Michael Jaudron, Sen.

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

Book No. 6
Claims within the County of Michilimackinac

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 224


NOTICE -Michael Jaudron, sen., enters his claim with the register of the land office at Detroit to be laid before the commissioners under the act of Congress, to a certain tract of land situated at Point St. Ignace, bounded and described as follows: commencing at a stake on the line between this lot and lot claimed by Alexis Lorrain on the border of said lake, and running thence north seventy-eight degrees west eighty acres; thence southerly at a right angle with the said line until it intersects the strait between Lakes Huron and Michigan; thence along said strait to a point at the termination of said strait; and thence along the shore of said lake northerly to the place of beginning; containing about 480 acres, more or less.
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Subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.


Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 225


On the 25th day of July, 1823, came before the undersigned judge John Campbell, who, being duly sworn, saith that Michael Jaudron, sen., about the year 1807 settled upon the tract described in the preceding notice of claim, and that he has continued to possess and cultivate the same, without interruption, until the present time; that said Jaudron was in the possession and cultivation of the same on the 1st day of July, 1812, and during the whole of that year; that said Jaudron. has a dwelling-house and out-house erected on said lot, and has had for many years.


Taken and subscribed before me, at Mackinac.

J. P. DOTY, Judge.


On the same 25th day of July, 1823, also came before me Mr. Ambrose B. Davenport, who, being sworn, saith that he is well knowing to all the facts stated in the preceding, deposition of John Campbell in relation to the claim of Michael Jaudron, sen.; and the same being read to him, he now deposes to the same of his own knowledge, as if here again repeated.


Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DUTY, Judge.

Patrick McGulpin also came before me at the same time, and the deposition of John Campbell being read to him, he deposed, and now states on oath, that all the facts therein stated and set forth are true.

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.


DETROIT, October 28, 1823.

In the case of Michael Jaudron the commissioners decide that the claim be confirmed; the tract not to extend more than eighty arpents from the border of the lake, or contain more land than is claimed, viz: four hundred and eighty acres.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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