Donation Lands




1,000 lots of 100 acres each were awarded to those willing to settle, plant crops, build a residence, and provide a weapon for protection of the settlements.  This was a forerunner of the Homestead Act.  Not all lands were occupied by their owner; if the first claimants failed to meet the conditions, they forfeited the land.


First owners of the 1,000 100-acre lots in the Donation Tract,
based on early tax records of Washington County, Ohio, listing original owners.


Allotments
Listed by Allotments

Grantees A-K
Listed Alphabetically

Grantees L-Z
 Listed Alphabetically
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Marietta College Library Special Collections
Descriptions of land granted to settlers in the various allotments of the Ohio Company Donation Tract





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