Connecticut Western Reserve Deed for 15,004 acres in Braceville, 9.5 x 15.25 in. 4pp, 2nd leaf in 3 fragments. With red wax seal Hartford City Notary Public. Dated October 1, 1802, and expanded on April 2, 1803.
From the Connecticut Land Company to original purchasers Roger Newberry, Jonathan Brace, and Enoch Perkins of Connecticut; then to an expanded purchasing group of Jonathan Brace, Enoch Perkins, Roger Newberry, and Justin Ely, of Massachusetts and Eliah White and Pardon Brown of Connecticut.
Rober Newberry (1753-1814) was a major figure in the Connecticut Milita during the Revolution War, commanding the first regiment from May 1777 through February 1781.
Jonathan Brace (1754-1837) was a lawyer and politician who was a member of the Connecticut General Assembly (1788, 1791-1794), a judge in Hartford (1797-1815), and a Federalist representative in the US House of Representatives (1798-1800).
Chips at edges and creases, 2nd leaf is split in three fragments with some heavy soiling to later frabments.
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