Jamestown Press Jamestown, (Boone County) Indiana Friday, 20 October 1905 Page one
Wm. HECKATHORNE, living half a mile north of Jamestown has a deed to eighty acres of land in Montgomery County that was given to Eliakem WILSON and was signed by President Andrew JACKSON, 5 April 1833. The deed describes the land as follows: “The west half of the northeast quarter of section twenty-two in township seventeen north range four west” The patent is written upon……..Sheep skin and is well preserved. Mr. HECKATHORN came in possession of the relic through his father, who was given it by David HOSTETTER through purchasing the land.
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