Van Buren County, IA
Deed Index #1 1837 to 1852

Jackson Township



Book D 35
Richard F. Barrett to William Craig
Deed 9 February 1842    Filed 2 March 1842
W 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 15 Twp 69 R 10 Chequest
Plus or minus 80 acres W. Henry Starr, Attorney

Book G 310
George A. Gilmore of Warren County Illinois to John Patridge
15 March, 1841
E 1/2  SW 1/4 Section 7  Twp 68N Range 11 W
Containing 80 acres in County of Van Buren, Territory of Iowa

Book I 80
Wm Russell and Ann Russell his wife to Geo Pennington
Deed 7 April, 1847  Filed 15 January, 1849  $105
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 5 Twp 68 Range 11  40 acres

Book I   81
Bereford Robinson & wife Elizabeth to Geo Pennington
Deed 31 May 1848   Filed 15 January 1849
Section 20 Twp 69 Range 11    18 acres

Book L 549
Clifton G. Garrett and wife  Sevilla to William Craig
Deed 10 May, 1851  Filed 20 May, 1851
W 1/2 NE 1/4 & E 1/2 NW 1/4 & NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 11 Twp 67 
Range 10  200 acres NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 11  Twp 67 R 10  containing 40 acres

Book M 114
Isaac Sutherland to Asa Blanchard
Deed 28 June, 1851  Filed 16 August 1851
E 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 34 Twp 68 Range 11 And W 1/2 of W 1/2 
of NE 1/4 Section 3 Township 67 Range 11

Book M 115
Charles Wandel to Asa Blanchard
Deed 20 March, 1849  Filed 16 August, 1851
Lots 4 and 5   Block 3  and Lot 7  Block 5   both in Rushville

Book M 115
Charles Wandel and wife Irene to Asa Blanchard
Deed 20 March, 1851  Filed 16 August, 1851
Part SE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 21 Twp 68 Range 11


Book M 154
William Craig and wife Elizabeth to Clifton G. Thompson
Deed 11 August, 1851  Filed 13 September, 1851
NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 11 Twp 67 Range 10
(Thompson was from Scotland County Missouri)



Book M 614
John Partridge to Logan Wallis  $112.50
Transfer of Property  14 January 1846  Filed 31 May, 1852
S 1/2 NE 1/4 SW 1/4  Section 7 Twp 68 Range 11
Witnessed by James R.  Rolland and Robert McIntire  Commencing 
40 rods S of NE Corner of E  of SW  Section 7, Twp 68 R11  then 
running 80 rods W, thence 40 rods S, thence 80 rods E, thence 40 
rods N to place of beginning.  Contains 20 acres more or less

Book M 626
Wm S. & Elizabeth A. Craig and John A. Craig  to Issac Mast
Deed 30 December, 1851  Filed 9 June, 1852   $1500
E 1/2 of NE 1/4  W 1/2 NE 1/4  E 1/2 of NW 1/4  and N 1/2  E 1/2 of SE 1/4
Section 11 Twp 67 Range 10  280 acres


Deed Index #2  1852 to 1857

Wallace, William S. to Stephen I. Frazee
3/25/1844

Government to James M. Wallis
Purchased January 16, 1852 Certificate #20315  Pat. November 1, 1852
SE   SE    Section 17, Twp. 68 Range 11   40 acres   $50.00

Book N 328
Joseph Hale Administrator of Estate of John Hale Dec. to Logan Wallis
Deed 11 March, 1852  Filed 8 February, 1853
20 acres in W 1/2  NE 1/4 Section 29 Twp 68  R 11

Book O 39
John Partridge to Geo. Pennington
Deed 2 April, 1853  Filed 6 August 1853
NW 1/4  SW 1/4  SW 1/4 Section 6 Twp 68 R 11

Book O 231
Wm Leach and wife to Wm Craig
Deed 28 March, 1849   Filed 16 January, 1854
E 1/2  NE 1/4  Section 15 Twp 69 Range 10  40 acres

Book O 232
Hugh W. Sample to Wm Craig
Deed 9 July, 1852  Filed 16 January 1854
NE 1/4  & N 1/2  SE 1/4  Section 11 Twp 69 R 10

