Family Maps of Macoupin County, Illinois (Paperback)

Family Maps of Macoupin County, Illinois By Gregory a. Boyd J. D. Cover Image

Family Maps of Macoupin County, Illinois (Paperback)

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352 pages with 77 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 Macoupin 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 person's 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. What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 6569 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 122 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 patent applications were made: DecadeParcel-count 1820s31 1830s3673 1840s1999 1850s854 1860s7 1870s1 1910s3 1920s1 What Cities and Towns are in Macoupin County, Illinois (and in this book)? Anderson, Atwater, Barr, Baylestown, Benld, Brighton, Bunker Hill, Carlinville, Carlsburg, Centerville, Challacombe, Chesterfield, Comer, Dorchester, Eagerville, East Gillespie, Enos, Gillespie, Girard, Greenridge, Hagaman, Henderson, Hettick, Hornsby, Lake Ka-ho, Macoupin, McVey, Medora, Miles Station, Millville, Modesto, Mount Clare, Mount Olive, Nilwood, Palmyra, Piasa, Plainview, Reader, Royal Lake, Sawyerville, Schoper, Scottville, Shipman, Standard City, Staunton, Summerville, Virden, White City, Wilsonville, Womac, Woodburn.

Product Details ISBN: 9781420311785
ISBN-10: 1420311786
Publisher: Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication Date: May 20th, 2010
Pages: 364
Language: English