Category Archives: Land Records

Robert Shane and the Agricultural Census

There are several agricultural census years available at Ancestry.com and possibly other sites as well… I got started on Ancestry so my information comes from them.  One of the things that happened was I couldn’t find my ancestor Robert Shane … Continue reading

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Land Rush and the Shanes

What do you think of when the words “land rush” come to mind?  Oklahoma, California, or maybe Alaska?  Did you know that there was also a land rush in Iowa?  Prior to Iowa’s territorial status most who came to the … Continue reading

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From Iowa to North Dakota…….

James P. Shane was born in Sand Springs Iowa in 1864/1865, the third child of Bridget Hogan and Robert Shane.  At the age of 25, James married 19 year old Theresa McDonough, daughter of Frank McDonough and Mary Keyes. Theresa … Continue reading

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Following the Deeds, Part 2

My grandfather, Robert Nolan Shane died of Pernicious Anemia in 1918. He was just 55 years old at the time of his death.  Robert must have known he was dying as he deeded the farm property to his wife Susan … Continue reading

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Following the Deeds

Recently, my sister and I had a chance to spend a couple of days in Portland, Oregon looking for information on our paternal grandparents, Robert and Susan (Samels) Shane.  They had a farm near Portland, in the community now known … Continue reading

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Robert Shane Land Patent

Good Evening, My paternal great grandfather, Robert Shane purchased land in Iowa in 1855, a Cash Entry transaction under the authority of the April 24, 1820 statute.  The Dubuque land office was his point of purchase for the 95.92 acres … Continue reading

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