Family Maps of Van Buren County, Michigan
by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D. 250 pages with 62 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 Van Buren County, Michigan
, 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 Van Buren County, Michigan (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) . . .
3366 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)
19 Cemeteries plus . . .
Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.Back to Top of Description
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:
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What Cities and Towns are in Van Buren County, Michigan (and in this book)?
Almena, Bangor, Berlamont, Bloomingdale, Braywood, Breedsville, Covert, Crystal Beach, Decatur, Fish Corners, Friendsville, Fritzburg, Glendale, Gobles, Grand Junction, Hartford, Indian Grove, Keeler, Kendall, Kibbie, Lacota, Lawrence, Lawton, Linden Hills, Maple Grove Corners, Mattawan, McDonald, Mentha, Palisades Park, Paw Paw, Pine Grove, Sister Lakes, South Haven, Stoughton Corners, Sulphur Springs, Teapot Dome, Toquin, West Bangor, Wildwood, Woodland BeachBack to Top of Description
Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)Back to Top of Description
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
-Multi-Patentees (Groups of people who acquired land together)Back to Top of Description
Reviews by the Experts
What they are saying about the Family Maps
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- 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
SURNAMES found in this Book:
ABBE, ABBOTT, ABELL, ACKLEY, ADAMS, ADYE, AGARD, ALEXANDER, ALGER, ALLARD, ALLEN, ALLISON, AMIDON, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANGEL, ANNABLE, ARMITAGE, ARMSTRONG, ASHWIN, ATHEARN, ATLEE, ATTERBURY, ATWATER, AU-KE-STA, AUSTIN, AVERY, AVY, BABBIT, BABCOCK, BACON, BAILEY, BAKER, BALL, BANCROFT, BANGS, BANISTER, BANNISTER, BARBER, BARCLAY, BARKER, BARNARD, BARNES, BARNEY, BARNUM, BARNUN, BARRETT, BARTHOLOMEW, BARTLETT, BAXTER, BEACH, BEAL, BEALS, BEAN, BEARDSLEE, BECHT, BECKWITH, BEDEL, BEEBE, BEERS, BELCHER, BELL, BENARD, BENHAM, BENJAMIN, BENNETT, BENSON, BERRY, BERTRAND, BESSEY, BETTS, BEWLEY, BEYERS, BIDDLE, BIDWELL, BIGELOW, BINGHAM, BIRD, BIRES, BISHOP, BIXBY, BLACKWELL, BLANCHARD, BLANDEN, BLODGET, BLOOD, BLY, BOIES, BOMGARTNER, BONFOEY, BONFOY, BONNY, BONNYCASTLE, BOOGHER, BOOTH, BRACE, BRACKETT, BRADFORD, BRAGE, BRANCH, BRATT, BREED, BREESE, BRIGGS, BRININSTOOL, BRONSON, BROOKS, BROTHERTON, BROWN, BROWNE, BRUNDIGE, BRYAN, BUCK, BUEL, BUELL, BUNDY, BURDICK, BURDSALL, BURGET, BURNETT, BURNS, BURR, BURRELL, BURROWS, BUSH, BUSHNELL, BUSKIRK, BUTLER, BUTTERFIELD, BUYS, CAH, CALDWELL, CALVIN, CAMP, CAMPBELL, CAREY, CARLTON, CARMAN, CARPENTER, CARR, CARRIER, CARTER, CARVER, CARY, CASE, CATE, CAVANAUGH, CAVENAGH, CAWKEE, CHADWICK, CHANDLER, CHAPIN, CHARLES, CHARMBLIN, CHASE, CHATFIELD, CHENIGAR, CHRISTIE, CHURCH, CLAPSADDLE, CLARK, CLAY, CLEMENT, CLEVELAND, CLIFFORD, CLYDE, CLYMER, COBB, COBURN, COCK, COLEMAN, COLLINS, COLT, COMLY, COMPTON, COMSTOCK, CONANT, CONDRON, CONKLIN, CONWAY, COOK, COOKE, COOLEY, COOMBS, COOMES, COON, COOPER, COPLEY, CORNING, CORRY, COWGILL, COZEN, CRABB, CRAFT, CRANE, CRARY, CRAWFORD, CRESSON, CRITTENDEN, CROFOOT, CROOKS, CROUL, CURRY, CURTIS, CUSHING, DALRYMPLE, DANE, DANIELS, DARLING, DAVENPORT, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAY, DE