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Family Maps of Keokuk County, Iowa Gregory A.  Boyd

Family Maps of Keokuk County, Iowa

Gregory A. Boyd

Published May 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781420314267
Paperback
230 pages
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 About the Book 

220 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 Keokuk County, Iowa,More220 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 Keokuk 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 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) . . . 3012 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 74 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 1840s748 1850s2218 1860s12 1870s3 1880s1 1890s1 1900s1 1910s12 1920s3 1930s16 1940s1 1950s1 1960s1 What Cities and Towns are in Keokuk County, Iowa (and in this book)? Atwood, Aurora, Coal Creek, Creswell, Delta, Gibson, Harper, Hayesville, Hedrick, Ioka (historical), Jamestown, Keota, Keswick, Kinross, Lanscaster, Martinsburg, Nugent, Ollie, Richland, Rosetta (historical), Sigourney, South English, Talleyrand, Thornburg, Vulcan (historical), Webster, What Cheer