Family Maps of Sumter County, Alabama, Deluxe Edition (Paperback)
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 Sumter County, Alabama, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 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. 444 pages with 113 total maps What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 6205 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 72 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: DecadeParcel-count 1820s18 1830s5812 1840s161 1850s67 1860s26 1880s20 1890s67 1900s23 1910s6 1920s3 1930s1 1940s1 What Cities and Towns are in Sumter County, Alabama (and in this book)? Bellamy, Belmont, Bluffport, Boyd, Brasfield Landing, Brewersville, Brownstown, Coatopa, Cuba, Deans Landing, Derby, Dove, Dug Hill, Emelle, Epes, Fair Oaks, Gainesville, Gaston, Geiger, Hall Creek, Hamner, Hixon, Intercourse, Kinterbish, Lilita, Livingston, Lukes Landing, McCainville, McDowell, Millville, Moore Town, Old Bluffport, Panola, Parker, Payneville, Persimmon Grove, Scratch Hill, Siloam, Sledge, Standard, Sumterville, Ward, Warsaw, Whitfield, Williams, Woodford, York, Zion Hill.