Case file for United States vs. Abel Stearns, Alamitos, part of Nieto or Romulo [Orange and Los Angeles County]. Includes transcript of the proceedings and related documents.
Granted by Fages Nov. 20, 1784, to Manuel Nieto, 33 leagues, and by Figueroa May 22, 1834, to Juan J. Nieto; 6 leagues, by name. Claim filed by Abel Stearns Oct. 21, 1852. Confirmed by the Board Feb. 13, 1855. Confirmed by the District Court Feb. 23, 1857, and Aug. 12, 1864. Patent issued to Abel Stearns Aug. 29, 1874, for 28,027.17 acres. The patent is recorded in Los Angeles. No. 468 General Land Office map. In Los Angeles County 10,910.35 acres; in Orange County 17,116.82 acres. Bowman, J.N. Index of the Spanish-Mexican private land grant records and cases of California, I, 014 (shelved as BANC MSS C-R 17, Bancroft Library).
Associated Case Numbers: Filed Expediente 87, Unclassified Expediente 1, Expediente 103, Docket 404, 290 SD, GLO 468




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