Family Maps of Ionia County, Michigan

Family Maps of Ionia County, Michigan Author Gregory A. Boyd J.D.
ISBN-10 1420313045
ISBN-13 9781420313048
Year 2010-05-20
Pages 226
Language English
Publisher Arphax Publishing Co.
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218 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 Ionia County Michigan 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 person s 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 What s Mapped in this book that you ll not likely find elsewhere 2989 Parcels of Land with original landowner names and patent dates labeled in the relevant map 30 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 Decade Parcel count 1830s 1957 1840s 638 1850s 335 1860s 20 1870s 15 1880s 22 1890s 2 What Cities and Towns are in Ionia County Michigan and in this book Belding Berlin Center Campbell Corners Clarksville Collins Cooks Corners Elmdale Frost Corners Hubbardston Ionia Lake Odessa Lyons Matherton Muir Orleans Palo Pewamo Portland Prairie Saranac Sebewa Corners Shiloh Smyrna South Ionia Tremaine Corners West Sebewa Woods Corners

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