This Day in Dayton, 16 February

First entry records for land in Sheffield township in February were: 16 February 1825, C. M. Paige; 16 February 1825, William Bush; 13 February 1826, Catherine Bailey (First Entry Record Book, Alameda McCollough Research Library, Tippecanoe County Historical Society, Lafayette, Indiana). A First Entry certificate would be followed by a warrant for the land, and finally, when payment was complete, a land patent signed by the President of the USA.

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