LONG, DEACON, DEAN, DEAVENPORT, DELL, DELLANDAVILL, DELOE, DENNIS, DENSMORE, DERBY, DEROSIER, DEVILBISS, DEVLIN, DEVLING, DEXTER, DEYO, DEZENG, DIBBLE, DICKSON, DISBROW, DIX, DOANE, DOBBYN, DODGE, DODGSON, DODS, DOOLITTLE, DOP, DORMAN, DORR, DOTEN, DOTY, DOUGHTY, DOWNING, DOX, DOYLE, DRAKE, DUNBAR, DUNCAN, DUNCOMBE, DUNHAM, DURANT, DURKEE, DYCKMAN, DYKEMAN, DYRAULT, EAGER, EARL, EARLE, EASTMAN, EATON, ECCLESTON, ECKLER, EDDY, EDWARDS, EKENBARGER, ELDER, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELY, EMERSON, ENGLE, EVANS, EVERARD, EVERETT, FAIRCHILD, FARPAR, FELLOWS, FIELD, FIELDS, FINCH, FINK, FISH, FISHER, FISK, FITCH, FITTS, FITZGERALD, FLAGG, FLETCHER, FLINT, FOOT, FOOTE, FORD, FOSTER, FOUNTAIN, FOWLER, FRANK, FRARY, FRASER, FREEMAN, FREESE, FRENCH, FRINK, FRITTS, FURGUSON, GAGE, GAMBLE, GANSON, GANTT, GARD, GARDNER, GARNSEY, GATES, GAY, GEER, GIBBS, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILLINGHAM, GILLMAN, GILMAN, GILSON, GLAZIER, GLOVER, GOBLE, GODFREY, GOFF, GOODMAN, GOODRICH, GOODWIN, GORDON, GOSS, GOULD, GRANT, GRAVES, GRAY, GREEN, GREENMAN, GREGG, GREMPS, GRENYOS, GRIFFIN, GRIFFIS, GRIFFITH, GRIMES, GRISWOLD, GROUT, GRUBER, GUE, GUNN, GUNTON, GWINN, HACKLEY, HALE, HALL, HALLETT, HAMILTON, HAMMILL, HAMMOND, HANCOCK, HANER, HANNAH, HANNAHS, HARE, HARPER, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HART, HARVEY, HASCALL, HASKINS, HATCH, HATHAWAY, HATHEWAY, HAVEN, HAVENS, HAWKS, HAWLEY, HAYDEN, HAYDON, HAYNES, HAYWOOD, HAZARD, HEALY, HEARSEY, HEATH, HENNESSY, HENTSCHEL, HENTZEL, HENTZELL, HERRINGTON, HERRON, HERSEY, HEWIT, HEYDON, HICKS, HILL, HILLIARD, HINCKLEY, HINKLEY, HISRODT, HOEGE, HOGMIRE, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOLLISTER, HOLMES, HOPE, HOPKINS, HORTON, HOSKINS, HOSMER, HOUSE, HOWARD, HOYT, HUDSON, HULBERT, HULL, HUMPHREY, HUNGERFORD, HUNT, HUNTER, HUNTINGTON, HURLBURT, HUSSEY, HUSTON, HUTCHINS, HUTCHINSON, HUYCK, IDE, IRWIN, IVORY, JANES, JEFFERS, JEFFREY, JENKINS, JEWELL, JOHNS, JOHNSON, JONES, JOSLYN, JULIAN, KA-ME-NA-DA, KEE, KEELER, KEITH, KELLOGG, KELLY, KELSEY, KEMP, KENNEDY, KENYON, KERN, KERR, KETCHAM, KETCHUM, KEYES, KIMMEL, KING, KINGSLAND, KINNER, KINNEY, KIOLEN, KIVLEN, KNAPP, KNEPPER, KNERS, KNICKERBOCKER, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, KRAMER, KRAUSE, KREATZ, LA GRAVE, LACY, LADD, LAFLER, LAGRAVE, LAMB, LAMBERSON, LAMPSON, LAMSON, LANE, LANGDON, LANMAN, LANNING, LANSING, LARUE, LATHAM, LAUDERKING, LAURENCE, LAW, LAWRANCE, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEIPOLD, LEONARD, LEPPER, LEROY, LEWIS, LINDSLEY, LITTLE, LIVERMORE, LONG, LONGSTREET, LONGWELL, LOOMIS, LORD, LORUT, LOTHROP, LOUKS, LOVELAND, LOVELL, LUCE, LUDINGTON, LULL, LUM, LYLE, LYMAN, LYNCH, LYNN, LYON, LYSTER, LYTLE, MACK, MAGILL, MALLORY, MAMGUA, MANICE, MANION, MANLEY, MANNING, MARKES, MARKLE, MARSH, MARTIN, MARVIN, MASON, MATHERS, MATHEWS, MATTHEWS, MAXAM, MAXWELL, MCCARTHY, MCCAY, MCCLINTOCK, MCCLURE, MCCOMSEY, MCCONNELL, MCCRACKEN, MCDERMID, MCDONALD, MCDONELL, MCDOWELL, MCGHAN, MCINTOSH, MCKAY, MCKINNEY, MCKINSTRY, MCMINN, MCNITT, MCUMBER, MCVEAN, MEAD, MEARS, MELLEN, MELONY, MELSON, MERRIAM, MERRILL, MERRIMAN, MERRIT, MERRITT, MESSENGER, MIDDLETON, MILLARD, MILLER, MILLS, MINER