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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
Warren County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol. 3 (1778-1964) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the third of four volumes for Warren Co. Each volume represents a fibred box in the State Archives. These records are in alphabetical order - and this volume is L to P - and includes the... More > valuable "partitions" of estates. These petitions to partition an estate includes SOME plats (as shown of the covers). Also included are some state land grant items, as well as leases for mineral rights etc. Liens, levies and options to buy are included. Also a nice group of files detailing the Bellamy Hotel in Warrenton.< Less
Warren County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol. 2 (1778-1964) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the second of four volumes, and this volume includes ejectment records - one special suit which spans 3-folders. This massive and lengthy court case provides amazing GENEALOGY for Walker,... More > Talley, Hobgood families and spans - several states - MO, TN, and VA. Many depositions detail bible records, death and marriage records - even the discussion about the details of the founding of the Town of Blountsville TN. Even touches on the Perkinson family in Alton, IL. An amazing collection of records from 1790-1890 over one land (south of Tar River) including owners - Washington and Gooch. This land was in Granville Co., although the law suit is in Warren Co. The mill on this tract was known my Potter, then Washington (although owned by more families). A MUST own book for Granville Co. historians.< Less
Orange County, NC - State Land Grant Entry Book - Vol. 1 (1778) By Stewart Dunaway
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**NOTE ** - this book has been RENAMED and removed as a ISBN book. This is NOT a new book. Formerly called NC Land Grant Entry Book - Orange Co., it is now titled more accurately. Every county in NC... More > was required to audit their State Land Grants from 1777-1795. FOR Orange County that requires two-volumes. This is the first and covers ONLY 1778. This is a required book if you work in Orange County State Land Grants - since this audit corrects the MANY errors for Orange Co. Most of the surrounding counties (Wake, Chatham, and Caswell) didn't have any or many errors so I did not work on them - but every county is available in the NC State Archives. This book contains the original image and a transcript (Last, First for name index) as well as rivers etc. Graphs and other support information is also provided.< Less
Orange County, NC - State Land Grant Entry Book - Vol. 2 (1779-1795) By Stewart Dunaway
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**NOTE ** - this book has been RENAMED and removed as a ISBN book. This is NOT a new book. Formerly called NC Land Grant Entry Book - Orange Co., it is now titled more accurately. Every county in NC... More > was required to audit their State Land Grants from 1777-1795. FOR Orange County that requires two-volumes. This is the second volume and covers 1779-1795. Volume 1 contains ONLY 1778. This is a required book if you work in Orange County State Land Grants - since this audit corrects the MANY errors for Orange Co. Most of the surrounding counties (Wake, Chatham, and Caswell) didn't have any or many errors so I did not work on them - but every county is available in the NC State Archives. This book contains the original image and a transcript (Last, First for name index) as well as rivers etc. Graphs and other support information is also provided.< Less
Surry County, N.C. - County Records - (Road, Bridge, Mill, Tavern) 1772-1839 By Stewart Dunaway
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Surry County, NC records, include a modest collection of road, bridge, mill and Ordinary (Tavern) records as found in the State Archives (Raleigh). Although not a very large collection, this book... More > represents was is available. This book contains a photo of each document, and a short transcript.< Less
Caswell County, NC - Bridge Records - 1787-1872 By Stewart Dunaway
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Caswell County was formed from Orange County in 1777. This book documents the bridge petitions from 1785 to 1872. In addition I have included the 1777-1785 Court Of Pleas records for Mill sites.... More > Included for each record is a photo copy of the original, with a transcription of the details surrounding the road information. There are a few maps that were included with the petitions, as seen on the covers. Each record has a title which is in the table of contents, and the book is completely indexed. NOTE, there are a lot of names, and spelling of names and transcribing signatures is a massive project. This book does NOT represent the transcription of every name on a piece of paper. In all the country records I have imaged, Caswell road records are in the worse shape. The Road Records are in a separate book.< Less
Warren County, N.C. - Miscellaneous Land Records - Vol. 1 (1778-1964) By Stewart Dunaway
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Warren County was formed in 1779 from Bute, and Bute was formed 1764 from Granville, which originates from Edgecombe in 1746. The reader needs to be aware of these dates, as early records, when... More > traced to modern locations, may require research into other county locales. In addition, Vance County will be formed from parts of Warren, Granville, and Franklin, injecting another alteration. 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. This county has four boxes (where most counties have one or two).THIS BOX contains A to B (bond).< Less
Caswell County, N.C. - County Soil Map Atlas By Stewart Dunaway
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This COLOR book contains cropped images of the 1908 County Soil Map for Caswell County, N.C. These soil maps contain a lot of historical information. Primarily, church, mills, towns, ferry, bridge,... More > and school names. Each section of the map was cropped to fit one-page in this book, including every name of any item on that part of the map. Then an index is created to catalog every item for the entire county. The index is in the form or River, Name, Creek, Name, School, Name, Church, Name etc. The back cover of this book shows what one-page in this book looks like - from a visual scale, as well as quality of the image. NOTE: No historical information has been added. This is purely an easy way to search these maps in color, in book form.< Less