Family Maps of Allegan County, Michigan

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Family Maps of Allegan County, Michigan
by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D.

320 pages with 86 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 Allegan 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.


List of Details Found Below . . .
  What's Mapped in his book?
  What YEARS are these maps for?
  What Cities and Towns are in Allegan County, Michigan (and in this book)?
  Acts of Congress Authorizing . . .
  Indexes in this book
  Reviews by the Experts . . .
  Surnames found in this book
  Book Specifications



What's Mapped in this book (that you'll not likely find elsewhere) . . .
    4394 Parcels of Land
  (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)

    40 Cemeteries

    plus . . .
    Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.

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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 2726
1840s 249
1850s 1289
1860s 88
1870s 14
1880s 13
1890s 1
1900s 4
1910s 1
1920s 4
1940s 1
1960s 1
1990s 3


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What Cities and Towns are in Allegan County, Michigan (and in this book)?
Allegan, Bakersville, Beachmont, Bentheim, Boyd, Bradley, Bravo, Burnips, Castle Park, Cedar Bluff, Cheshire Center, Chicora, Corning, Diamond Springs, Dorr, Douglas, Dunningville, East Saugatuck, Fennville, Fillmore, Ganges, Gibson, Glenn, Glenn Haven Shores, Glenn Shores, Glenn Stores, Graafschap, Grange Corners, Hamilton, Hawkhead, Hilliards, Hollywood, Hooper, Hopkins, Hopkinsburg, Kibbie, Lee, Leisure, Macks Landing, Martin, Merson, Miami Park, Millgrove, Moline, Monterey Center, Mount Pleasant, Neeley, New Richmond, New Salem, Old Saugatuck, Old Squaw Skin Landing, Otsego, Overisel, Oxbow, Pearl, Pier Cove, Plainwell, Pullman, Saugatuck, Shelbyville, Sherman Park, Shorecrest, Shorewood, Singapore (historical), South Haven Highlands, South Monterey, Spring Grove, Watson, Wayland

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Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
   April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
   March 3, 1855: ScripWarrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)
   May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)
   December 22, 1928: Cot-Color of Title (45 Stat. 1069)
   September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
   NA: Sale-Title 32 Chapter 7 (RS 2353 43 USC 672)


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Indexes in this book

-Surnames in the County
  * number of times each Surname occurs

-Surname/Township Index
  * every Surname and the frequency in which each appears in relevant Township-level Maps

-Full-Name Index (of Original Landowners) for each Township

-Populated Places

-Cemeteries

-Multi-Patentees (Groups of people who acquired land together)

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Reviews by the Experts
What they are saying about the Family Maps series:
  • instant gratification! - Elizabeth Shown Mills, Author, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace
  • incredible on-going series . . . - Christine Rose, Author, Courthouse Research for Family Historians
  • must have publications . . . - Dick Eastman, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
  • a great service . . . - Sharon Tate Moody, former President, Association of Professional Genealogists



