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Wake County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1800-1939) By Stewart Dunaway
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Wake County was formed in 1771, from the eastern part of Orange County, and from parts of Johnston and Cumberland counties. Wake was reduced a little in size when Durham County was formed in 1881... More > (from part of Wake and Orange). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. This collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Only 1 document from the 18th century survives (although cataloged as undated). INCLUDED in this book is PART OF another box of records dealing with land being sold due to debt or tax issues. In addition to this box of records there are other collections, of which only one of the three boxes of Ejectments is currently planned by this author.< Less
Rowan County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records (1753-1921) By Stewart Dunaway
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Rowan County was formed in 1753, defining the western boundary of Orange County (1752). Officially, it was formed from Anson County. When Anson County was formed in 1750, it was the western... More > “open-ended” county running along the South Carolina line. Now Rowan became the western frontier. It ran from VA line to Granville’s southern line. However, Rowan was reduced in size, Guilford (1771) and Surry (1771). Then Burke (1777), Iredell (1788), Davidson (1822), and Davie (1836). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, procession, etc. Rowan County also has a 1-box collection of Ejectments (land disputes) and is currently planned to be transcribed. As old and historical as Rowan County is, this is a modest collection of 18th century land records.< Less
Mecklenburg County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol 1 (1767-1953) By Stewart Dunaway
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Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762, from the western part of Anson County. When Anson County was formed in 1750, it was the western “open-ended” county running along the South Carolina... More > line. This area will be in dispute for decades. The SC-NC boundary line was an issue for many years, and the source to disputes even amongst the McCulloh’s (Great Tracts) who owned granted land in the general vicinity. Nevertheless, Mecklenburg County was reduced in size for the following counties; Cabarrus (1792), Tryon (1768), and Union (1842). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, procession, etc. This two-box collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Therefore, Box 1 is “A-P” and Box 2 “P-T” both boxes span the years of 1767 to 1953. Mecklenburg County also has a 4-box collection of Ejectments (land disputes) of which only the oldest box is currently planned to be transcribed.< Less
Orlando, FL - A Historical Review using Postcards By Stewart Dunaway
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This color book documents Orlando, Florida's history using postcards from the authors collection. In addition, this book uses research from a 2-vol history on the town written by Eva Bacon, as well... More > as other histories. More detailed dates and names originate from deed records and the Sanborn Fire Maps. Other books and records were used to provide as much information as possible. Since these postcards were imaged with high-resolution digital cameras, cropped images can zoom into detail finding names and businesses within the postcard's image - never seen before (or overlooked). A detailed index is provided for both a postcard collector as well as a researcher or genealogist (family names= Last, Given name).< Less
Mecklenburg County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol 2 (1767-1953) By Stewart Dunaway
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Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762, from the western part of Anson County. When Anson County was formed in 1750, it was the western “open-ended” county running along the South Carolina... More > line. This area will be in dispute for decades. The SC-NC boundary line was an issue for many years, and the source to disputes even amongst the McCulloh’s (Great Tracts) who owned granted land in the general vicinity. Nevertheless, Mecklenburg County was reduced in size for the following counties; Cabarrus (1792), Tryon (1768), and Union (1842). Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, procession, etc. This two-box collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Therefore, Box 1 is “A-P” and Box 2 “P-T” both boxes span the years of 1767 to 1953. THIS VOLUME HAS the priceless collection of PLATS and Procession Records. Mecklenburg County also has a 4-box collection of Ejectments (title disputes) only the oldest box is currently planned to be transcribed.< Less
Mecklenburg Road, Bridge and Ferry Records - 1783-1921 By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original petitions as found in the NC Archives for Mecklenburg County (Charlotte). They have been transcribed and indexed for researchers. It should be noted that... More > this county collection is NOT a complete collection, and there is only one record from 1783. This collection of road petitions are more in the 18xx time period than 18th century.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 6 (West Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on West Florida. This Range surveys occurred in the 1840s, and include references to all the grantees. This... More > book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. Included in this book are grantees for each Range. The data is in alpha and Section order to allow genealogists locating families and land. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. This volume includes several springs (Homosassa, Weeke Wachee) Indian War items (Dade’s Massacre, Fort McClure, Coocachatti Town) and other areas of details (Eden Baptist Church 1850s). Also Crystal River and "The Villages"< Less
Guilford County, N.C. Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol. 2 (1784-1959) By Stewart Dunaway
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Guilford County was formed in 1771, from the southern parts of Orange County and Rowan County. Today, if you were to measure 9-miles west from the Guilford-Alamance County line you would locate the... More > 1752 Orange-Rowan line. Thus, 9-miles of the eastern part of Guilford County, originally was in Orange. Then in 1779, the bottom of Guilford County was separated forming Randolph Co. Then in 1785, the northern part of Guilford is also removed – creating Rockingham Co. Miscellaneous land records are a “catch all” of land disputes, agreements, surveys, etc. This two-box collection is actually placed in alphabetical order and not date order. Therefore, Box 1 is “A-L” and Box 2 “M-Z” both boxes span the years of 1784 to 1959. This is the second and last box or records for this county, and contains more of the usual “odds and ends” that reside in a miscellaneous collection. Guilford County also has 4-box collection of Ejectments (land disputes) of which only the oldest box is currently planned to be transcribed.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 3 (South Central Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on SOUTH Central Florida. Also, this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN... More > addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. Also, included in this book are grantees for each Range. The data is in alpha and Section order to allow genealogists locating families and land. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. For those people who know their specific Ranges and Townships – this book covers TS 25S, Range 24-39E to TS 30 (same ranges).Covering All of Osceola County and PARTS of Polk and Brevard counties. Several forts are included.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 1 (Central Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on Central Florida. This Range surveys occurred in the 1843-55 era, and include references to all the... More > grantees. Also this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating old landmarks, roads, etc. Also included in this book are grantees for each Range. The data is in alpha and Section order to allow genealogists locating families and land. A detailed index is provided with individuals sorted by Last, First name. When certain Range maps warrant further detail the author has cropped the images to show details (roads, springs, some houses etc.) Supplement surveys are also included. For those people who know their specific Ranges and Townships – this book covers TS 19S, Range 24-36E to TS 24 (same ranges). The intent is to cover Orange County and some of Lake Co. Seminole Springs added.< Less