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Nancy Gowen Land Grant
Submitted by Joyce McNiel Munson

Land Grant to Heirs of Nancy Gowen
This transcription was done from the records found in the Hardin County Courthouse, but along the side of the page is written: " Filed for record June 6th at 3 o'clock P.M.  Recorded in Liberty County Record of Deeds Book M. page 567.  Witness P.R. Smith County Clerk pro tem of
Liberty County at office in Liberty this 6th day of June A.D. 1856.
P.R. Smith pro tem.  (SEAL)"

No. 777
Republic of  Texas To heirs of Nancy Gowen,
In the name of the Republic of Texas
To all to whom these presents shall come, Know Ye:

I, Sam Houston President of the Republic aforesaid by virtue of the power vested in me by law and in accordance with the statutes of said Republic in such case made and provided do by these presents Grant to the heirs of Nancy Gowin their heirs or assigns forever.  One league and one labor or 26,000,000 square varas of land situated and described as follows:
In the County of Liberty about seven miles East of Trinity river & about 30 miles above the town of Liberty, Beginning at a stake One thousand varas East of the S.E. cor. of Wm. Hardins survey a post from a Maple marked N.G. bears N. 1° E. 6 vrs.  Thence North 1140 vs. a branch course E. at five thousand and ninety nine vs. the N.W. cor. of this survey gives from which a Red Oak marked N.G. bears S. 43° 30' E. 16 vrs. Thence East 1689 vrs. a slough at 1819 vs. a creek course S.E. at five thousand and ninety nine vs. to the N.E. corner a Laurel  from which a Pine marked N.G. bears S. 23° 30' W. 14 vs.  Thence  South 3319 vs. a spring branch course W. at 4809 vs. another branch course W. five thousand and ninety nine vs. to the S.E. cor. a white oak from which another white oak marked X bears S. 55° 4 5/10 vs.  Thence  West 339 vs. Cypress Creek course S.E. at 729 vs. the N.E. cor. of W.L. Green's survey at 2779 vs. along the said line a branch course NE. at 3199 vs. the same branch course S.E. at 3615 vs. the N.E. cor. of the same survey at five thousand and ninety nine vs. the place of beginning, containing six Labors arable and the remainder pasture lands.  Hereby relinquishing
to them the said heirs of Nancy Gowin deceased and their heirs or assigns forever all the right and title in and to said land heretofore held and possessed by the Government of said Republic and I do hereby issue this Letter Patent for the same.  In testimony whereof  I have caused the great seal of the Republic to be affixed as well as the seal of the General Land Office.

Done at the City of Austin on the
Twenty eighth day of January - One
Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Two
and the year of the Independence of
said Republic, the Sixth.
(SEAL)  Sam Houston, President

By the President,
Thos. Wm. Ward
Commissioner ("of the"  is marked out)
General Land Office
(SEAL)

THE STATE of TEXAS
COUNTY of HARDIN

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing Letter Patent was filed for record on Nov. 22rd. 1875 and by me duly recorded same day in Book "G" page 96 Land Records of Hardin County.  Witness my hand and seal of office at Hardin this Nov. 22nd 1875.
Geo T. Simpson Clk. DCHC
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(Note: Both "Gowen" & "Gowin" are used here.)
 

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