Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1742
Death 1814-02-26

Biographical notes:

Soldier, jurist, and frontiersman.

From the description of Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067829

After serving as a New Jersey legislator, judge, and Continental Congressman, Symmes purchased a million acres in Ohio in 1787, where he established several settlements including Cincinnati.

From the description of ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626085

The collection consists of a photostat of a letter from Symmes in Vincennes to Robert Morris in New York, June 22, 1790. Symmes describes Vincennes and its citizens, problems with land titles, and his colleague on the bench.

From the description of Letter, 1790 June 22, Vincennes, Ind. [to] Robert Morris, New York. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771892

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Subjects:

  • Patents
  • Tenant farmers
  • Judges
  • Courts

Occupations:

  • Jurists
  • Soldiers
  • Frontiersmen

Places:

  • Vincennes (Ind.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Indiana--Vincennes (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)
  • Northwest, Old (as recorded)