Family Maps of Decatur County, Iowa

Family Maps of Decatur County,  Iowa
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Family Maps of Decatur County, Iowa

by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D.         214 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 Decatur County, Iowa, 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.


List of Details Found Below . . .
  What's Mapped in his book?
  What YEARS are these maps for?
  What Cities and Towns are in Decatur County, Iowa (and in this book)?
  Acts of Congress Authorizing . . .
  Indexes in this book
  Reviews by the Experts . . .
  Surnames found in this book
  Book Specifications



What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . .
    2612 Parcels of Land
  (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)

    70 Cemeteries

    plus . . .
    Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.

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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
1850s2523
1860s32
1870s15
1880s2
1890s2
1900s1
1910s2
1920s4
1930s19
1940s6
1950s7
1960s2


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What Cities and Towns are in Decatur County, Iowa (and in this book)?
Barrell, Blockly, Brucewell, Davis City, Decatur City, Garden Grove, Grand River, High Point, Kingston, Lamoni, Le Roy, Leon, Morgan, New Buda, Pleasanton, Terre Haute, Togo (historical), Tuskeego, Van Wert, Weldon, Woodland

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Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
   April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
   June 21, 1934: State Grant-School Sec Patent (48 Stat. 1185)
   May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)
   NA: Sale-Title 32 Chapter 7 (RS 2353 43 USC 672)
   September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
   March 3, 1855: ScripWarrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)
   July 22, 1854: Private Land Claim (10 Stat. 306)
   February 11, 1847: ScripWarrant Act of 1847 (9 Stat. 123)


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Indexes in this book

-Surnames in the County
  * number of times each Surname occurs

-Surname/Township Index
  * every Surname and the frequency in which each appears in relevant Township-level Maps

-Full-Name Index (of Original Landowners) for each Township

-Populated Places

-Cemeteries

-Multi-Patentees (Groups of people who acquired land together)

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Reviews by the Experts
What they are saying about the Family Maps series:
  • instant gratification! - Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
  • incredible on-going series . . . - Christine Rose, Author, Courthouse Research for Family Historians
  • must have publications . . . - Dick Eastman, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  • a great service . . . - Sharon Tate Moody, former President, Association of Professional Genealogists