Book O 232
Ruth P. Hoxie to William Craig
Deeded 9 June, 1852  Filed 16 January 1854
NE 1/4 Section 11
N 1/2  SE 1/4 Section 11 Twp 69 Range 10

Book O 393
Wallis, Logan and wife to James J. Cassady and Asa Blanchard
Deed 17 March 1854  Filed 15 April 1854
Lot 1 Block 12 Milton

Book O 516
Wallis, Logan and wife to James J. Cassady
Deed 17 August 1850  Filed 8 August 1854
Lot 2 Block 10 Milton

Book O 559
John Craig to Chloe McKay  $20
Deed 31 August 1854  Filed 14 September 1854
Lots 1 and 2  Block 14 Town of Milton

Book O 559
John Craig to Chloe McKay  $30
Deed 28 August 1854  Filed 14 September 1854
Part of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4  Section 19 Twp 68 R 11  2 acres

Book P  1
Wallis, Logan and wife  to McKay and Wilson
Deed  28 October 1854  Filed 1 November 1854
Lot 1  Block 5  Town of Milton

Book P 113
Henry Whelen and wife to Wm Craig
Q.C. Deed 29 June 1854  Filed 3 January, 1855
See Deed as Recorded

Book P 139
Wallis, Logan and wife to Wm Sanders
Deed 28 October 1854   Filed 16 January 1855
Block 6 Milton  $35 for above



Book P 140
John Craig to Wm Guthrie  $10
Deed 11 August 1854  Filed 16 January, 1855
Lot 2 Block 15  Town of Milton

Book P 155
Wallis, Logan and wife to John Craige
Deed 22 January 1855  Filed 25 January 1855
Lot 2 Block 16 & 1 and 2 of Block 17,
1 and 2 Block 18 and 1 and 2 Block 19  Town of Milton

Book P 163
John Craige to Logan Wallis
Deed 22 January 1855  Filed 1 February 1855
Lot 1 and 2 Block 13 and Lot 2 Block 12  Town of Milton

Book P 166
Wallis, Logan and wife to Joshua P. Brooks
Deed 15 December 1853  Filed 6 February 1855
Lots 1 and 2  Block 8 Town of Milton

Book P 167
Wallis Logan and wife to Henry Chilis
Deed 6 February 1855  Filed 6 February 1855
Lots 1 and 2   Block 1  Town of Milton

Book P  169
Wallis, Logan and wife to Henry Chilis
Deed 15 December 1853  Filed 6 February 1855  $10.50
Lot 2  Block 11  Town of Milton

Book P  169
Wallis, Logan and wife to Sally M. Goldthwait
Deed  22 January 1855  Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 2  Block 2  Town of Milton
Lot 2  Block 4, Town of Milton

Book P 170
Wallis, Logan and wife to Richard D. Wilson  $12.00
Deed 8 November 1854  Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 11 Town of Milton

Book P 170
Wallis Logan and wife to Charles Wandel
Deed 19 August 1854   Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 2  Town of Milton


Book P  175
Wallis, Logan and wife to McKay and Wilson
Deed 12 January 1855  Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 3  Town of Milton

Book P  175
Wallis, Logan and wife to Jacob Yeager
Deed 6 February 1855  Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 13  Town of Milton

Book P 175
John Craig to Richard D. Wilson
Deed 26 October 1854  Filed 6 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 17  City of Milton

Book P 182
Wallis, Logan and wife to John Hale  $15.00
Deed  19 August, 1854  Filed 8 February 1855
Lot 2  Block 12  Town of Milton

Book P 189
Wallis, Logan and wife to Simion Elliott $20.00
Deed 27 January, 1855   Filed 12 February 1855
Lot 1  Block 9  Town of Milton

Book P  224
John Craig to Geo. W. Brooks
Deed 22 January, 1855  Filed 1 March 1855
Lots 1 and 2  Block 19  Town of Milton

