Land History

West half of northwest quarter of section 30, Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Ind.

Land History of the old Brown Farm
(West ½ of the NW ¼ of Section 30, Township 29)

20 August 1838Paul Spafford of New York purchased the land from the U.S. Government
25 September 1846Henry A. Brown purchased the land from Paul Spofford for $1,010
10 January 1849Death date of first known burial in Brown Cem.:  Alexander Friedline
1 January 1875John H. Brown, son of Henry A. Brown, purchased the land (less the 1/2 acre cemetery) for $4,000
13 April 1876Henry A. Brown died
1906Last known burial in Brown Cem.:  Sophia (Friedline) Black Rider
?John H. Brown sold the farm and moved into Monroeville
18 October 1911John H. Brown died
2 September 1921Cleopha Bueter purchased the land (less one acre for the cemetery) from Adolph & Blanch Westrick for $1 and other valuable considerations.
?George Dawson owned the land
Albert Dawson owned the land
19 June 1999The farm sold at auction

Land Patent: United States to Paul Spofford, 20 August 1838

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Deed: Paul Spofford to Henry A. Brown, September 25, 1846

Deed Spoffard to Brown

    This indenture, made the twenty fifth day of September in the year
one thousand eight hundred and forty-six between Paul Spoffard and Su-
san his wife of the city, county, and state of New York by John Hengh Jun.
of Allen County State of Indiana of the first part and Henry A. Brown of
Allen County & State of Indiana of the second part witnesseth that the
said party of the first part in consideration of the sun of ten hundred and
ten dollars to them duly paid before the delivery hereof have bargained and
sold and by their presents does grant and convey to the said party of the sec-
ond part his heirs and assigns forever all that certain tract of land de-
scribed as follows viz.:  the west half of the north west quarter of section thir-
ty in township twenty-nine north of range fifteen east in the district of lands
subject to sale at Fort Wayne, Indiana containing eighty acres more or less ac-
cording to the government survey with the appurtenances and all the estate title &
interest of the said parties of the first part therein and the said parties of the
first part do hereby covenant and agree with the aid party of the sec-
ond part are the lawful owners of the premises above mentioned granted and seized
thereof in the ___ ___ and that they will warrant and defend
the above granted premises in the ___ and peaceable possession of the
said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever.
            In witness whereof the said parties of the first part
have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above ___
=ten= sealed and delivered   }                            Paul Spofford
in presence of O. P. Morgan  }                            Susan Spofford
                                                          By John Hengh Jr.
State of Indiana }                                                 their attorney
Allen County     } ss        Personally came before the subscriber a Notary
Public in and for said county John Hengh Jr. known to me as the
attorney above named and acknowledged that he executed the above
conveyance as the ___ ___ and ___ of the said Paul Spoffard &
Susan Spoffard therein described, for the ___ ___ ___ specified
{        }    Given under my hand and seal this 25th day of Sep-
{seal    }    tember A.D. 1846                     Oliver P. Morgan
Recorded here Jan 25th 1847   E.F. Colerick        Notary Public
                              Rec. A.C.