*Contributed by Brian Bivona
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No. 5122

To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas Jesse M. Standifer of Monroe County Mississippi

has deposited in the GENERAL 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 said Jesse M. Standifer.

NOW KNOW YE that 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 to his 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.

Given under my hand at the CITY OF WASHINGTON the 27th day of February

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one and of the


BY THE PRESIDENT: Martin Van Buren

By: M. V. Causin, Sec’y.

J. Williamson RECORDER 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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