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Family Maps of Bates County, Missouri Gregory A.  Boyd

Family Maps of Bates County, Missouri

Gregory A. Boyd

Published May 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781420315578
Paperback
418 pages
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408 pages with 80 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 Bates County, Missouri,More408 pages with 80 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 Bates County, Missouri, 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 persons 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. Whats Mapped in this book (that youll not likely find elsewhere) . . . 7735 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 42 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 1840s585 1850s6602 1860s444 1870s57 1880s7 1890s6 1900s10 1910s4 1920s6 1930s1 1940s3 1950s6 1970s2 1980s1 What Cities and Towns are in Bates County, Missouri (and in this book)? Aaron, Adrian, Altona, Amoret, Amsterdam, Athol, Ballard, Burdett, Butler, Coleville, Cornland, Crescent Hill, Foster, Hudson, Hume, Johnstown, Lacyville, Mayesburg, Merwin, Monteith Junction, Mulberry, New Home, Nyhart, Papinville, Passaic, Peru, Pleasant Gap, Prairie City, Rich Hill, Rockville, Rucker, South Drexel, Sprague, Spruce, Virginia, Worland