I recently obtained some papers that although they have no personal interest for me, may be of historical/genealogical interest to some Pickaway Co. families.
The papers consist of some old deeds, a plat map, some estate records, etc. Included is a copy of the will of Jonathan Renick and wife Sarah; a small, hand-drawn plat map of some land owned by Frederick Hane, near Circleville and Darbyville Rd; deeds and transfers containing the names of Nathaniel and Susan Massie, Ebenezer and Elizabeth Petty; Francis Dade; and many, many more names. All of the papers are bound with paper covers and a ribbon bearing the name of Frederick Hane. Considering the age, the bundle is in very good condition and all interior pages are very legible with no fading of ink. Size is appx 6 1/2 by 11 inches.
I don't really grasp what I'm looking at here but it appears this concerns some land that was transferred and the oldest reference has the name Pickaway crossed out and "Ross" penned in with the names of Nathaniel and Susan Massie dated 1803, so it looks like they were the original owners. One paper also states the land was granted to Massie by President John Adams as an assignee of Philip Webber.
I would be happy to donate these papers to whatever Pickaway Co. organization would have interest in them, be that a genealogical or historical society. I trust someone here could provide a good recommendation. Thanks!
Kate Maynard Martinsburg, WV A descendant of Samuel Gilliland, early resident of Pickaway County