Indiana Company.

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In 1765 a group of Pennsylvania merchants and Indian traders who had suffered financial losses in the French and Indian War and Indian uprisings formed a company to seek a grant of western land as compensation. In 1768 the Six Nations of the Iroquois granted them a tract south of the Ohio River in what is now West Virginia, which they named "Indiana". The company's claim was disputed by rival land companies and the government of Virginia, which also claimed the territory. The legal controversy continued through several changes of government until 1798, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Virginia's favor.

From the description of Records relating to claim against Virginia, 1779-1792. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591444

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associatedWith Bache, Richard, 1737-1811. person
associatedWith Baynton, John, 1726-1773. person
associatedWith Bland, Theodorick, 1742-1790. person
associatedWith Croghan, George, d. 1782. person
associatedWith Floyd, William, 1734-1821. person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823. person
associatedWith Franks, David. person
associatedWith Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803. person
associatedWith Gratz, Barnard, 1738-1801. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Levy, L. Andrew. person
associatedWith Lewis, William, 1752-1819. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Morgan, George, 1743-1810. person
associatedWith Rawle, William, 1759-1836. person
associatedWith Simon, Joseph, ca. 1712-1804. person
associatedWith Trent, William, 1715-1787? person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Convention (1776) corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800. person
associatedWith Wharton, Thomas, 1735-1778. person
associatedWith Wilson, James, 1742-1798. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West Virginia
Indians of North America--Land transfers
Land companies
Iroquois Indians--Land transfers
Public lands--United States

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Active 1779

Active 1792

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