This Day in Dayton, 1 August

By 1831, the court system in the county was functioning and could handle probate issues. In August of 1831, Sheffield township resident Luther Corbin died. A will was submitted for probate, but was disallowed in part because it was signed and Corbin had made his mark on earlier documents for land transactions. While this may have complicated the process, it was eventually completed and by August 17, 1832, deeds had been filed distributing the land among the heirs: Catherine and Richard Baker, Dorcas and Richard Moore, Maranda and Michael Murry, and Lucinda and James Mitchell. If you are interested in this family, the genealogy research library at the Tippecanoe County Historical Society holds many documents concerning the settling of the estate.

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