A selection of allotments of Delaware lands in Kansas under the Treaty of May 1860 (As found in Faye Smith Arel­lano, Delaware Trails, pp. 26 – 64)

The allot­ments described here­with can be found on the map just below the listing.

The names we cite are from the 1862 Delaware Allot­ments, with some added 1866 allot­ments. We selected the names to match the area of the Han­son Map (above) that shows the area to the north of the Delaware Cross­ing on the Kansas River. That map is a good base for our pur­pose in that it includes sec­tion num­bers, some road or street names, and cer­tain Delaware fea­tures. The total num­ber of allot­ments, included the 1866 addi­tions, was 1182. The allot­ments that we show in the map com­prise about ten per­cent of the total num­ber of allot­ments. Each entry con­tains, in the order pre­sented, the allot­ment num­ber, the name of the per­son, the part of the per­ti­nent sec­tion, the legal descrip­tion of the allot­ment – includ­ing the sec­tion num­ber, the town­ship south, the range east – the age of the per­son, and the num­ber of acres of each tract.

Sec­tions con­sist of 640 acres of land. Thus, a half-section is 360 acres, a quar­ter sec­tion is 160 acres, and an eighth of a sec­tions 80 acres, the intended acreage of each allot­ment. Most allot­ments are in one tract, but some are in two parts because of ter­rain fea­tures, the result being that the total allot­ment was about 80 acres. As an exam­ple of how this breaks down, take the first allot­ment below, which is No. 6, for Ange­line Jon­n­ey­cake. If one looks at the com­plete list­ing of allot­ments, it can be seen that Angeline’s tract was not iso­lated from the remain­der of the family’s allot­ments, but those they were sim­ply out­side the scope of the map. This is not the case for most other allot­ments in the map area. In point of fact, the map entries tend to show the clus­ter­ing of fam­ily allot­ments. The loca­tion of the allot­ments shows in gen­eral where the fam­i­lies had lived pre­vi­ously and shows that at least some choice was given. To con­tinue, the next seg­ment of Ange­line Jonneycake’s allot­ment is the legal descrip­tion, which is W/2 SW/4 33 – 10-24. An expan­sion / expla­na­tion of that descrip­tion is that her land was the west one-half of the south­east quar­ter of Sec­tion 33, Town­ship 10, Range 24 East, the equiv­a­lent of 80 acres. Clear as mud, right? Actu­ally, once you look up a cou­ple of entries of the allot­ment map, the sys­tem should become clear to you. Angelina’s age is 10 and the total acreage is 80 acres.

Number/Name/Age/Description of Allot­ment by Part of Sec­tion, Num­ber of Sec­tion, Num­ber of Town­ship South, and Num­ber of Range East, and Num­ber of Acres. The age and num­ber of acres has not yet been entered for every entry.

