Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Dead Man Relinquishes

Bureau of Land Management, Records Improvement, [U. S. Tract Books], Tract Book 7 (Zanesville Military) , p. 1888, Thomas J. Rampley, assignee James Shores; digital image, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 April 2013).

The tract book entry for Thomas J. Rampley's credit under file for property in Coshocton County, Ohio,  indicates that part of his original credit purchase was relinquished in 1829. The tract book entry for that property (on the same page as the above entry) indicates that James Shores purchased the relinquished property. We discussed the completed claim in a recent issue of Casefile Clues.

The interesting part is that Thomas Rampley was dead on the date of the relinquishment--I'm curious as to what paperwork was required to establish the relinquishment for a deceased man. Stay tuned--we are working on getting the completed file based upon the man who actually completed the purchase.

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