Leander / Sarah Belieu,N.Car,Tenn,Mo.,Oregon
By Francine September 17, 2003 at 10:48:29
According to the Oregon Donation Land Claim papers.
SARAH JACK,late SARAH BELIEU,survivor of Rev.LEANDER N.BELIEU,deceased,born ca.1814 Tenn. Donation Land Claim #4925,Polk Co.,Oregon,secured claim 10-1-1847.
Married SARAH LEGGETT 12-5-1833 Clay Co.,Missouri.
SARAH JACK gave affidavit that she believes he died in California in the Bay of San Francisco,8-15-1849,on board a sailing ship on route to Oregon. Their claim adj.William BURNS,Julianna JONES,Preston H.BOWMAN and John CHAMBERLAIN.
1-2-1856 NATHANIEL D.JACK,now deceased and SARAH JACK,then his wife,as principals and JONATHAN LEGGETT as security bound themselves unto Robert BURNS in the sum of $1000.00 to make title to a certain parcel of land situated in Polk Co.,Oregon.Robert BURNS in consideration of $800.00,to him paid by William BURNS did assign the parcel of land to the said William BURNS.Claiborn HILL as Exec. of the estate of the late N.D.JACK and SARAH JACK,formerly wife of N.D.JACK and now the wife of HENRY J.C.AVERILL did on 11-5-1858 convey to William BURNS the assyne as foresaid of R.BURNS the land described which deed has never been placed on file. Above was given an indenture made 11-11-1864 between Claibore HILL and H.J.C.AVERILL of Linn Co.,Oregon,of the 1st part and William BURNS,Polk Co., in the 2nd part
Letter written by B.F.SMITH,exec. of estate of William BURNS,deceased, March 1877 states: W.E.BURNS claims ownership from SARAH JACK, still living and is now the wife of H.J.C.AVERILL of BROWNSVILLE,LINN CO.,OREGON.
John NICHOLAS gave affidavit he had known LEANDER N.BELIEU and SARAH as husband and wife since 1840 and that LEANDER was born in North Carolina, left May 1849 for temp. trip to California but died on his way at Bay of San Francisco about August 1849.SARAH BELIEU married 2nd NATHANIEL D.JACK 9-25-1851.
Letter from Owen WADE, register, written 1876 states:That since LEANDER N.BELIEU died prior to 9-27-1850 his heirs are not entitled to a donation land claim...Title can be perfected by payment of $1.25 per acre (which SARAH AVERILL did)Certificate was issued 3-27-1877.Affidavit was signed by Julia Ann JONES,
Jonathan LEGGETT,Nelson LEE.
NOTE:SARAH LEGGETT b.4-7-1816 died 11-19-1894 in Oregon. She m/3. H.J.C.AVERILL 1-1-1861.