Book P  237
Wallis, Logan and wife to Thomas J. Brown (grandfather of Raymond Helsel)
Deed 28 October 1854  Filed 8 March 1855
Lot 1  Block 10  Town of Milton


Book P 237
James D. Irish to Sally M. Goldthwait  $16
Deed 8 March 1855  Filed 8 March 1855
Lot 1 Block 4  Town of Milton








Book P 242
Wallis, Logan and wife to Asa Blanchard
Deed 15 December 1854  Filed 15 March 1855
SE 1/4  SE 1/4 Section 19 Twp 68 R 11  Except the portion 
laying north of State Road leading from Woods Mill to 
Bloomfield and all that part taken up by the town of Milton 
(For the consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars, 
Logan Wallis and Anna his wife hereby convey to Asa Blanchard 
the following described real estate___  All of the southeast 
quarter of Section nineteen in Township sixty eight north  
Range 11 W in Van Buren County and State of Iowa except that 
portion of said quarter lying north of the State Road leading 
from Wood's Mills to  Bloomfield and all that part taken up 
by the town plat of the Town of Milton in said county, and we 
agree to defend the title to the same against the claims of 
all persons whomsoever.)
                                                                    
Dated the 15th day of December A.D. 1854
                                                                    
Logan Wallis
                                                                    
Anna Wallis
State of Iowa
Van Buren County

Be it remembered that Logan Wallis and Anna his wife came 
personally before me and they are personally known to me 
to be the identical persons whose names appear and are 
subscribed to the above instrument of writing as grantors 
thereto and acknowledged the signing of the same to be their 
personal voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein 
mentioned.  In whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 15th 
day of December A.D. 1854.

Filed for record  March 15, 1855, at 10 o'clock a.m.

Book P 380
Geo Pennington As Adm. of Estate of Wm. Russell Deceased 
to Benjamin Pennington
Deed  25 May 1855  Filed 25 May 1855
NE 1/4  NW 1/4 Section 7 and SE 1/4 Section 6 Twp 68 Range 11

Book P 400
Wallis, Logan and wife to Henry Chiles
Deed 16 May 1855  Filed 2 June 1855
Lots 1, 2 and 3  Block 20 and Fraction Lot l

Book P 419
Wallis, Logan and wife to George Yeager $20
Deed 1 June 1855  Filed 11 June 1855
Lot 2 Block 5  Town of Milton

Book Q  114
John Craig to John C. Russell $10.00
Deed 13 December, 1854  Filed 23 January 1856
Lot 2 Block 18  Town of Milton



Book Q 156
Peter Waltz and wife to Casander Yeager
Deed  17 December 1855  Filed 4 June, 1856
Lot 2  Block 11 Town of Milton


Book Q 249
David Mowre and wife to Geo Pennington
Deed 4 March 1856  Filed 7 March 1856
W 1/2 NW 1/4 Section 9 and NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 8 Twp 68 R 11


Book Q 249
Lorenzo P. Thayer and wife to Wm Craig
Deed  1 February, 1854  Filed 7 March 1856
5 acres in Section 7 Twp 68 R 11

Book Q 306
Henry Childs & Disey A. his wife to David W. Wandel
Deed 8 March 1856  Filed 25 March 1856
Lot 1  SE 1/4 Section 30 Twp 68 R 11
For correction degree see District Court Record 11  page 542


Book Q 307
Nancy J. Craven and Jacob R. Conger and wife Emily M. of 
Monroe County Iowato Henry Childs
Deed 16 February 1856  Filed 25 March 1856
Lot 7 in NE 1/4  SE 1/4 Section 30 Twp 68 R 11
Lot l SE  SE  Section 30 Twp 68 R 11   (I was unable to 
locate Record 11 in Keosauqua)
For correction degree see District Court Record 11 page 542

Book Q 310
Wallis, Logan and wife to James M. Wallis
Deed 19 August 1854  Filed 25 March 1856
Land in Section 19 Twp 68 R 11 Commencing at NE corner of 
SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 19 Township 68  R 11 thence W 14 rods 
to a stake then S to Bloomfield State Road, thence E with
said road 14 rods, thence N to beginning