6. Angline Jon­n­ey­cake, age 10, W/2 SW4, 33 – 10-24, 80 acres
10. Sally O. Smith, age 10, Lot 5 NE/4 4 – 11-24, 49.02 acres and SE/4 NW/4 , 4 – 11-24, 40 acres [total 89.2 acres]
12. R. Jor­dan John­necake, age 20, W/2 SW/4, 6 – 11-24, 80 acres
13. Rachel John­necake, age 16, E/2 SW/4, 6 – 11-24, 80 acres
29. Qua lup pa pa na qua, age 60, E/2 NW/4, 16 – 11-24, 80 acres
30. Mun da la qua Susan Beaver), age 7, NE/4 SW/4, 9 – 11-24, 40 acres and Lot 5 SE/4, 9 – 11-24, 48.8 acres [88.08 acres]
31. Oh how da pee ton (Mary Jane Beaver), age 3, E/2 SE/4, 7 – 11-24, 80 acres
32. Louisa Beaver, age 25, E/2 NE/4, 18 – 11-24
33. Ne con se pa kee now [Vir­ginia Beaver], age 5 months, SE/4 NW/4 , 9 – 11-24 5 months and Lot 4 NE/4, 9 – 11-24, 48.42 acres [total 88.42 acres]
35. Nancy Wild­cat Lot, age 16, Lot 6 SE/4 , 9 – 11-2, 47.70 acres and SE/4 SW/4, 9 – 11-24, 24.40 acres, [total 72.1 acres]
36. Rosanna Mar­shall Grin­ter, age 30, W/2 NW/4, 29 – 11-24, 80 acres
37. Juliet Grin­ter, age 11, E/2 NE/4, 36 – 11-23, 80 acres
38. Hen­ri­etta Grin­ter, age 10, E/2 NE/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
39. Maria Jane Grin­ter, age 8, E/2 NW/4, 29 – 11-24, 80 acres
40. Sarah F. Grin­ter, age 4, W/2 SW/4, 29 – 11-24 , 80 acres
41. Mary Belle Grin­ter, age 4, NE/4 SW/4, 29 – 11-24, 40 acres and Lot 5 SW/4, 29 – 11-24, 38.20 acres [total 78.2 acres]
42. James A. Grin­ter, age 1, E/2 SE/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
43. Annie Mar­shall [dead] [daugh­ter of John Mar­shall], age 8, Lots 5 & 6 SE/4, 36 – 11-23, 77.60 acres
44. Mary Gillis Rodgers, age 36, E/2 NW/4, 6 – 11-24, 54.32 acres and W/2 NE/4, 6 – 11-24, 27.31 acres [total 81.63 acres]
45. Sophro­nia Rodgers, age 10, W/2 NW/4, 6 – 11-24, 54.32 acres and E/2 NE/4, 26.78 acres [total 81.10 acres]
53 . John Delaware (gone south), age 38, E/2 NE/4 , 19 – 11-24, 80 acres
54. Jane Delaware [Wil la no oh qua?] (gone south), age 38, W/2 NW/4, 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
55. Me mun dat Delaware [Sar con oh kee now)], age 13, W/2 NE/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres
70. Betsy Mar­shall, age 65, Lot 6 SW/4, 21 – 11-24, 56.30 acres and Lot 5 SE/4, 21 – 11-24, 41.65 acres [total 97.95 acres]
71. Eliza Jane Fish, age 28, Lot 4 NE/4, 21 – 11-24, 49.30 acres and SE/4 NW/4, 21 – 11-24, 40 acres
[total 89.30 acres]
72. Sarah Ann Rank­ins, age 30, E/2 SW/4, 20 – 10-23, 80 acres
73. Alice Rank­ins, age 6, W/2 SW/4 , 20 – 10-23, 80 acres
78. Frances C. Grin­ter, age 22, W/2 SE/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
79. Mary E. [L?], age 5, E/2 SE/4 , 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
80. John W. Grin­ter, age 1, E/2 SW/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
94. Long­bone, age 58, W/2 SW/4, 9 – 11-24, 80 acres
95. Mary Long­bone, age 48, W/2 NW/4, 16 – 11-24, 80 acres
116. Henry Tiblow, age 40, Lots 2 & 3 NE/4. 31 – 11-24, 75.10 acres
117. Mary A. Tiblow, age 30, E/2 NW/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
118. Vir­ginia Tiblow, age 13, W/2 NW/4, 31 – 11-24,80 acres
119. Mary C. Tiblow, age 11, E/2 NW/4, 31 – 11-24, 80 acres
120. Richard W. C. Tiblow, age 6, W/2 SE/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
121. Nathan Tiblow (deceased), age 8 months, W/2 SW/4, 30 – 11-24, acres
