Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory

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The Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory was a United States government official responsible for surveying land in the Northwest Territory in the United States late in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.wikipedia
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Public Land Survey System

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This act, and those that followed evolved into the Public Land Survey System.
Following the passage of the Northwest Ordinance, in 1787, the Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory platted lands in the Northwest Territory.

Jared Mansfield

Jared Mansfield held the office from 1803 to 1813.
Again at Jefferson's appointment, Mansfield served as the Surveyor General of the United States from 1803 to 1812, charged with extending the survey of United States land in the Northwest Territory.

Lytle family

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William Lytle served 1829 until his death in 1831.
Three Lytle relatives were named Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory, based in Cincinnati after 1808.

William Johnston (judge)

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Judge William Johnston held the office 1841–1845 as thanks for his efforts in supporting the Whig ticket in 1840.
He served in the state legislature, was Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory, was a judge, and was nominated by his party for Governor of Ohio.

Andrew Ellicott

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In 1801, the position was offered to Andrew Ellicott by Thomas Jefferson, but he refused, because he was upset at slow pay for work he had done for the federal government.
The third President Thomas Jefferson then offered Ellicott the post of Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory.

Josiah Meigs

Josiah Meigs held office 1813 to 1815, and Edward Tiffin from 1815 to his death in 1829.
After his academic career at UGA, Meigs was appointed Surveyor General by President James Madison in 1812, residing in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rufus Putnam

Rufus Putnam was appointed to the office in 1797, and held it until 1803.
In 1796, Putnam was appointed by the President as the first Surveyor General of the United States, a position he held until 1803.

Edward Tiffin

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Josiah Meigs held office 1813 to 1815, and Edward Tiffin from 1815 to his death in 1829.
In 1814, he became the Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory, exchanging positions with Josiah Meigs so that he might spend more time near his home in Chillicothe.

Robert Todd Lytle

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Micajah T. Williams held the office 1831 to 1834, when Robert Todd Lytle took over.
He served as Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory in 1834-1838, and major general of Ohio Militia in 1838.

Moravian Indian Grants

three 4000 acre tracts
Putnam was occupied in 1797 with laying off the Greenville Treaty Line and surveying the United States Military District and Moravian Indian Grants, and he started the survey of Congress Lands in 1798.
That the said Surveyor General be, and he is hereby, required to cause to be surveyed three several tracts of land, containing four thousand acres each, at Shoenbrun, Gnadenhutten, and Salem; being the tracts formerly set apart ... for the society of the United Brethren for the propagation of the gospel among the heathen; and to issue a patent or patents for the said three tracts to the said society, in trust ...

United States

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The Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory was a United States government official responsible for surveying land in the Northwest Territory in the United States late in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

Northwest Territory

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The Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory was a United States government official responsible for surveying land in the Northwest Territory in the United States late in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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The position was created in the Land Act of 1796 to survey lands ceded by Indians northwest of the Ohio River and above the mouth of the Kentucky River.

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The position was created in the Land Act of 1796 to survey lands ceded by Indians northwest of the Ohio River and above the mouth of the Kentucky River.

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The position was created in the Land Act of 1796 to survey lands ceded by Indians northwest of the Ohio River and above the mouth of the Kentucky River.

Thomas Jefferson

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In 1801, the position was offered to Andrew Ellicott by Thomas Jefferson, but he refused, because he was upset at slow pay for work he had done for the federal government.

Cincinnati

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His office was in Cincinnati.

Chillicothe, Ohio

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Tiffin had his office in Chillicothe.

Ohio

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The Surveyor General of Illinois office was created on April 29, 1816, reducing effective area to Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

Indiana

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The Surveyor General of Illinois office was created on April 29, 1816, reducing effective area to Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

Michigan

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The Surveyor General of Illinois office was created on April 29, 1816, reducing effective area to Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

Whig Party (United States)

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Judge William Johnston held the office 1841–1845 as thanks for his efforts in supporting the Whig ticket in 1840.

Lucius Lyon

Lucius Lyon was appointed in 1845, and moved his office to Detroit.

Detroit

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Lucius Lyon was appointed in 1845, and moved his office to Detroit.