Book Q 508
Benjamin Pennington  Estate of Wm Russell to Henry Klum
Deed 4 March 1856  Filed 28 June 1856
S 1/2  SE 1/4  Section 6 Twp 68 R 11
NE 1/4  NW 1/4  Section 7 Twp 68 R 11 Except 10 acres

Book Q 549
Calvin Thayer to Geo Pennington
Deed 5 April, 1856  Filed 10 July 1856
19 1/2 acres in NE 1/4  Section 7  Twp 68 R 11

Book R 259
Childs, Henry and wife Disey A.  to Joshua H. Yeager
Deed 1 May, 1856  Filed 9 January 1857
Lots l and 2  Block 1  Town of Milton

Book R 292
John Craig to J.C. Hagler
Deed 6 September 1856  Filed 23 January 1857  $10
Lot 1  Block 18  Town of Milton

Book R 294
John Craig to J.C. Hagler
Deed  5 May, 1855  Filed 23 January 1857  $10
Lot 2  Block 17  Town of Milton

Book R 294
Asa Blanchard to Amos Cockrane
Deed 5 May 1856  Filed 23 December 1857
Lot 2  Block 17  Town of Milton

Book R  300
John Craig to Wm Guthrie
Deed 10 May, 1856  Filed 24 January 1857  $18
Lot l  Block 15  Milton

Book R 619
Newton McMannis and wife Eleanor to J.W. Wallis
Deed 29 March, 1856  Filed 16 June 1857
W 1/2  NW 1/4  SE 1/4  and W 1/2  SW 1/4  NE 1/4
Section 20 Twp 68 Range 11
Deed Index # 3  1857 to 1863

Book S 107
George Pennington & wife Margaret to Willey Mowre
Q.C. Deed 29 July, 1857  Filed 13 August 1857
W 1/2 NW 1/4  Section 4  Twp 68 R 11 also
E 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4  Section 33 Twp 69 R 11

Book S 189
Wesley P. Cowger & wife Sarah to Jackson Smart
Deed 9 February 1857  Filed 11 September 1857  $80
Lot 1  Block 10  Town of Milton

Book S 346
John Craig to James Price
Deed 25 October 1854  Filed 9 December 1857  $25
Lot 1 Block 16  Town of Milton

Book S 384
Wallis, Logan and wife to John McManis
Deed 7 February 1853  Filed 31 December 1857   $143
Located in NE 1/4  Section 29 Twp 68 R 11
See Deed  20 acres

Book S 518
Charles Wandel & wife Irene to Geo. Stone
Deed 7 January 1858  Filed 23 February 1858  $300
Lot 1  Block 2  Town of Milton


Book S 537
Henry Chiles and wife to Wm C. Wallis
Deed 20 May, 1856  Filed 1 March 1858  $50
Lot l, 2 and 3  Block 20 Milton Also Fraction of #1

Book S  601
James J. Cassady and wife Minerva to Asa Blanchard
Deed 2 April, 1857  Filed 6 April 1858  $50
Lot 2  Block 3  Town of Milton

Book S  605
John Hale and Martha Jane to Francis Tripplecock
Notorized 3 January 1858  Filed 6 April 1858  $100
Lot 9 according to survey and plat made by Erastus Hoskins 
in W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Section 22 Twp 68  Range 11   

Book S 626 to 631
Sheriff Van Buren County to H.D. Wallace
Deed 10 March 1858
W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 34 Twp 68 Range 11
$150 highest bidder at sheriff sale  Joseph Barker Sheriff
(Venus and Mary E. Hollingshead mortgaged their property.  
There was two promissory notes one for $100 and one for $54.80, 
to William Robinson.  Mr. Robinson assigned them to Wallis and 
Son.  They brought action in order to get the money, and H.D. 
Wallis purchased them at the sheriff sale.)

