Family Maps of Jefferson County, Illinois
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Paperback. 310 pages. Dimensions: 11.0in. x 8.5in. x 0.7in.302 pages with 53 total maps Locating original landowners in maps has never been an easy task-until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Jefferson County, Illinois, gleaned from the indexes of the Illinois State Archives. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries. Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a persons name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds. The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s. Whats Mapped in this book (that youll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 6006 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 102 Cemeteries plus . . . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc. What YEARS are these maps for Here are the counts for parcels of land mapped, by the decade in which the corresponding land patents were issued: Decade Parcel-count 1810s 182 1820s 26 1830s 970 1840s 685 1850s 3514 1860s 147 1870s 316 1880s 413 1890s 160 1900s 31 What Cities and Towns are in Jefferson County, Illinois (and in this book) Bakerville, Baldwin Heights, Belle Rive, Bluford, Bonnie, Boyd, Camp Ground, Cravat, Dareville, Divide, Dix, Drivers, Emerson City, Fitzgerrell (historical), Harmony, Harris Grove (historical), Idlewood, Ina, Jefferson City, Lynchburg (historical), Marcoe, Markham City, Marlow, Morganville, Mount Vernon, Nason, Opdyke, Pigeon (historical), Roaches, Scheller, Shields, Shirley, Spring Garden, Stratton, Summersville, Texico, Waltonville, Webster Hill Estates, Williamsburg, Woodlawn This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781420315516
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Title: Family Maps of Jefferson County, Illinois
Publisher: Arphax Publishing Co.
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