122. Nancy Cook, age 50, W/2 NE/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
125. Mary Jane [Grin­ter] Defries, age 19, E/2 SE/4, 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
127. Annie [Mar­shall] Grin­ter, age 40, Lots 7 & 8 SW/4, 21 – 11-24, 78.?? acres
128. William Henry [H.] Grin­ter, age 20, E/2 SW/4, 20 – 11-24, 80acres
129. Martha V. Grin­ter, age 5, Lots 2 & 3 NE/4, 29 – 11-24, 78.70 acres and Lot 4 NW/4, 28 – 11-24, 5 acres [total 83.70 acres
131. Rosanna Mar­shal [John’s daugh­ter], age 10, E/2 SE/4 , 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
132. John Mar­shall [son of John], age 9, W/2 SE/4, 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
149. Eliz­a­beth Ketchum, age 16, Lot 4 SE/4, 4 – 11-24, 49.02 acres and NE/4 NW/4 , 4 – 11-24, 40 acres [total 89.02 acres]
155. Lewis Ketchum, age 50, E/2 SW/4, 32 – 10-24, 80 acres
156. Eliz­a­beth Z. Ketchum, age 28, E/2 SE/4, 32 – 10-24, 80 acres
163. Solomon Ketchum, age 2, W/2 SE/4, 32 – 10-24, 80 acres
167. Sarah E. Ketchum [Daugh­ter of William Riley Ketchum), W/2 SW/4, 4 – 11-24, 80 acres
168. Nancy Ketchum, age 13, E/2 SE/4, 5 – 11-24 , 80 acres
169. Joel Ketchum, age 10, E/2 NE/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
170. Car­o­line Ketchum, age 8, W/2 NW/4, 4 – 11-24, 52.81 acres and E/2 NE/4, 5 – 11-24, 27.25 acres
[total 80.06 acres]
171. Absolom Ketchum, age 6, W/2 NW/4, 9 – 11-24,80 acres
172. Henry Clay Ketchum, age 3, W/2 NE/4, 5 – 11-24, 54.50 acres and W/2 E/2 NE/4, 5 – 11-24, 27.25 acres [total 81.75 acres]
173. Melinda Wilcoxen, age 34, Lots 3 & 4 NE/4, 16 – 11-24 , 95.93 acres
174. Lucinda Wilcoxen, age 11, Lots 5 & 6 SE/4 , 16 – 11-24. 97.66 acres
175. James Ketchum [Rev­erend], age 44, E/2 NW/4, 5 – 11-24, 64.65 acres and Lots 7 & 8 NE?/4 , 18 – 10-24, 21.70 acres [total 76.35 acres]
176. Lo a tow oh qua [Mrs. James Ketchum], age 39, W/2 SW/4 32 – 10-24, 80 acres
177. Mary Ketchum, age 7, W/2 SE/4, 5 – 11-24, 80 acres
178. Hes­ter Ketchum [after 1866, Nan­nie H. Grin­ter], age 13, W /2 NE/4, 8 – 11-24 , 80 acres
181. Amanda Ketchum, age 3, E/2 SE/4, 31 – 10-24, 80 acres
182. Charles Ketchum, age 17, E/2 SW/4, 5 – 11-24, 80 acres
188. George Ketchum, age 75, Lot 3 SE/4, 4 – 11-24, 49.02 acres and SE/4 SW/4, 4 – 11-24, 40 acres
[total 89.02 acres]
189. Mary Ketchum, age 48, Lot 3 NE/4, 9 – 11-24, 48.83 acres and NE/4 NW/4, 9 – 11-24, 40 acres
[total 88.93 acres]
211. Big Rac­coon (dead), age 48, E/2 SE/4, 6 – 11-24, 80 acres
212. Sally Rac­coon , age 40, E/2 NE/4, 6 – 11-24, 54.62 acres and E/2 W/2 NE/4, 6 – 11-24, 27.31 acres [total 81.93 acres]
214. Ah qual pe now, age 21, W/2 NW/4, 5 – 11-24, 54.65 acres and W/2 E/2 NE/4, 1 – 11-23, 26.78 acres
[total 81.43 acres
219. Twe sho quo he [Que she qua he], age 45, W/2 NW/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
220. Martha Jacobs, age 6, E/2 NW/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
223. Jim Brown, age 27, W/2 SW/4, 8 – 11-24, 80 acres
224. A ha le ma le mon, age 28, W/2 SW/4, 19 – 11-24 , 80 acres
225. To ha le no oh qua, age 10, W/2 NW/4, 19 – 11-24, 80 acres
233. Ah ha la nah que now, age 28, E/2 NW/4, 19 – 11-24 , 80 acres
234. Ne la ta que now, age 35, E/2 SW/4, 19 – 11-24 , 80 acres
264. John Wash­ing­ton, age 7, W/2 NW/4, 18 – 11-24 ‚80 acres
