Land Records

USA Land Patents

Land patents document the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals. The land patent records include the information recorded when ownership was transferred

In the very early years of the United States, the Congress of the Confederation declared it would sell or grant the unclaimed lands in "the West" (given up by the States to the United States) for the common benefit of the United States. The States gave up their claims to what is now Alabama, Michigan, part of Minnesota, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The United States could then sell this unclaimed land to raise money for the Treasury. In turn, the United States gave up its claims to any land within the boundaries of the Colonies. This office maintains the original survey plats and field notes for eight of the Eastern public land states (AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, MS, WI). The duplicate original survey plats and field notes are also housed in this office for sixteen of the Western public land states (AZ, AK, CA, CO, ND, SD, ID, MT, NE, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY).

Name

Acres

State

County

Date

Office

Doc#

Accession/SerialNo

Eugene Ismay

160

Colorado

Montezuma

12/17/1956

Colorado

03060

1167623

Eugene Ismay

7.5

Colorado

Montezuma

11/20/1979

Colorado

5800010

COC014132

Florence Ismay

2.53

Colorado

Montezuma

8/20/1981

Colorado

8201981

COC03862276

John H Ismay

124.76

Colorado

Montezuma

9/11/1957

Colorado

010533

1174994

Ray Ismay

40

Colorado

LaPlata

10/18/1955

Colorado

09386

1155078

Ray H. Ismay

120.1

Colorado

Montezuma

11/28/1952

Colorado

 

COC000047401

Ray H. Ismay

20.16

Colorado

Montezuma

11/28/1952

Colorado

0474

1136979

James Ismay

160

Washington

King

1/30/1892

Seattle

15584

WASAA064920

Tom Ismay

80

Washington

Thurston

7/25/1894

Vancouver

3547

WAVAA085268