Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Grant Land to One of Ohio’s Foremost Pioneers

Document signed by Jefferson as President and Madison as Vice President, Washington December 20, 1808, acknowledging that Rudolph Bair of Columbiana County, Ohio, having paid for the southeast quarter of land sold at Steubenville, Ohio, is granted that land. The quarter that Bair purchased would have been 160 acres.

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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Grant Land to One of Ohio’s Foremost Pioneers

Document signed by Jefferson as President and Madison as Vice President, Washington December 20, 1808, acknowledging that Rudolph Bair of Columbiana County, Ohio, having paid for the southeast quarter of land sold at Steubenville, Ohio, is granted that land. The quarter that Bair purchased would have been 160 acres.

Bair was born in York county, Pennsylvania, and when grown removed to Columbiana County when Ohio was still a territory. At the call for a convention in 1802 to frame the state constitution, Bair was chosen as one of the delegates. He was then a member of the first legislature after the adoption of the Ohio Constitution.

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