1847 Penmanship in 2010

June 14, 2010
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Posted By Kent McMillan on 6/13/2010 at 1:03 AM

Here's a minor mystery that I ran across today among the various sets of field notes from 1847 describing original land grants in the area of a current project. The notes give the names of the chain carriers as required by Texas law, and most of those names are clear enough except for two items:

1) the first name of Mr. Wilhelm and 

2) the full name of the fellow who carried chain with M.M. Shelley that appears to be something like "Geo Dogonseant".

Anyone care to venture an opinion?



Detail of Chain Carriers' Names





Here's a second example that uses a different first name, evidently an abbreviation.



Best regards,
Kent McMillan, RPLS Austin TX



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