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Family Maps of Allen Parish, Louisiana (Paperback)

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286 pages with 98 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 Allen Parish, Louisiana, 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. What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 3103 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 27 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 1830s1 1840s12 1850s17 1860s115 1870s26 1880s1025 1890s1187 1900s652 1910s61 1920s3 What Cities and Towns are in Allen Parish, Louisiana (and in this book)? Bel, Bernard, Bond, Canton, Cherry Grove, Coverdale, Elder, Elizabeth, Emad, Foley, Fontenot, Fords (historical), Grant, Gravel Point, Hampton, Harmony, Houston (historical), Indian Village, Kinder, Lauderdale, Le Blanc, Le Jeune, Lyles, Mab, Marionville (historical), Mittie, Moeling (historical), Oakdale, Oakdale, Oberlin, Pawnee, Reeves, Reids, Simmons Settlement, Soileau, Stanley, Tenmile, Ward.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420312430
ISBN-10: 142031243X
Publisher: Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication Date: May 20th, 2010
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Family Maps