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Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 9 (Southeast Florida) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the 9th volume of Florida Land Grant Atlases - covering the entire southeast coast - from about Sebastian all the way south to Key Largo. There is a volume containing ALL of the Keys - so... More > there is a little overlap. Due to the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee - there are not a lot of grants - or even plats. However, the coastal communities are covered. Numerous forts are shown, and many Seminole Indian towns, villages, fields - and even a burial ground are noted. The back cover shows a number of these noted locales, and show how the surveyors noted them. Then I attempted to show the same location on a modern map. The grantees listed in all this area are indexed (Last, First name) for easy searching.< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Mill Petitions (1731-1813) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the Mill Petitions for Pasquotank County, N.C. These documents contain information about the mill location, people involved and legal issues. These documents can help... More > historians, genealogist, and other researchers. Some old maps are included that can assist in understanding locations. These records are some of the oldest in the State.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 8 (Part-1) Southwest Florida By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains B&W images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on the Southwest Florida. Also this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey.... More > IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating some owners land. The quantity of data required 2-books to cover the entire SW part of the State. Beginning about mid-state to the west coast, these two (Part 1 and Part 2) books cover the Gulf Coast from south of Tampa (Vol 5) to the bottom of the state. It includes Sarasota - parts of Hillsborough and Polk Counties (the southern most parts) and all of Hardee and Manatee Counties.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 8 (Part-2) Southwest Florida By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains B&W images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on the Southwest Florida. Also this book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey.... More > IN addition, I have overlaid the old survey and the new modern map to assist researchers in locating some owners land. The quantity of data required 2-books to cover the entire SW part of the State. Beginning about mid-state to the west coast, these two (Part 1 and Part 2) books cover the Gulf Coast from south of Tampa (Vol 5) to the bottom of the state. This is the second part and final volume and includes Ft. Myers southward.< Less
Famous Freezes of Central Florida By Stewart Dunaway
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This book (printed in B&W) documents the "Great Freeze" or freezes, from the 1700's to 1990's. Although the 18th century documentation is minimal I have included as much data as can be... More > found. This book only documents "killer" freezes, which impacted the Citrus Industry. Included are a number of pictures from newspapers and my own personal collection. THIS booklet was updated to include more accounts from newspapers (Newspapers.com) and more information from outside the state of Florida.< Less
Winter Park, FL - A Historical Review Using Postcards By Stewart Dunaway
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This COLOR book documents the history of Winter Park, Florida - using postcards. The author's collection spans from the early 1900s to 1970s from B&W to color postcards. Combined by topic, the... More > reader will understand the changes that occurred during these time-periods. In addition, the older cards document long-lost images from over a century ago. Postcards document hotel, businesses, personal homes, parks, tourist interests, lakes, etc. In addition, the author researched the history of these items to provide insight to their beginning and ending. This book includes a number of motels along 17-92 as well as small restaurants. Not just old items, but even what appear to be more modern - but already long gone - such as the Winter Park Mall. A detailed index is provided. Plats from Orange County deed records document Lake View, Fl, then Town of Osceola, finally Winter Park.< Less
Rowan County, N.C. - Granville Grants - Volume 1 (Surname A-J) By Stewart Dunaway & Mark Chilton
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This is the first of two volumes detailing Granville Grants for Rowan County, NC. This book contains plats and transcripts of records found pertaining to these early grants. ALSO the reader needs to... More > be aware that MANY of this grants were filed under Bladen and Anson County, because of their early age - as opposed to Rowan's formation in 1753. Finally, at this time-period Rowan Co. stretches from Virginia southward. A few ORANGE count grants were located in these records as well. THESE two volumes are a MUST for anyone researching early grants. LASTLY - grants to Moravians and the rare - Nottingham Settlement are noted and included in these two volumes.< Less
Rowan County, N.C. - Granville Grants - Volume 2 (Surname K-Z) By Stewart Dunaway & Mark Chilton
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This is the second of two volumes detailing Granville Grants for Rowan County, NC. This book contains plats and transcripts of records found pertaining to these early grants. ALSO the reader needs to... More > be aware that MANY of this grants were filed under Bladen and Anson County, because of their early age - as opposed to Rowan's formation in 1753. Finally, at this time-period Rowan Co. stretches from Virginia southward. A few ORANGE count grants were located in these records as well. THESE two volumes are a MUST for anyone researching early grants. LASTLY - grants to Moravians and the rare - Nottingham Settlement are noted and included in these two volumes.< Less
Florida Land Grant Atlas - Vol 7 - The Florida Keys By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original surveys for the state of Florida – focusing on the Florida Keys. This book contains modern maps showing the individual Range survey. IN addition, I... More > 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. NOTE: Key West had NO grants - therefore no town information (land ownership) is available. However, plats showing the town are included.< Less
Warren County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol. 4 (1778-1964) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the fourth and last volume (or box) of these miscellaneous land records for Warren Co. This contains items (alpha order) P to V and includes the remainder of the partitions of estates, and... More > includes the Surveys and plat collection. In addition the "procession" records are included some of which date 18th century. Also a rare audit report for the selling of the Glebe for St. John's Parish (Franklin/Granville Co).< Less