Squatter's Union of Lake County Papers
OBC 87
3 os. folders

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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, February 2006

Biographical Note:

On July 4, 1836 in the home of Solon Robinson, the Squatter’s Union of Lake County was organized and the fourteen-article constitution was adopted and signed by almost five hundred individuals.  Lake County was organized in 1837 and named for Lake Michigan, which lies adjacent to the county.

Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975. 85.
Ball, Rev. Timothy Horton. Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904. 5

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the papers of the Squatter’s Union, which was organized to protect the rights of land claimants. Included are the organization’s constitution, general records, and the register of claimants

Folder Listing:


Folder 1.  
1836 Jul. 4 Constitution of Squatter’s Union of Lake County
1836 Jul. 5-1838 Jul. 8 General record of Squatter's Union
Folder 2.  
1836 Jul. 4-1836 Dec. 24 Register of claimants
Folder 3.  
1836 Dec. 24-1837 Dec. 12 Register of claimants

Collection Information:

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3 oversized folders

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Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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