Finding aid for the Virginia Military District in Ohio Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Anderson, Richard Claugh
Title: Virginia Military District in Ohio Papers
Dates: 1787-1839
Extent: 4.80 linear feet (10 containers and 3 oversize volumes)
Abstract: Richard Clough Anderson (1750-1826) was the Surveyor-General of the Virginia Military District, an area located between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers in Ohio. The District and other land in Kentucky was granted to Virginia by Congress in 1784 to settle its claims to the Northwest Territory and reward its veterans of the American Revolution. The collection consists of seven entry books, ca. 4400 to 4800 surveys, and an index to entries, referring to land in the Virginia Military District lying between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers in Ohio, which was surveyed under the direction of Anderson, his son-in-law, Allen Latham, and his son, William Marshall Anderson. Includes personal papers of Dr. R.G. Lewis of Madiosonville, Ohio, and miscellaneous papers of Allen Latham.
MS Number MS 3050
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English