A C Haney buried in the Springfield cemetery. There are other Haney's there:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ha...
--I didn't find one that could be his daughter.
The 1900 Census of Avon, Bon Homme Co, SD
John Arney, born Jan 1862 in Michigan to father born in OH, mother in MI
Ida, Oct 1872, born in NY to both parents born in NY, married six years, mother of 3/3 living
George H, Aug 1894, SD
Ellan(as written), born April 1896 in SD
Annie(?), born Oct 1898 in SD
--George H. Arney, born 18 Aug 1895 in SD, died 11 Jan 1957 in Olympia, WA
--Margaret Ellen Arney, born 3/20/1897 in SD, married Arthur James Harris, two children (Mildred 1918 to 1970 in Tacoma), died June 6, 1988 in Puyallup. Her obit was in the Tacoma News Tribune on 9 June 1988, page B-4. To obtain it:http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/Obituaries.aspx
--Anna Ida Arney, born Oct 1898 in SD, died 1980 in Olympia (not confirmed by sources).
The 1910 Census of Underwood, Pennington Co, SD
John L Arney, age 41(1868/1869), born in Michigan to both parents born in Ohio, salesman/lumber, Third marriage of 8 years.
Mattie B, wife, age 32, born in Wisconsin to both parents born in WI, mother of 5/3 living, second marriage
George H, age 14
Margaret E (Ellen?), 13
Carl J, 7
Mattie B, 3.
The 1920 Census of Mt Vernon, Davison Co, SD
John L Arney, age 51(1868/1869), Michigan/Ohio/Michigan, oil man/standard oil
Mattie B, 42, WI/WI/WI
Floy, 4 11/12
Jay, 3 6/12.
The Bureau of Land Management has a database of land patents http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabI...
issued under the Homestead Acthttp://www.legendsofamerica.com/AH-Homestead.html
And other Congressional Land Acts.
It shows an Alexander C. Haney obtained land in Bon Homme County twice:
a. On 8/1/1883, he obtained 160 acres of land at Township 93 North, Range 61 West, Section 26, the SE quarter of Section 26.
b. 10/6/1988, obtained 160 acres at Township 94N, Range 61 West, Section 11, the SE Quarter of Section 11, at 5th Meridian.
I'll show you how to look up the last one for location, then you can look up the first one:
5th Meridian, Twpship 94 N, Range 61 West, Section 11. Enter these with S. Dakota at:http://www.esg.montana.edu/gl/trs-data.html
The new window shows a lot of location areas, and not the Map of the area is just NW to Springfield Map. When you note these areas, click on the blue "Switch to TerraServer."
In the new window of Microsoft Maps, at the top left of the map, click on the largest blue box for size. Then in the next window, click on the right side for "Topo Map."
In this next topographic map, you'll see squares. These are Sections. A Section contains 640 acres and is one square mile in size. In the center of some, you'll see a red-colored number (1, 6, 31... these are the Section numbers). Now, note the red colored "1" in the square just left (west) of the square having a red colored 6. Now note the square down one from "1" (south) and then one to the left (west), having a "470" in the center. In the center of that square left click on that "470" with your mouse. In the next window, again left click on that "470." Now scroll down to the center of the next window and you'll see a red colored "11" in the center.
The land patent identified he obtained the South East Quarter of that Section (the bottom right quarter). You can note the Zion Cemetery in Section 10 on the south east quarter of that section. This area is in:http://msrmaps.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=14&X=72...
You can zoom out from that area using the scale on the top left. I'd also suggest comparing the area with http://classic.mapquest.com/
You can switch between street map and aerial (photo) maps.
The Patent records:
Here is an example of what "might" be found in a land patent application package. This example is for the Charles Ingalls property (Little House on the Prarie). http://www.archives.gov/research/land/ingalls/index.html
To obtain a copy of the land patent records issued under the Homestead Act:
First, find your ancestor's land patent information: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabI...
(Those that I identified).
By online method: Click on the above link and follow the instructions to submit your order online. Again, use the BLM site data to complete.
Click on http://www.archives.gov/forms/pdf/natf-84.pdf
and download the NATF Form 84. The BLM Land Patent site will have the needed information for the form.
The form indicates, "If available, please attach one cpy of the original land patent, tract book pages, or Bureau of Land Management GLO listing for this land entry." You could copy the original land patent image from the online site above, as well as the window link I've included above. But, if you attach pages, you would probably have to mail your application.
When the research staff has located your documents, you will be contacted with the information about how many actual pages were found and the cost for reproduction.