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Abstracted by Candi Horton, 2006 
1815 French Claims


Sate Papers No. 233 
A statement of claims coming within the provisions of the several acts of Congress
Some of which were not entered within the time limited by law; but as those which have been approved by us to be just and equitable claims, they are submitted for the approbation of Congress. Dated in the Register's Office, Kaskaskia, November 29, 1815
Signed- Michael Jones, Register and S. Bond, Receiver 




Claim No. (Not listed)
Original Claimant: Antoine St. Francois
Present Claimant: Pierre Troge (heir) 
Claim: 400 acres as heads of families and 400 acres for improvements in virtue of cultivation
Witness: Louis Pillett, ancient inhabitant of Cahokia
:Proof: 
Witness well knew Antoine St. Francois, of Peoria, a head of family, and cultivating the land; having a small field in which he sowed corn, in the year 1765, and remained there for several years after; and came down and died in the Illinois country. That Pierre Troge was married to one of his daughter.
 



Claim No. (Not listed)
Original Claimant: Jean Baptiste Chevery
Present Claimant: Nicholas Jarrot
Claim: 400 acres as heads of families
Witness: Louis Leperche, Nicholas Boismenue and Louis Bihore
:Proof: 
Leperche states that he knew Jean Baptiste Chevery as an inhabitant, and planted corn for thirty years and upwards from time (1809).
Boismenue that he knew said Chevery, a settler in Peoria, near 30 years (1809.)
Bihore states that he, said Cevery, inhabited and resided at Peoria with his family in 1783.



Claim No. (Not listed) 
Original Claimant: Jean Baptiste Poinstable
Present Claimant: Same
Claim: 400 acres as heads of families and 400 acres for improvements in virtue of cultivation
Witness: Jacque Ducharme, Louis Brunette and Francois Vailett
:Proof: 
That said Jean B. Poinstable was head of a family at Peoria in the year 1783, and before and after that year. 
Had a house built, and cultivated land between the old fort and new settlement in the year 1780.



Claim No. (Not listed)
Original Claimant: Francois Arcoit
Present Claimant: Same
Claim: 400 acres for improvements in virtue of cultivation
Witness: Baptiste Peltier, Pierre Verbois and Jean B. Parant
:Proof: 
That said Arcoit was head of a family at Peoria in 1783, and that he made improvement near said village at the same time.
J.B. Parant states that he well knew Arcoit, an inhabitant of Peoria, in 1782; having a house of his own, cultivating the ground and planting corn;
and that he had to leave the place on account of the Indians.



Claim No. (Not listed)
Original Claimant: Louis Brunette
Present Claimant: Same
Claim: 400 acres as heads of families
Witness: Jacque Ducharme and Francois Vailett
:Proof: 
That said Brunette was head of a family at Peoria in 1783, before and after and continued to live in said village.



Claim No. (Not listed)
Original Claimant: Jean B. Parant
Present Claimant: Nicholas Jarrot
Claim: 400 acres as heads of families and 400 acres for improvements in virtue of cultivation
Witness: Jean B. Poinstable, Jacque Ducharme, Louis Bihore, Pierre Verbois
:Proof:
Jean B. Parant was head of a family in Peoria in 1783, before and after that year. That he had a house built, and cultivated land, near the old fort of Peoria, in the year 1780. Bihore and Verbois state that the said Parant was the head of a family 1780 and 1783; and, at that time, had a farm and raised crops. This man has been confirmed in a militia donation of 100 acres, under No. 121 and is therefore entitled to only 300 acres as head of a family.


State Papers No. 277, Communicated to the House of Representatives Feb. 24, 1818
Original Claimant: Charles Ladeaux
Claim: 100 acres for Militia Service
Witness: Jacques Ducharme and Francois Voiltte 
:Proof:
That Charles Ladeaux was duly enrolled in Captain Mailett's Company at Peoria on or before Aug. 1790 
and continued to service as a good militia man, in the Village of Peoria aforesaid.

 

 

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