1,000 lots of 100 acres each were awarded to those willing to settle,
crops, build a residence, and provide a weapon for protection of the
settlements. This was a forerunner of the Homestead Act.
Not all lands were occupied by their owner; if the
first claimants failed to meet the conditions, they forfeited the land.
owners of the 1,000
100-acre lots in the Donation Tract,
based on early tax records of
Washington County, Ohio, listing original owners.
Allotments of lands in the Donation Tract
digital images from Marietta College Special Collections