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Recon Resource - Book

Family Maps Of ...
with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and more
Contains maps by Homesteads/Land Patents and is divided into three sections.
Two major sections and one called Appendices.

This is a re-organization of the data from the BLM, but with additional information.
The main value is that the data is put together in CONTEXT (State, County, maps, neighbors, surnames, dates of purchse).

There are current publications for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma, among others.

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A. The first section gives an overview of the county/parish and prominent land holding surnames.
There is a list of towns (not all inclusive) MAPPED on a GRID system of Congressional Townships/ranges.
There is also a SURNAME/Township Index of owners, which maps to the location of their land (Meridian/Township/Range).

B. The second section contains "Township Maps", by Township/Range (Land Patent Maps).
This section contains the detail township/range maps, with the landowners (patents) names.

For example:
1. A look in the first section showed;
A map of the state, with Jackson parish in relation to the other parishes.
Map of the Congressional Townships superimposed on Jackson Parish (with cities and towns)
Surnames of patent/land owners and the location of their land(s) - Meridian/Township/Range.

** I found that an ELMORE owned 1 'parcel' of land in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. It was in the Louisiana Meridian, Township 17-N, Range 1-W.

2. Continuing on to the second section:
Index to Land Patents by SURNAME and Township/Range (within the targeted Meridian)
A MAP of the Townships within the parish, by Range/Section/Sub-section, showing land owners by name, date of purchase.

** ELMORE, Wade owned land in Township 17-N, Rage 1-W, SECTION 28 - E 1/2 of SE (quarter).
The map of that section showed Wade and neighboring land owners. and the year of purchase.

Source:
Bord, Gregory A. Family Maps of Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Deluxe. Norman, OK: Arphax Publishing Company. 2006.

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