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SURNAMES found in this Book:
ACTON, ADER, ADKINS, AKER, AKERS, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARNOLD, AUFRICHT, BABCOCK, BAIRD, BAKER, BALDWIN, BALEY, BALL, BARGE, BARLETT, BARNES, BARNHART, BARNS, BARRETT, BARRICKMAN, BARRY, BARTHOLOW, BEACH, BEALS, BEAMAN, BEAMS, BEAVERS, BECK, BEEMAN, BEERS, BENETT, BENNET, BENNETT, BERKEY, BERLIEN, BEST, BETHARDS, BICKFORD, BIDDLE, BIGGS, BIGS, BILLINGSLY, BISHOP, BLACK, BLAIR, BLAKEMORE, BLAKESLEY, BLAKESLY, BLOODSWORTH, BOLLING, BOND, BONEBRAKE, BONHAM, BOORD, BOOTH, BOSLER, BOWELL, BOWERS, BOYD, BOZARTH, BRADEN, BRADLEY, BRAMMER, BRANDON, BRANNER, BRANSCOM, BREMON, BRENEMAN, BRIGHT, BRILEY, BRINER, BRITTAIN, BRITTIAN, BRONSON, BROOKS, BROWN, BROWNELL, BRYAN, BURCHAM, BURDSALL, BURGE, BURGOYNE, MCALAS, MCALLISTER, MCANAREW, BURKE, BURLINGHAM, BURNES, BURNETT, BURNHAM, BURNS, BURRELL, BURTON, BUTLER, BYINGTON, BYRD, CADDELL, CAMERON, CAMPBELL, CANADA, CARL, CARPENTER, CARR, CARREN, CARRITHERS, CARROLL, CARTER, CASE, CASEY, CASH, CASTER, CHAMBERS, CHANDLER, CHASE, CHILDERS, CISSEL, CLARK, CLARKE, CLAY, CLEVELAND, CLINE, CLINKENBEARD, COLBERT, COLE, COLES, COLLINS, CONNOR, CONWELL, COOK, COONTZ, COOPER, COPELAND, COPLAND, CORY, COSTIN, COWAN, COWLES, COX, COY, COZAD, CRAFT, CRAIG, CRAWFORD, CREEK, CREES, CREVELING, CREVLING, CROCKETT, CROW, CUDDY, CULLERS, CULVER, CUNNINGHAM, CUSTER, DAILY, DALY, DANNER, DARIGON, DARNIELLE, DAUGHERTY, DAVENPORT, DAVID, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DAY, DEAN, DEVIN, DEVIRE, DEWEY, DICKENSON, DICKERSON, DICKINSON, DILLENER, DILLING, DIMICK, DIMMICK, DIVELY, DIVLEY, DOAN, DOBOZY, DODD, DORMAN, DOUGLASS, DOZE, DRAHOS, DRESEN, DRUMMOND, DUKE, DULL, DUNBAR, DUNCAN, DUNLAVY, DYSART, EARL, EAVES, ECHOLS, ECKERT, ECTON, EDMISTON, EIKER, ELLAS, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELLSWORTH, EMLEY, ENSOR, ENYART, ERIE, EVANS, FAILOR, FAIN, FARNES, FARREN, FARRENS, FAULKNER, FEIEL, FISHER, FLORA, FORSYTH, FORTNEY, FORTUNE, FOUTS, FOWLER, FRANKLIN, FRAZER, FRAZIER, FRENCH, FRIEND, FRITTER, FRY, FUGIT, GALL, GAMMON, GARBER, GARDNER, GAROUTTE, GARTLIFF, GARTNER, GASETT, GATES, GAUNT, GEBHART, GENNINGS, GIBBS, GIBSON, GILL, GINNINGS, GITTENGER, GITTINGER, GOCHENOUR, GOE, GOODMAN, GORDEN, GORDON, GORE, GOULD, GRADY, GRANDY, GRAVATT, GRAY, GREEN, GREENE, GREENWAY, GREGG, GREGORY, GRINDSTAFF, GUFFY, GUILE, GUILLIAMS, GUIRE, GUM, H, HADLEY, HAGEN, HAINER, HALE, HALL, HALSEY, HAM, HAMILTON, HAMM, HAN, HANNA, HARDEN, HARMON, HARREY, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARROW, HART, HARTMAN, HARTSOOK, HARVEY, HASHMAN, HASTY, HATFIELD, HAWK, HAWKINS, HAWLEY, HAYWOOD, HEADRICK, HEASTON, HEATH, HEDGES, HEDRICK, HEIDLEBAUGH, HENDERSON, HENDRICKS, HENKLE, HENRY, HENSHAW, HENSLEY, HESKETT, HIATT, HIBBARD, HIGHTREE, HIGHWOOD, HILLER, HINDMAN, HINDS, HINKLE, HINKLEY, HINKLIN, HINKST, HOFFMAN, HOLAND, HOLLINGSHEAD, HOLMES, HOOD, HORTON, HOSTON, HOUSEMAN, HOUSTON, HOVEN, HOWARD, HOWBERT, HOWE, HUBBARD, HUCHINSON, HUDSON, HUKILL, HULETT, HUMPHREYS, HUNT, HUTCHINSON, HUTTON, IMHOFF, INGRAM, IOWA, IRVING, IVERS, JACKMAN, JACKSON, JAMES, JARRETT, JENKINS, JENSEN, JINNINGS, JOHN, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, JONEY, JORDAN, JOSEPH, JUDD, JUETT, KEAN, KELLER, KELLOGG, KELLY, KELSEY, KENT, KERR, KILBURN, KILGORE, KING, KIOUS, KIRK, KISLING, KNAPP, KNOPP, KYNER, LADDUSAW, LAKE, LAMPMAN, LANEY, LANG, LANTZ, LARKIN, LASLEY, LAWRENCE, LEACHMAN, LEE, LEECH, LEECHMAN, LEFFLER, LENTZ, LETNER, LEWELLEN, LEWIS, LILLY, LIPPIE, LITTLE, LOGAN, LONG, LOOSE, LOSHBOUGH, LOUDER, LOVE, LOWRY, LUCAS, LUMBECK, LUNBECK, LUSHBAUGH, MACHLAN, MACY, MADARASZ, MAJTHENYI, MANN, MANNING, MANSFIELD, MARK, MARTIN, MASSENGALE, MASSINGALE, MATHES, MATHESS, MATTHEWS, MCBEE, MCCAN, MCCARTNEY, MCCARTY, MCCLAIN, MCCLURE, MCCONKY, MCCONNELL, MCCORD, MCCOY, MCCULLOUGH, MCDANIEL, MCDEVITT, MCDONALD, MCDOWELL, MCELFISH, MCFEETERS, MCGAUHEY, MCGAUKEY, MCGAWKEY, MCGREW, MCILVAIN, MCKERN, MCKEVAN, MCKINNEY, MCLAIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLELAND, MCMECHAN, MCMURTNEY, MCMURTREY, MCNELLY, MCNEW, MCNIEL, MCQUETY, MELTON, MELVILLE, MENDENHALL, MERCER, MERRITT, METIER, MEYERS, MILLAR, MILLER, MILLS, MILLSAPS, MILTON, MINE, MITCHELL, MOAD, MOFFETT, MOFFITT, MONROE, MOON, MOORE, MORAN, MORE, MOREY, MORGAN, MORRIS, MOSS, MOYERS, MUIR, MURPHY, MURRY, MYERS, NAGY, NEAL, NEICE, NEWMAN, NEWTON, NICKELL, NIECE, NIXON, NORMAN, NORRIS, NORTHRUP, NORTHUP, NOTSON, OARD, OCKERMAN, ODELL, OLMSTEAD, OLMSTED, ONEY, OREY, ORMAN, OSBORN, OSBOURN, OTTO, OWEN, PAINTER, PALMER, PANE, PARIS, PARKER, PARR, PARRIS, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PAYTON, PENNINGTON, PENRY, PERDEW, PERKINS, PERRY, PETTIS, PEYTON, PHILLIPS, PHIPPS, PICKRELL, PIERCE, PIERCY, PIFER, PIPER, PITMAN, PLACE, PLYMATE, POLEN, POLLITT, POMUTZ, POND, PORTER, POUSH, POWEL, PRAY, PRICE, PRINGLE, PRIOR, PRYOR, PURDUE, PURDUN, PURMAN, PUTERBAUGH, PUTNAM, QUERY, RAINES, RAINS, RAMER, RANDALL, RANKELS, RATLIF, RECK, RECORDS, REED, REEL, REES, REEVES, RETHERFORD, REYNOLDS, RHEIN, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICKARD, RIDDLE, RIDLEN, RIGGS, RILEA, RILEY, RITCHEY, RO, ROBBINS, ROBERTSON, ROBINET, ROBINETT, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROGERS, ROLAND, ROLPH, ROOK, ROSENGRANT, ROSS, ROWELL, ROWLE, ROWLISON, RUDE, RUMBLEY, RYAN, SALES, SAMMIS, SASLEY, SCOTT, SEALLS, SERBER, SEYBOLD, SEYMOURE, SHARP, SHAY, SHELTON, SHEPARD, SHIELDS, SHINN, SHOEMAKER, SILVENS, SILVERS, SILVEY, SIMMONS, SIMPSON, SINCO, SINES, SLACK, SLATER, SLAUGHTER, SLOAN, SLY, SMITH, SNODGRASS, SNOOK, SNYDER, SOUTH, SPARKS, SPENCER, SPRINGER, SPROWL, STANBERRY, STANDLEY, STANLEY, STANLY, STEELE, STEEN, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STERLING, STEWART, STILL, STINGLEY, STOCKOW, STONE, STONEBRAKER, STOUT, STRAWN, STULL, SUMMERS, SWAIM, SWAN, SWEET, SYLVESTER, TANNEHILL, TAPSCOTT, TAYLOR, TEMPLE, TENDLE, TERRELL, TETER, THARP, THATCHER, THERMAN, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORN, THORP, THRAILKILE, THURMAN, TIPPE, TIPPIE, TIPTON, TOFE, TONEY, TOWNSLEY, TRACEY, TRACY, TREMBLY, TROTTER, TUCKNIES, TURPEN, TURPIN, TYRA, UNTHANK, UPFIELD, UTTERBACK, UTTERBECK, VALLE, VAN BENTHUSEN, VAN WINKLE, VANCE, VANCLEVE, VANDEIVIER, VANDERPOOL, VANNOSTEND, VANNOSTRAND, VARGA, VAUGHN, VOGT, WADLEY, WAINSCOTT, WALCUTT, WALDEN, WALKER, WALLER, WALLINGFORD, WALTERS, WALTON, WALTZ, WARFORD, WARICK, WARNER, WARREN, WARTENBE, WASSON, WATKINS, WATSON, WEAR, WEBB, WEBSTER, WELDEN, WELDON, WELLMAN, WENGER, WEST, WESTERBELT, WESTERVELT, WESTPHALL, WHARTON, WHITE, WHITMIRE, WHITNEY, WHITTIG, WILCUT, WILEY, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WIMER, WINN, WION, WIONE, WIRE, WISE, WITRIGHT, WITTEN, WITTER, WOLFE, WOLPH, WOOD, WOODARD, WOODBURY, WOODMANSEE, WOODS, WOOLEY, WOOLLEY, WOOLMAN, WORNSTAFF, WRIGHT, YETER, ZEIGLER, ZORNES


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Book Specifications
Binding OptionCopyright YearDimensionsISBNISBN13
Paperback20108-5/16" x 10-3/4"142031405X9781420314052
Spiral-bound20078-1/2" x 11" (plus coil)14203071859781420307184
Hardbound20078-1/2" x 11"14203071939781420307191


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