*Contributed by Brian Bivona
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:
WhereasJesse M. Standifer of Monroe County Mississippi
has deposited in theGENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Columbus whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Jesse M. Standifer according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale Public Lands" for
the East half of the northwest quarter of section seventeen in township fourteen south, of Range Eighteen West, in the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi, containing eighty acres and thirty one hundredths of an acre
according to the official plat of the survey of the said land, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the saidJesse M. Standifer.
NOW KNOW YEthat the United States of America, in consideration on the premises in conformity with the several acts Congress, in such case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, to the said Jesse M. Standifer
and tohis heirs, said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said Jesse M. Standifer and his heirs and assigns forever.
In the testimony whereof I,Martin Van Buren
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED StATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL of the GENERAL LAND OFFICE to be hereunto affixed.
Givenunder my hand at the CITY OF WASHINGTON the 27th day of February
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andforty one and of the
INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES the SixtyFifth
BY THE PRESIDENT:Martin Van Buren
By:M. V. Causin, Secy.
J. WilliamsonRECORDER of the General Land Office
A note from Brian: "I was a bit surprised to find this patent for Jesse this late. He graduated from medical school in 1836 and practiced medicine in Monroe Co., MS for a brief period of time. He had already acquired land in Texas before 1840 and married Eliza Panthea Edwards in Texas in 1840. I'm not sure why he'd be getting a patent in 1841 unless it was late documentation for the land he had acquired earlier, or maybe he was just exercising a right he had to the patent so that he could sell it or transfer it to other family members who stayed in the Monroe Co. area."
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