Book U 523
James J. Cassady and wife to Thomas Price
Deed 3 February 1859  Filed 17 February 1860
Lot 2  Block 16  Town of Milton

Book U 570
A.J. Brooks to Geo. W. Smith
Deed 22 February 1860  Filed 14 March 1860  $115
Lot 2  Block 3  Town of Milton

Book V 196
Henry Wallis and wife Catherine to George W. Smith
Deed 8 September 1860  Filed 19 October 1860  $150
SW 1/4  SW 1/4  Section 34  Twp 68 R 11  40 acres

Book V 304
Wallis, Logan and wife to James M. Wallis
Deed 23 January 1861  Filed 1 February 1861  $100
For description "See Deed"
Commencing 40 rods S of NE corner of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Section 
7 Twp 68 R 11 running 80 rods W, thence 40 rods S, thence 80 rods, 
thence 40 rods N to place of beginning, containing 20 acres more 
or less  (Logan Wallis and wife personally appeared before J.P. 
Joseph Stephens on 23 January, 1861)



Book V 324
Asa Blanchard was appointed guardian to the heirs of the 
deceased Eliza A. Abernathy.  The heirs were Y. Abernathy,  
James J.C. Abernathy,  Franklin M. Abernathy, and Hamilton 
D. Abernathy. 20 acres in SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 19 Twp 68  
R 11 bound on west by town of Milton and on North by State 
Road leading from Mt Sterling to Bloomfield.  Also Lot 6 in 
NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 Section 30 Twp 68  R 11  containing 5 acres.     

Book W 46
Thomas Gnash and wife Elizabeth to Z.J. Wallis
Deed 23 April 1862  Filed 23 April 1862  $320
NW 1/4  SE 1/4  Section 3  Twp 67 R 11  40 acres

Book W 223
Z.J. Wallis to Wm. H. Peterson   $210
Deed 26 August 1862  Filed 8 September 1862
NW 1/4  SE 1/4  Section 3  Twp 67 R 11  40 acres


Book W 330
Wallace, H.D.  to A.J. Brooks
Deed 21 March 1861  Filed 12 January 1863  $250
NW 1/4  SW 1/4  Section 34  Twp 68 R 11 40 acres

Book W 471
Wallis Logan and wife to Jonathan Downs
Deed 19 April 1853  Filed 18 March 1863  $14.99
Lot 2  Block 13  Town of Milton

Book X   576
Wallis Wm. C. and wife Lucy to James M. McMannis
Deed 20 January 1864  Filed 27 April 1864
Fractional Lot 1  Block 1  Blanchards Addition to Milton

Book Y 381
Wm. C. Wallis & wife to Geo. Smith  $150
Deed 24 October, 1864  Filed 27 December 1864
Fractional Lot 1  Block 1  Town of Milton

Book Z 154
Ann Wallis to George Smith  $15
Deed 13 April 1865  Filed 22 April 1865
Town of Milton

Book 2  Page 34
Martha E. Humphrey  to Z.J. Wallis
Deed 1 May, 1866  Filed 8 September 1866  $125
E 1/2 Lot 2  Block 3  Town of Milton

Book 2  Page 34
Z.J. Wallis to Joseph Gingery
Deed 11 June, 1866  Filed 8 September 1866  $225
E 1/2 Lot 2  Block 3  Town of Milton



Book 3  Page 492
John B. Marsan to Geo. Pennington
Deed 28 February 1868  Filed 18 May 1868  $800
Lot 2  Block 4  Town of Milton  (John Marsan's wife was named Margaret)

Book 4  Page 311
J.C. Hagler and Rachel his wife to Geo Pennington
Deed 17 August 1868  Filed 13 January 1869  $175
Lot 2  Block 2 Blanchards Addition Town of Milton


Book 4  Page 312
Joel A. Mower and wife Margaret A. to Geo. Pennington
Deed 30 November 1868  Filed 13 January 1869  $12
Lot 2  Block 9  Town of Milton


Book 6  Page 636
Anna Wallis to N.I. Taylor
Deed 28 May 1866  Filed 3 April 1871  $1680
See Deed

 J.M. Wallis and wife Patsey Wallis to G.W. Snodgrass
40 acres  $500  January 3, 1867  Filed February 28, 1871

Book 10  Page 54
Geo. Pennington and wife Mary A.  to Gilfillan and Dunshee
Deed 21 May, 1872  Filed 31 January 1873  $150
Lot 2  Block 9  Town of Milton