272. John George, age 1 month, SW/4 NE/4, 31 – 10-24, 40 acres and NW/4 SE/4 , 31 – 10-24, 40 acres
[total 80 acres]
273. Wa le car pi [Gus­tavus Davis], age 23, E/2 SW/4, 31 – 10-24, 80 acres
274. Mary Ann Fish, age 35, W/2 NW/4, 30 – 11-24 , 80 acres
276. Fran­cis Tiblow, age 8, W/2 NE/4 , 31 – 11-24, 80 acres
278. Ke wee she, W/2 SW/4, 7 – 11-24, 80 acres
279. Abram Haff, age 30, W/2 SW/4, 5 – 11-24 , 80 acres
280. Tuc kee lun go nar qua, age 28, W/2 SE/4, 7 – 11-24 , 80 acres
281. Man ka no wha, age 6, W/2 NE/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres
282. Es pe lun go no wha, age 4, E/2 SE/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres
283. Kuch que cum un, age 2, W/2 SE/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres, 80 acres
296. Wa lun da koh oh qua, age 54, W/2 NE/4, 7 – 11-24 , 80 acres
297. Po me now. age 60, W/2 SE/4, 6 – 11-24,80 acres
321. Doc­tor Block, age 39, W/2 NW/4, 17 – 11-24 , 80 acres
322. Eliza Block, age 32, W/2 SW/4, 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
324. Leonard Snake, age 64, E/2 NE/4, 7 – 11-24, 80 acres
326. Samp­son Snake, age 10, E/2 SW/4 , 7 – 11-24, 80 acres
333. William Mar­shall, age 10, E/2 NW/4, 19 – 10-24, 80 acres
344. Polly Mar­shall , age 3, W/2 NE/4, 19 – 10-24 , 90 acres
355. Par tet Long­bone, age 17, E/2 SW/4, 16 – 11-24, 80 acres
356. Ar sar kee par ke no, age 19, W/2 SW/4, 16 – 11-24 , 80 acres
359. Quaf ti lease Long­bone [Nancy Fish), age 32 [dead], W/2 SE/4, 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
360. Pa mo hah Long­bone, age 4, E/2 SW/4, 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
361 Qua ta che hease, age 48, E/2 NW/4, 7 – 11-24, 80 acres
362. Robert Wash­ing­ton, E/2 NW/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres
393. Puate pa coo wha, age 30, E/2 SW/4, 18 – 11-24, 80 acres
398. Oh well lun noox qua, age 80, W/2 SW/4, 31 – 10-24, 80 acres
859. Ton qua chuch, age 26, W/2 SW/4, 18 – 11-24
886. Jenny Arm­strong, E/2 NW/4, 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
887. John Shawnee, [41 – 46 appar­ently Shawnee?] E/2 (half off) NE/, 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
888. Betsy Shawnee, W/2 NE/4, 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
889. Susan Shawnee, E/2 NW/4, 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
890. John White, E/2 NW/4, 30 – 11-24, 80 acres
891. Big Shawnee, W/2 ‚NW/4, 21 – 11-24, 80 acres
892. Jane Shawnee, NE/4 NW/4, 21 – 11-24, 40 acres and Lot 3 NE/4, 21 – 11-24, 49 acres [total 89 acres]
908. Martha Edgar , age 32, W/2 SW/4 , 20 – 11-24, 80 acres
909. Eliza Edgar, age 12, E/ 2 SE/4 , 19 – 11-24, 80 acres
928. Lucinda Mar­shall, age 35, E/2 NE/4 , 17 – 11-24, 80 acres
929. Rebecca Lucas, age 60, W/2 NE/4, 17 – 11-24 , 80 acres
942. Fran­cis H. Grin­ter, Lot 2 SW/4, 30 – 10-23, 7.27 acres

1866 Addi­tions – Shown in Brack­ets on Map

3. Anna E. Defries [1866], W/2 SW/4, 4 – 11-24
8. Nan­nie H. Grin­ter [1866], W/2 NE/4, 8 – 11-24 [pre­vi­ously owned by Hes­ter Ketchum, daugh­ter of James Ketchum]
9. Edward Grin­ter [1866], N/2 W/2 NE/4, 17 – 11-24 and N/2 E/2 NE/4, 17 – 11-24
13. Cun­ning­ham Grin­ter [1866], NW/4 NE/4, 29 – 11-24 and E/2 E/2 NE/4, 20 – 11-24
22. Flora Grin­ter [1866], E/2 NE/4, 8 – 11-24
55. Emmet Wilcoxen [1866], E/2 SE/4, 5 – 11-24