Location: Jackson County, indiana
Surname/tag: fridman, ebaugh, indiana
Between 1837 and 1839 Leonard, Franklin, and Mathias Fridman patented a collective total of 280 acres of land in Jackson County, Indiana. A map at Google MyMaps shows the location of these patents. The approximate location of the aliquots making up each patent was calculated using township data from earthpoint.us. This description of the Public Land Survey System explains what the PLSS is and how it works.
A detail of the Google Map with each patent marked is below.
All of the Fridman patents are in Indiana, Jackson County, Second Principle Meridian, Township 6N, Range 6E. They are:
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Not mapped: Leonard Freetman 5/10/1848 Document 20682 Section 23 SW¼NW¼ The document image was unavailable, so it was impossible to verify that Leonard Freetman is Leonard Fridman. The aliquot itself is an outlier not connected to other Fridman lands.
Comparison to 1878's An illustrated historical atlas of Jackson County, Indiana
The maps of Jackson and Redding Townships in Jackson County have sections numbered, making it fairly easy to identify individual allotments. The four aliquots patented by the Fridman brothers in section 13 (in Jackson Township) remained whole and were all owned by Leonard in 1878. The land in section 11 (in Redding Township) apparently had been sold. Leonard owned an additional 280 or so acres in sections 14,15, and 16. None of this land was part of the initial Fridman brothers patents.
Joseph Ebaugh's Land
Joseph Ebaugh's land had passed to his son George by 1878. It is well marked on the map of Jackson Township; observation reveals it to be the 40 acres of section 14 SE¼NE¼. There is no recorded patent for this aliquot.
- An illustrated historical atlas of Jackson County, Indiana. 1878. Map Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library. Digital images. http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15078coll8/id/1935 : 2015.
- Bureau of Land Management. “Land Patent Search.” Database and images. General Land Office Records. http://glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : 2020.
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