John Barclay really began to set down roots in Minnesota when he was awarded a patent for land in Eagle Creek, Scott Co., Minnesota. Click on the link “patent” and it will take you to the BLM GLO search field for land patents. When you locate John Barclay in Scott Co. click on that and you can obtain a copy of the patent.
Per Law of 1855 and Bounty Land given to men of service, Elizabeth Gilpatrick gives land as the widow of Thomas Gilpatrick Private in Captain Daggett’s Company., Massachusetts Militia, War of 1812 to John Barclay – NE qtr of Sec 23, Twp 115N, north of Range 22-West, No Fract. Section, 5th PM, 160 acres, Minnesota, Scott County. Signed by Abraham Lincoln, City of Washington Record Vol. 499, page 123.- #86 791 (291) Accession #MW-0499-123. March 3, 1855: Scrip Warrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat.701), dated 10 September 1861. Land Office Henderson. Vol. W pg. 249-250, originally issued from Washington City, Family History Film #1043558 Scott Co., Minnesota Deeds/Indexes.
Here is a link to the Maine Genealogy website referencing a source on Massachusetts volunteer militia called out in the war of 1812-1814: http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2009/11/maine-militia-war-of-1812-lieut-col-j_14.html Scroll down to Capt. Daggett’s Co. pg. 180 and you will find several Gilpatrick’s including a Thomas.
Question: What is the Gilpatrick’s relationship to John Barclay, if any?
This patent is also transcribed in the Deed books for Scott Co. Vol. W, pg. 249-250 FHL#1403558.
I also consulted the Tract Books when I visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The information I found on those films further verifies and gives additional information about John’s land.
Pg. 55 Part of Section NE 1/4, Section 23, Twp. 115, Range 22 for $160.00, Loc. by John Barclay 1 Dec. 1860 – John Barclay #5522, Mch 12 and June 11, 1856.
Also describes the other sections and who purchased them – James Hamilton NW1/4 and Michael A. Vierling SE1/4, SW1/4 not noted. Second pg. 86791 Oct. 1855 #5871.
Source: Tract Books, Minnesota – John Barclay, U.S. Government, Bureau of Land Management, Vol. 103, Twp. 112-115 N, Range 18 W Vol. 103-105 Twp. 111-115 N Range 19-29 W – Vault Film #1445667, pg. 55.
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“…Alexander moved to the area of Farmington, Minnesota, not far from Shakopee where George’s father chose to live “because it reminded him of his native Scotland.” Logsleds to Snowmobiles pg. 105.
In 2007 I traveled to Shakopee, Minnesota and visited the area. The downtown area of Shakopee has been revitalized and I could not help myself when I saw the sign.