Excellent partly printed document signed "Christopher Hurlbut". Folio, County of Steuben, New York, January 6th 1830, transferring a tract of land to his son, Christopher Hurlbut, Jr., in part: "In consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars, lawful money of the United States... in hand paid... the recipient is hereby confessed to have granted, sold, released to his heirs and assigns forever, All of a certain parcel of land situated in Howellsville aforesaid..." This land tract was originally held by Robert Morris, financier of the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Weakness and slight separation at the center fold, otherwise in very good condition.
American patriot and military officer who served as Aide-de-camp under the immediate command of General George Washington. In 1779 he distinguished himself by capturing renegade Iroquois Indians who hunted down tortured and murdered fleeing patriots who had participated in the Battle of Wyoming (Pennsylvania). After the war, using his own funds, he acquired large tracts of land that were part of the original Robert Morris holdings that now encompass Steuben, Allegany, and Livingston Counties in New York State. He is responsible for planning and constructing the first roads and turnpike in Steuben County. Not surprisingly, Hurlbut was a founding member of the Society of Cincinnati in New York State.