Land Bonds (1814-1823)
Town of Ellisburg, NY

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Collection Source Documents

This collection is a transcription of a land bonds recorded in a ledger by Benjamin Wright held by the Jefferson County Historical Society. The ledger consists of bonds (land contracts) managed by Wright and includes the individual's name, bond number, acres, lot number and covers the period 1814 to May 1823. This appears to be either a replacement ledger or compilation of individual bonds as it lists "old" and "new" bond numbers. Pertinent information for each bond was transcribed; however individual transactions were not. Inclusive dates of transactions for each bond is provided in the transcription.

Lot numbers listed in the ledger coincide with the Lots as shown on the 1864 Stone Map of Jefferson County: Page 20 Town of Ellisburg. Some of the entries included the location of the land within the Lot (e.g. NE Corner). The 1864 Stone map is available at the Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, New York.

Document Availability

For copies of individual pages in this document, contact the
Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) and cite the B Wright Ellisburg ledger Accession Number 1962-072. Include information from the land record (i.e. Individual's Name and Page Nr.) to speed up the response to your request. The JCHS also has copies of the 1864 Stone map of Jefferson County.

Ellisburgh B Wright
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Jefferson County Historical Society