Book 12  Page 361
George P. Clark and wife to F.L. Wallis and wife
Deed 5 January 1876  Filed 8 January 1876  $500
Lots 3 and 4  Block 14  Gnash Addition to Town of Milton

Book 12  Page 617
F.L. Wallis & wife Maggie to Geo P. Clark
Deed 20 June 1876  Filed 22 June 1876  $500
Lots 3 and 4  Block 14  Gnash Addition to Town of Milton
(F.L. Wallis moved to Creston in 1878)

Book L Page 263
Geo Yeager and wife to Baptist Church
Deed 12 January, 1865   Filed 1 July 1865
Lots 1 and 2  Block 5  Original Town of Milton

27 May, 1937
Land Transfer
J.W. Brown to Armeda M. Helsel
Lots 1 and 2  Block 9, Town of Milton


For the consideration of one hundred dollars to us in hand 
paid, we convey to Francis Tripplecock the following described 
parcel of land, Lot No Nine according to survey and plat made 
by Erastus Hoskins in the west half of the NE 1/4 of Section 
22 Township 68N 11 W containing 5 acres more or less and we 
warrant and defend the title against all persons whomsoever.
John Hale
                                                                                          Martha J. Hale


State of Iowa
Van Buren County

Personally appeared before me H. Weatherington, a Justice of 
the Peace in and for said County, John Hale and Martha Jane Hale 
his wife and acknowledge the signing of the above deed to be their 
voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein expressed.
Given under my hand this third day of April, 1858.
                                                                          
Henry Weathrington
Justice of the Peace
Filed April 6, 1858 at 4 o'clock



Whereas I Asa Blanchard was heretofore duly appointed Guardian 
for Madison Y. Abernathy, James H.C. Abernathy, Franklin M. 
Abernathy and Hamilton D. Abernathy, minor heirs of Eliza A. 
Abernathy Deceased by the county court of Van Buren County Iowa 
and whereas after proper proceedings had for that purpose the 
said county court did license, empower and direct me as guardian 
aforesaid to sell and convey all the right title estate and 
interest of my said  wards in the following described real estate 
to wit:  two acres in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 19, 
T 68 R 11 W bounded on the west by the town of Milton and on the 
North by the State Road leading from Mt Sterling to Bloomfield 
also Lot No six (6) in the NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 30, T 68 
R 11 West containing five acres being the same real estate 
conveyed to Eliza A. Abernathy deceased by G.W. Snodgrass and 
whereas I was authorized to sell said real estate either at public 
or private sale and whereas on the 6th day of January 1862 I sold 
at public sale to William F. Blanchard the real estate aforesaid 
for the sum of six hundred dollars that being the appraised value 
thereof and the highest and best sum that could be procured therefore.

Now Know Ye that I Asa Blanchard as guardian of Madison Y. Abernathy, 
James H.C. Abernathy, Franklin M. Abernathy and Hamilton D. Abernathy 
minor heirs of Eliza A. Abernathy Deceased, by the county court of 
Van Buren County Iowa and whereas after proper proceedings had for 
that purpose the said County Court did license empower and direct 
me as guardian aforesaid to sell and convey all the right title 
estate and interest of my said wards in the following described real 
estate to wit  two acres in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 19  
T 68 R 11 W bounded on the west by the town of Milton and on the north 
by the State Road leading from Mt Sterling to Bloomfield also Lot No 
Six (6) in the NE !/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 30 T 68 R 11 W containing 
five acres being the same real estate conveyed  to Eliza A. Abernathy 
deceased by G.W. Snodgrass and whereas I was authorized to sell said 
real estate either at public or private sale and whereas on the 6th 
day of January 1861 I sold at public sale to William F. Blanchard 
the real estate aforesaid for the sum of six hundred dollars that 
being the highest and best sum that could be procured therefore.


Compiled from Original Land Patent Books at the Van Buren County Courthouse 
for the Van Buren Co. GenWeb Project by Fran Hunt and Raymond Senor