Thursday, October 3, 2013

Warren County records on the Lambert family, Part 1

In August I wrote about Clayton Lambert, my 4th-great-grandfather, and a land transfer in Fayette County, Indiana from his parents, Josiah and Lucy Lambert. That document, and the entry in the History of Fayette County, pointed to Clayton's beginnings in Warren County, Ohio. I sent a request to the Warren County Genealogical Society and recently received a stack of land & probate records related to the Lambert and Lee families. This wasn't free, but I'm happy to share the transcriptions here on the blog for other researchers of these lines. This post is the first in a series.

Land Patent, 6 February 1817
James Madison, President of the United States of America

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting, know ye, that Josias Lambert of Warren County having deposited in the General Land office a certificate of the Register of the Land office at Cincinnati whereby it appears that full payment has been made for the North East quarter of Section Seventeen of Township Seventeen in Range thirteen East of the second principal Meridian of the lands directed to be sold at Cincinnati by the act of Congress "Entitled an act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky River" and of the acts amendatory of the same. There is granted by the United States unto the said Josias Lambert the quarter lot on Section of land with the appurtenances unto the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns forever.

In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent and the seal of the General Land office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington the sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the forty first.

By the President, James Madison

Josiah Meigs, Commissioner of the General Land Office
(Received the 5th of June 1817, recorded 3 July 1817)

The land patent above relates to the land in Fayette County, Indiana later assigned to Clayton Lambert in 1826.

Land Record No. 1, Warren County, 29 September 1800

Josiah (also spelled Josias) Lambert arrived in the territory of Warren County when it was part of Hamilton County, Ohio. He appears on the 1806 early census index for Warren County. Even earlier, he appears in Land Record No.1 for Warren County:

This indenture made the twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred between Benjamin Stites of the County of Hamilton Territory of the United States Northwest of the River Ohio of the first part and Josias Lambert of the County and Territory aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Stites for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Josias Lambert the receipt whereof the said Benjamin Stites doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and therefrom doth clearly acquit exonerate and discharge the said Josias Lambert his heirs executors and administrators hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeased released conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien and enfeass release convey and confirm unto the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Township of Deerfield.

Being a part of a fractional Section number one in the fifth township and the third or Military Range, beginning at the north east corner of the said fractional section thence west one hundred and eighty poles thence south one hundred and twenty two poles to the upper part of an Island thence up the Miamee [Miami River] seventy two east twenty poles N. Sixty two east thirty eight poles N. Seventy two east eight poles north seventy six East Twenty poles north eighty east thirty six poles north fifty east thirty four poles north twenty four east twenty poles north fifteen east twenty eighty poles north fourteen east twenty four east twenty poles north fifteen east twenty eighty poles north fourteen east twenty poles to the beginning containing one hundred acres strict measure.

Together with all and singular the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said tract of land with the privileges thereunto belong unto the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns forever to the only for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant and agree to and with the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns that he the said Benjamin Stites is lawfully seized of the same by purchase of the Honorable Jonathan Dayton and that he hath Good Right and full power to sell and convey the same in manner aforesaid and the said Benjamin Stites doth further to the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns that the said tract of land unto the said Josias Lambert his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims and demands whatsoever will well and truly warrant and forever by these presents defend in witness whereof of the said Benjamin Stites together with Hannah his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of dower have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in presence of
Jacob Frazee
John Armstrong

Benjamin Stites {Seal}
Hannah Stites {Seal}

N.B. The word (the) in the eighteenth line from the top underlined before signing.

Received the above deed for record on the 4th day of February 1804 No. 37. Was recorded on the 18th day of said month year aforesaid certified by me.
M.H. Johnson, R. W. County

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