally appeared before me, Varnum I. Card, justice of the peace in and for the county of Michilimackinac, Francis Trucky, of lawful age, who, having been duly sworn, doth depose and say that in the year A. D. 1812, and for a number of years previous thereto, Joseph Delvare had the possession of and

 

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 244

 

occupied and cultivated a certain piece or tract of land situated on Point St. Ignace, opposite to the island of Michilimackinac, in said Territory, lying on the shore of the bay or head of Lake Huron, and bounded as follows, to wit: southerly by a claim of Augustin Shebailly, and northerly by a claim of Antoine Martin, sen., being three acres in width, and extending back from the margin of said lake eighty arpents; that on the 1st day of July, in said year 1812, he, the said Joseph Delvare, cultivated and occupied said piece of land; and that he, the said Joseph Delvare, has, for a long time previous to said year 1812 till the present time, had the possession of, and occupied, improved, and cultivated said piece of land; and that he, the said Joseph Delvare, has submitted to the authority of the United States of America. And further this deponent saith not.

His mark.

FRANCIS TRUCKY.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:

Personally appeared before me, Varnum I. Card, justice of the peace as aforesaid, the above-named Francis Trucky, and made oath that the facts contained in the foregoing deposition are true, to the best of his knowledge and belief. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of July, A. D. 1823.

VARNUM I. CARD, J.P.C.M.

 

At their sitting of this day the commissioners confirm to Joseph Delvare the tract specified in the preceding notice of claim.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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