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El Tivoli Place History
GRANT TO ANSON McCRACKEN BY THE STATE OF TEXAS
Patent No. 1465 Vol. 11 Anson McCracken 3rd class
In the name of the "State of Texas" and to all to whom present shall come hear ye I, E
M Pease, Governor of the State aforesaid by virtue of power vested in me bylaw and in
accordance with the laws of said State and in such case made and provided do by these
present grant to Anson McCracken, his heirs or assigns forever. Six hundred and forty
acres of land situated and described as follows: In Dallas County on the waters of the
Trinity about 3 1/2 miles S 65 degrees W from the town of Dallas by virtue of Certificate
No. 18 Vol 2 issued by the Commissioner of Peters Colony April 1st 1850. Said survey is
No. 16 being section 24 Township1 South Range 1 West, Beginning at a stake and
mound in prairie the SW corner of M Merrifield's survey No. 98 from which a Pecan
bears S 26 E 19 1/2 Varas and an Elm bears S 26 degrees E 19 1/2 vs Thence West
830 Varas a branch 1900 8/10 to a stake in prairie. Thence North 1900 8/10 Varas in
stakes from which an Elm bears S18 degrees E of 5 Varas another bears S by 27
degrees 46 Varas. Thence East 1900 8/10 varas to a stake and mound in prairie the NW
corner of said Survey. Thence South with said survey crossing branch 1900 8/10 Varas
to the place of beginning. Bearings marked X Hereby Relinquishing to him the said
Anson McCracken and his heirs or assigns forever All the rights and title in and to said
land heretofore held and possessed by the said State and I do hereby issue the letters
patent report for the Same. In Testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the State to
be affixed as well as the seal of the General Land Office
Done at the City of Austin on the thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord
One Thousand and Eight hundred and fifty-five.
E M Pease
Commissioner of the Ge Ln Office
Filed for Record 13th September 1855 at 3 O'Clock PM
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The above grant was transcribed from a microfilm copy in Deed Book Vol. E, page 130-131, Records
Building, Dallas, Texas.
Anson McCracken received this land from the Colony in 1850, through the State of Texas Patent No.
1465 Vol. 11 which was signed on 31 May 1855. On the 13th day of September, 1855, McCracken and
his wife sold it to the European & American Colonization Society of Texas, better known as the La
Reunion Colony, for four thousand eight hundred dollars. This deed was found in Deed Book Vol. E
page 131 in the Records Building in Dallas, Texas.
A. McCRACKEN & WIFE DEED TO F CANTRAGREL AGT
Know by all men by these present that we Anson McCracken and Mahala Ann
McCracken, his wife, County of Dallas and State of Texas for and in consideration of
four thousand eight hundred dollars to us in hand paid have this day and do by these
presents grant bargain sell and convey unto F Cantragrel Agent and Trustee of the
European & American Society of Colonization to Texas, all and singular the following
tract of land. To wit Situated and being in Dallas County on the nation of the Colony
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