I searched for anyone with the surname Wayman receiving US land in California and there were several parcels that went to Theodore Wayman and several to Thomas Wayman out of the Sacramento office. But none were as early as 1886.
Usually the deed or patent is part of the file, but the pdf was not working tonight.
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Found two pages with the name Wayman but none with that date. Please click on link..
Thank you for the information. I have a document that purports to be a deed resulting from Homested Cxx 2192 Application 3265 but it is not completely readable so I was hoping to find a copy clean enough to transcribe. at the bottom of the document it states
Recorder of the General Land Office
Recorded Sep 30, 1886 4PM
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This looks more like a county level deed entry and a federal land patent, which are usually on a printed form. I did discover that on the Bureau of Land Management -General Land Office website that the person who obtained this land in Sierra Co (certificate 2192) through the homestead act is listed as Thomas Wagman. https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=CACAAA%20052553&docClass=SER&sid=wbigdjzm.o0w#patentDet…
Looking at the people who owned adjoining land, I found that George T. Wayman obtained 2 parcels in 1900. I believe that George T. was the son of Thomas Wayman.
Dear Mr. Adasiewicz,
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We suggest that you search the General Land Office Records from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for land records for the Wayman surname in California. This site provides access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present. The database contains images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records.
You also may wish to check the Ancestry website for more information on land office records from 1775 to 2015. This collection contains over 2 million land patents and homesteads. A land patent is a document recording the passing of a land title from the government, or other proprietor, to the patentee/grantee. This is the first-title deed and the true beginning of private ownership of the land. The patent describes in legal terms the land to which the title is given. Information recorded in these records includes the name of patentee(s), issue date, state of patent, land office issuing the patent, how many acres of land, and the legal land description.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!