, MITCHELL, MIX, MOFFATT, MOFFITT, MONROE, MOON, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRILL, MORRIS, MORRISON, MOSHER, MOTA, MOTAY, MOTT, MOULTON, MOWER, MUNGER, MUNN, MUNROE, MUNSON, MURCH, MURDOCK, MURPHY, MURRAY, MYERS, NASH, NESBITT, NEWCOMB, NEWENCE, NEWTON, NICHOLS, NILES, NIXON, NORTH, NORTHROP, NORTHRUP, NORTON, OBRIEN, OLDS, OLMSTED, OLNEY, ONEAIL, ORR, OSTROM, OTIS, OTTO, OWEN, PACKARD, PACKER, PALMER, PAPENDIECK, PARISH, PARKER, PARKS, PARNELL, PARRISH, PARSONS, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PATTISON, PAYN, PAYNE, PEARCE, PEARSON, PECK, PEGAWKSEE, PERKINS, PERRAULT, PERRINE, PHELPS, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS, PIERCE, PINNEY, PITCHER, PLATT, PLETCHER, POI, POLMANTEER, POMEROY, POOR, PORTER, POTTER, PRATER, PRATT, PRESTON, PRICE, PRINDLE, PUGSLEY, PULLMAN, PURDY, PUTNEY, RAMALY, RANDALL, RANDELL, RANDOLPH, RANNEY, RANSOM, RANSON, RATHBONE, RAYMOND, READ, REDFORN, REED, REES, RELYEA, REMINGTON, REYNNELLS, REYNOLDS, RHOADES, RHODES, RICE, RICHARDSON, RIPLEY, ROBERT, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROCKWELL, ROLLIN, ROOKER, ROOT, ROSECRANTZ, ROSIER, ROTNOUR, ROWLAND, ROYS, RUDD, RUGGLES, RUSSELL, SAFFORD, SAGE, SAH, SALEE, SANAGOWA, SANDERSON, SANDFORD, SATTERLEE, SAVAGE, SAWTELL, SCHERMERHORN, SCHUYLER, SCOTT, SCRIMGER, SEELEY, SELLECK, SERGEANT, SERREL, SEYMOUR, SHA-KA-NABE, SHAVER, SHAW, SHELDON, SHEPARD, SHERBURN, SHERMAN, SHERMERHORN, SHERWOOD, SHOOKMAN, SHORT, SHUCK, SHULTS, SHUTTS, SIKES, SILL, SIMMONS, SIMPSON, SINKLER, SISSON, SKINNER, SLACK, SLADE, SLAUSON, SMITH, SNIDECON, SNYDER, SOURS, SOUTHARD, SOUTHWARD, SPALDING, SPEARS, SPEICHER, SPENCER, SPINNING, SPRAGUE, SPRINGSTEEN, SPURBECK, STAATS, STADDEN, STAFFORD, STARKWEATHER, STEBBINS, STERNE, STEVENS, STEVENSON, STEWART, STILWELL, STODDARD, STONE, STOPHER, STOVER, STOW, STRINGHAM, STURGES, STURGESS, SUMMERS, SUMNER, SURDAM, SUTHERLAND, SUTTON, SUYLAND, SWEET, SWICK, SWICKARD, SWIFTH, SWIFTHT, TALBOT, TAMBLING, TAYLOR, THACHER, THAYER, THOMAS, THOMES, THOMPSON, THORP, TIBBITTS, TIMMONS, TISDALE, TISDEL, TITTLE, TO, TODD, TOMLINSON, TOMPKINS, TO-POSH, TOQUEN, TORREY, TRASK, TRAVIS, TREAT, TREDWELL, TROTTER, TROWBRIDGE, TRUMAN, TRYON, TUBBS, TURNER, TUTTLE, TWINING, TYLER, VAIL, VALLEAN, VAN AUKEN, VAN AVERY, VAN DE WALKER, VAN DUZER, VAN FLEET, VAN WAGENEN, VAN WAGENER, VANCE, VANDERBOGART, VANHISE, VANTASSELL, VICKERY, VIELE, VOSE, VRADENBURGH, WADSWORTH, WAGER, WAGGONER, WAIT, WALKER, WALKLEY, WALLDORFF, WALTER, WALTERHOUSE, WA-PIN-NA-TO, WARD, WARNER, WARREN, WATERMAN, WATKINS, WATSON, WEATHERWAX, WEAVER, WEBBER, WEBSTER, WELLER, WELLS, WELSHER, WELTON, WESAW, WEST, WETMORE, WHEELER, WHIPPLE, WHITAKER, WHITCOMB, WHITE, WHITELAW, WHITMORE, WHITTET, WIGGINS, WILCOX, WILDER, WILDEY, WILLARD, WILLETT, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WINCH, WINSLOW, WINTERTON, WISEMAN, WISNER, WOLCOTT, WOLF, WOOD, WOODMAN, WOODRUFF, WOODS, WOODWARD, WOODWORTH, WOOLSTON, WRIGHT, YAH, YOREL, YORK, YOUNGBack to Top of Description
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|Binding Option||Copyright Year||Dimensions||ISBN||ISBN13|
|Paperback||2010||8-5/16" x 10-3/4"||1420313800||9781420313802|
|Spiral-bound||2007||8-1/2" x 11" (plus coil)||142030660X||9781420306606|
|Hardbound||2007||8-1/2" x 11"||1420306618||9781420306613|