Land Patents prior to 1848

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Date: 1824 to 1839
Location: Bibb, Alabama, United Statesmap
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According to 1848 Bibb County, Alabama tax assessments, Elias Callahan owned land in Bibb County, Township 24, Range 8, Section 3 and/or Section 4

Geographic map of Elias Callahan Lands in 1848[1]
Close-up of map of Callahan's land in 1848[1]

In the above maps, the lands owned by Elias would have been within the rectangle outlined in yellow. Within that yellow rectangle, are 2 red rectangles, which (from left to right) are respectively Section 4 and Section 3 (of Township 24, Range 8). The Bibb County Tax assessment only lists that his lands were within sections 3, 4, but it is highly unlikely that he owned all the land within Sections 3 and 4. His 1848 tax assessment was for $350 (i.e., the value of the land); and given that the original land patents in Alabama around that time were sold for ~$1.25 per acre, then he may have owned on order of 200 - 300 acres of land. A section of a township typically was 640 acres, which could and was easily quartered into 160 acres, and could and was further subdivided/quartered into "aliquots" of 40 acres each. Hence, if the 1848 tax assessment was accurate that Elias Callahan owned land in both Section 3 and Section 4, which in total had an assessed value of $350, then he may have had abutting aliquots from Section 3 and Section 4.

Land patents made prior to 1848 in Bibb County, Alabama for Township 24, Range 8, Sections 3 and 4, using the Bureau of Land Management website for land patents made in T24, R8, S3 [2] or T24, R8, S4[3]

However, his name is not listed in the table below. This suggests that Elias Callahan may have purchased his land from one or more of the people below (or their heirs, or possibly an intermediate owner).

AccessionNamesDateDoc #StateMeridianTwp - RngAliquotsSec. #County
AL0740__.302GOSS, MATTHEW12/1/18265379ALSt Stephens024N - 008EE½SE¼3Bibb
AL0770__.371CUTTS, WILLIAM & James11/1/18306991ALSt Stephens024N - 008EE½NE¼3Bibb
AL0780__.004CARTER, EDMUND1/4/18317152ALSt Stephens024N - 008EE½NE¼4Bibb
AL0780__.246FALGHAM, JOHN R7/1/18317379ALSt Stephens024N - 008EE½SE¼4Bibb
AL0780__.349CLEMENTS, HARDY1/2/18327471ALSt Stephens024N - 008EW½SE¼4Bibb
AL0800__.368FULGHAM, JOHN R10/14/18348520ALSt Stephens024N - 008ENW¼SW¼3Bibb
AL0800__.369FULGHAM, JOHN R10/14/18348521ALSt Stephens024N - 008ESW¼NW¼3Bibb
AL0800__.370CARTER, EDMUND10/14/18348522ALSt Stephens024N - 008ESW¼NE¼4Bibb
AL0840__.172BURNS, DEMPSEY10/1/183510363ALSt Stephens024N - 008ESW¼SW¼3Bibb
AL0850__.309HASTY, JAMES10/1/183511001ALSt Stephens024N - 008ENW¼NE¼3Bibb
AL0840__.173BURNS, WILLIAM10/1/183510364ALSt Stephens024N - 008ENE¼SW¼4Bibb
AL0900__.087BURNS, WILLIAM3/30/183713440ALSt Stephens024N - 008EE½SW¼3Bibb
AL0940__.498MCELROY, BAILEY4/1/183715888ALSt Stephens024N - 008ESE¼NW¼3Bibb
AL2650__.259MCELROY, BAILEY9/20/183922063ALSt Stephens024N - 008ESW¼NE¼3Bibb
AL2650__.257MUCKLEROY, WILLIAM9/20/183922061ALSt Stephens024N - 008ENW¼NW¼3Bibb
AL2640__.405MOORE, AARON9/20/183921707ALSt Stephens024N - 008ENW¼NE¼4Bibb


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bibb County Geographic Information System ( Bibb County Geographic Information System), accessed 15 May 2021

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