10 Oct 1881 — Decatur, Illinois
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales
CRAYCROFT WILLIAM B: Sale type - RR; Legal description - SWSW; Section - 08; Township - 15N; Range - 02E; Meridian - 3; Acres Bought - 40.00; Price per acre - 000.00; Total price - 00000.00; Social status - MALE; Date purchased - 10/28/1854; Volume - 790; Page - 001; County - MACON
CRAYCROFT WILLIAM B: Sale type - RR; Legal description - SESW; Section - 08; Township - 15N; Range - 02E; Meridian - 3; Acres bought - 40.00; Price per acre - 17.00; Total price - 680.00; Social status - MALE; Date purchased - 10/23/1865; Volume - 791; Page - 269; County - MACON
According to an affidavit sworn by John L. Nolle of Macon County, Illinois, on June 8, 1937, William B. Craycroft sold the railroad land which he originally purchased on October 28,1854. The following information is abstracted from a photocopy, in my possession, of the original affidavit. This affidavit is currently (April, 2003) held by the Decatur Genealogical Society Library in Decatur, Illinois.
"John L. Nolle being duly sworn upon his oath deposes and says that he resides at the Village of Boody in the aforesaid County of Macon and that he was well and personally acquainted with one Fred Kraschel, who under and by the name of Fred Kreshel did on the 10th day of October 1881 receive a deed to the West half of the south West quarter of the South West quarter of Section 8 in Township 15 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian situated in Macon County Illinois from William B. Craycroft and his wife as shown by deed recorded in Book 91 at Page 485 in the Recorder's office of Macon County, Illinois . . ."
"Affiant further says that the hereinbefore named Henry Lindhorst did under and by the name of Henry Linthorst receive a deed of conveyance from Alfred Florey and his wife Sarah E. dated August 25, 1890 and recorded in Book 139 at Page 161 in the Recorder's office of Macon County, Illinois to the following described real estate:
"Commencing at Point on Section line at center of southwest 1/4 of South West 1/4 of Section 8, Township 15 North, Range 2 East of the 3rd P.M. and running East along said Section line 80 rods thence North 80 rods, thence West 80 rods, thence South 80 rods to place of beginning containing 40 acres except right of way for a private road not to exceed 12 feet along said South line reserved by W.B. Craycroft for his own private use and benefit, situated in the County of Macon, in the State of Illinois . . ."