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SURNAMES found in this Book:
ABBOTT, ACOWA, ADAMS, ALBRO, ALDRICH, ALDRICK, ALDRIDGE, ALEXANDER, ALFERINK, ALFLEN, ALLARD, ALLEN, ALMINK, ALMY, ALRICH, AMES, AMESBURY, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANGEL, ARENDS, ARENS, ARMITAGE, ARMSTRONG, ARNOLD, ARTLEY, ASBINWALL, ASHLEY, ASKINS, ASPINWALL, ATCHERSON, ATKINS, ATLEE, ATWATER, AUGUR, AUSTIN, AVERILL, AVERY, AYLESWORTH, BABBITT, BABCOCK, BACON, BAILEY, BAILLY, BAIRD, BAKER, BAKKER, BAKKERS, BALDWIN, BALL, BAMES, BANCROFT, BARAGAR, BARBER, BARKER, BARNARD, BARNEA, BARNES, BARNETT, BARRETT, BARRONE, BARTLETT, BATCHELDER, BATCHELOR, BATES, BATIS, BATWICK, BEACH, BEALS, BEARD, BECKWITH, BEERS, BEGOLE, BELDEN, BELDING, BELL, BELLINGHAM, BENDER, BENJAMIN, BENNETT, BENNITT, BENSON, BENTLEY, BENTON, BERLING, BIKMAN, BILLINGS, BISBY, BISSCHOP, BISSEL, BIXBY, BLADES, BLAKE, BLAKLEY, BLANCHARD, BLASHFIELD, BLOSSOM, BOARDMAN, BOERMAN, BOLKS, BOLTWOOD, BOND, BONMEESTER, BOOGHER, BOOHER, BOOKER, BOOTH, BOS, BOSCH, BOSTWICK, BOUGHTON, BOULTON, BOUWS, BOUZELAAR, BOWE, BOWER, BOWKER, BRACE, BRACELIN, BRACKETT, BRADFORD, BRADLEY, BRAGG, BRAMAN, BRAZZLETON, BREES, BREMAN, BRENDIGAM, BREWER, BRIANT, BRIGGS, BRIGHAM, BRINKMAN, BRITAIN, BRONSON, BROOKS, BROUNER, BROWERS, BROWN, BROWNELL, BROWNSON, BRUNGERS, BUCKLEY, BUELL, BUFFUM, BURCH, BURDEN, BURDICK, BURKE, BURRELL, BURTENHUIS, BURTON, BUSH, BUTCHER, BUTLER, BUTTON, BUZZELL, BYRNE, CADY, CALKINS, CALLENDAR, CAMERON, CAMP, CAMPAU, CAMPBELL, CAMPS, CARD, CAREY, CARLE, CARLEY, CARMAN, CARPENTER, CARROLL, CARRUTHERS, CARTER, CARVER, CARY, CASE, CASTLE, CASWELL, CATE, CENTER, CENTRE, CHAFFEE, CHAMBERS, CHANDLER, CHAPEL, CHAPIN, CHAPMAN, CHAPPELL, CHART, CHASE, CHILDS, CHISHOLM, CHRISTY, CHURCH, CHURCHILL, CLAPHAM, CLAPP, CLARK, CLARKE, CLELAND, CLEMENTS, CLUTE, CLYMER, COATS, COBB, COCK, COFFIN, COGSWELL, COLBURN, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLINS, COLT, COMBS, COMINGS, COMMINS, COMSTOCK, CONANT, CONGDON, CONKLIN, CONNELL, CONVERSE, COOK, COOLEY, COON, COONS, COOPER, CORBET, CORLETT, CORNING, COTTON, COURSON, COVERT, COWLES, COX, CRABB, CRANDELL, CRANE, CRAPSER, CRARY, CRITTENDEN, CRITTNDN, CROCKER, CRONAN, CROSBY, CROSS, CROZIER, CRUSE, CUMMINGS, CUMMINS, CURTIS, CUSHMAN, DAILEY, DAILY, DALE, DALRYMPLE, DALY, DAM, DANA, DANIELS, DANNENBERG, DAVENPORT, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DAWSON, DE JONG, DE KONING, DE VRIES, DE WRIGHT, DEAN, DEARDORFF, DEDRICK, DEFRIEST, DEJOUGE, DELANO, DELAP, DEMING, DESNOYERS, DEUR, DEVENPORT, DEWEY, DEWITT, DEXTER, DEZENG, DIBBLE, DICKINSON, DILLE, DIVINE, DIXON, DOAN, DOCKING, DODGE, DONNELL, DOORNINK, DOSIMER, DOTEN, DOUBLEDAY, DOWD, DRAKE, DREW, DUBBINK, DUMONT, DUNCAN, DUNGAN, DUNHAM, DUNN, DUNNING, DUNTON, DURKEE, DUSENDANG, DUTCHER, DWIGHT, DYE, DYSON, EAGER, EARL, EASTMAN, EATON, EAYGLSHAIM, ECKELS, EDGERTON, EDSELL, EDWARDS, ELDRED, ELES, ELLEN, ELLIS, ELLSWORTH, ELSWORTH, ELTON, ELVERT, ELWOOD, ELY, EMERSON, EPPING, EPPINK, ESKES, EUSING, EVERARD, EVERITT, FABUN, FAIRBANKS, FANSLER, FARNHAM, FARNSWORTH, FARRINGTON, FELLOWS, FENNER, FENTON, FERNS, FETTERMAN, FIELD, FILKIN, FINCH, FINN, FISHER, FISK, FITCH, FITTS, FLAGG, FLANNER, FLINT, FLITCROFT, FLOCKHART, FOLLETT, FOOT, FORBER, FORBES, FORD, FORSYTH, FOSTER, FOX, FRANSLIER, FRANTZ, FREDEVELD, FREDRIKS, FREED, FRENCH, FRIBLEY, FRISBIE, FROM, FROST, FRUE, FRY, FULLAM, FULLER, FUNT, GAGE, GARD, GARDNER, GARVELINK, GATES, GAYLOR, GEERLINGS, GERMOND, GIBBS, GIBSON, GIDDINGS, GILKEY, GILLET, GLASIER, GLEN, GLENDY, GOADBY, GODFROY, GOLDSMITH, GOODELL, GOODMAN, GOODRICH, GORDON, GORTON, GOULD, GRAHAM, GRANGER, GRAVES, GRAWBARGER, GRAY, GREEN, GREENE, GREGG, GRENELL, GRIEB, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITH, GRISWOLD, GROVER, GUILD, GWAH, HACKLEY, HAGER, HAILE, HALE, HALL, HALLER, HAMILTON, HAMLIN, HAMMOND, HANEY, HANMER, HANNAH, HANNAHS, HANSEN, HARDING, HARDY, HARIG, HARNDEN, HARPER, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HART, HARTSOCK, HARTT, HARVEY, HASTINGS, HATCH, HAVERKATE, HAWES, HAWKINS, HAWKS, HAWLEY, HAYES, HAYS, HAYWOOD, HAZELLETT, HEALY, HEARSEY, HEATH, HEDDINK, HEERINGA, HEERSPINK, HEETDERKS, HEINMAN, HEISINGTON, HEKHUIS, HELMINK, HENDERSON, HENDGES, HENDRICKSON, HERB, HERLAN, HERRINGTON, HESELTON, HEWIT, HIBBARD, HICKOX, HICKS, HIGGINS, HILL, HILLIARD, HILLMON, HILLS, HINCKLEY, HINDS, HINKLE, HINKLEY, HISRODT, HOCKJE, HOFFMAN, HOFMAN, HOFMEIER, HOGABOOM, HOGEBOOM, HOLABIRD, HOLDEN, HOLLAND, HOLLISTER, HOLLOPETER, HOLLOWAY, HOLMES, HOMRICK, HOOKER, HOPKINS, HORNER, HOSKINS, HOVENGER, HOWARD, HOWLAND, HOY, HOYER, HOYT, HUBBARD, HUBERS, HUDSON, HUGHES, HUISKENS, HULBERT, HULETT, HULL, HULST, HUMESTON, HUMISTON, HUMPHREY, HUNT, HUNTINGTON, HURD, HUSTON, HUTCHINS, HUTTLESTON, HYDE, INGERSOLL, INGERSON, INGHAM, INGLES, INMAN, IRWIN, IVES, JACKSON, JAMES, JAMESON, JARVIS, JEDKINS, JENKINS, JENNER, JIPPING, JOHNNOTT, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JOHONNOTT, JONES, JUDSON, KAMPS, KARK, KASBERS, KATERING, KEALEY, KELLEY, KELLOGG, KELSEY, KENDALL, KENYON, KERCHEVAL, KERWIN, KETCHUM, KEUFER, KEYS, KIDDER, KILBORN, KIMBALL, KIMMEL, KINGSBURY, KINGSLAND, KINGSLEY, KINNICUTT, KIRKLAND, KITCHEN, KITRIDGE, KLEIMAN, KLEINBEKSEL, KLEIS, KLOMPARENS, KLOMPARENTS, KNAPP, KNAPPEN, KNOT, KNOWLTON, KOK, KOLLAN, KOLLEN, KOLVOORD, KONING, KONKEL, KRABSHUIS, KRAUSS, KREISER, KRONEMEYER, KROPSEHOT, KRUG, KUTSCHE, LAARMAN, LACEY, LACY, LADD, LAFFORD, LAFLER, LAIR, LAMB, LAMBERS, LAMONT, LAMPSON, LANE, LANGDON, LANMAN, LARDNER, LARNED, LARZELERE, LATHAM, LATHROP, LATTIMER, LAW, LAWRENCE, LAWS, LEACH, LEAVITT, LEE, LEGGETT, LEMERT, LEMMEN, LENTERS, LEONARD, LESTER, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LINDSEY, LINDSLEY, LITTLEJOHN, LODER, LOGAN, LOMBARD, LONSBURY, LOOMIS, LOTHROP, LOUNSBERRY, LOUNSBURY, LOURIE, LOVELL, LOWE, LOWRIE, LUBBERS, LUCAS, LUCE, LUITINK, LUKAS, LYMAN, LYON, MAAS, MACK, MACY, MANICE, MANKIN, MANN, MANTINK, MANTZ, MARKLE, MARSH, MARTIN, MASON, MAST, MASTERS, MATTHEWS, MAY, MAYRAAND, MCCARTY, MCCENLEY, MCCORKELL, MCCORMICK, MCCOSKRY, MCCOY, MCCRAKEN, MCCREERY, MCDANIEL, MCDERMID, MCDIARMID, MCDOWELL, MCFARLAND, MCGINNITZ, MCHENRY, MCINTOSH, MCKEE, MCKENNEY, MCKENZIE, MCKIE, MCMARTIN, MCMILLIN, MCNAUGHTON, MCRAY, MCREYNOLDS, MCVEAN, MCVICKER, MEAD, MEEKEL, MEENGS, MEIJER, MERCHANT, MERRIAM, MERRILL, MERRITT, METCALF, MEYER, MIDDAGH, MILES, MILLER, MILLS, MINER, MINTURN, MISNER, MIXER, MONROE, MONTEITH, MOODY, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRILL, MORRIS, MORSE, MORTON, MOSELY, MOSHER, MOWER, MOYER, MULLEN, MUMA, MUNN, MUNROE, MURAY, MURDOCK, MURPHEY, MURRAY, MYRICK, NAAUGHEHEE, NAKKEN, NASH, NAVIS, NAWEMASCOTTA, NEERKEN, NELSON, NEWMAN, NICHOLS, NICHOLSON, NICKERSON, NICOLL, NIECE, NIEWENHIUS, NIMOCKS, NOBLE, NORDHUIS, NORRIS, NORTH, NORTHRUP, NORTON, NOTTING, NYLAND, OCKFORD, OEBEN, OGDEN, OGIN, OLCOTT, OLDEMEYER, OLIVER, OLMSTED, OONK, ORGAN, ORNE, ORR, ORTON, OSTROM, OTAGAMSKE, OTIS, OTTEN, PACKARD, PAGE, PAINS, PALMER, PANCOST, PARISH, PARKER, PARKHURST, PARKS, PARMELEE, PARRE, PARRISH, PATERSON, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PAYNE, PEABODY, PEAKE, PECK, PEER, PELTON, PERKINS, PERRY, PETERS, PETTIBONE, PETTINGILL, PHELPS, PHILLIPS, PIERCE, PIERSON, PIKE, PIMLEY, PINKET, PLACE, PLASMAN, PLATT, PLUMMER, POELAKKER, POLLARD, POMROY, PORTER, POST, POTTER, POWELL, PRATT, PRICE, PRIEST, PRINDLE, PRITCHARD, PROUTY, PUEST, PULSIPHER, PURDY, PURVIANCE, RABINEAU, RANSOM, RAPLEE, RATHBUN, RAU, RAYMOND, READ, REDFIELD, REDMOND, REDPATH, REED, RERICK, REYNOLDS, RICE, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICHART, RICHMOND, RIDER, RIGBY, RITCHIE, RITZ, ROBE, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROCKWELL, RODMAN, ROELOFS, ROSBACH, ROSECRANTS, ROSS, ROSSMAN, ROTERINK, ROUND, ROUSE, ROWE, ROWLAND, RUMNEY, RUSS, RUSSCHER, RUSSEL, RUSSELL, RUST, RUTGERS, RUTHERFORD, RYERSON, SABIN, SACKET, SACKETT, SACKRIDER, SADLER, SAFFORD, SAGE, SAH, SALTER, SAMSON, SAMUEL, SANDFORD, SANFORD, SARGANT, SAUNDERS, SAVAGE, SAWYER, SCHAAP, SCHAD, SCHADDELEE, SCHARNO, SCHELLING, SCHERMERHORN, SCHEUYLER, SCHIPPERS, SCHMID, SCHNABEL, SCHOLTON, SCHORNO, SCHRODANBOAR, SCHROTENBOER, SCHUTMAAT, SCHUYLER, SCOTT, SEARL, SECKONCOUSTE, SEELEY, SEELYE, SELKRIG, SEMPEL, SESSIONS, SEVERENS, SEYMOUR, SHADDOCK, SHANNON, SHASHAQUASHE, SHAW, SHAWANAQUAUM, SHEA, SHEAD, SHEARMAN, SHELDON, SHELLMAN, SHEPARD, SHEPHERD, SHEPSON, SHERMAN, SHERWOOD, SHLLMAN, SHOEMAKER, SHOGOQUET, SHOGOQUOET, SHOOK, SHORT, SHOWALTER, SHOWLER, SIBLEY, SIEBELINK, SILL, SILSBEE, SILVER, SIMMONS, SKINNER, SLATE, SLAYTON, SLINK, SLOTMAN, SMEDING, SMIT, SMITH, SOUTHWELL, SOWOHQUETT, SPALDING, SPEET, SPERRY, SQUIRE, ST PIERRE, STAFFES, STANARD, STANDER, STANDISH, STANNARD, STARKWEATHER, STARR, STEGEMAN, STEPHENS, STEVENSON, STEWART, STICKLEY, STICKNEY, STILL, STILLSON, STIMSON, STOCKBRIDGE, STOCKING, STODDARD, STONE, STORMS, STRABBING, STRABBINK, STRATTON, STREET, STREETER, STRONG, STUART, STULLER, STURGES, SUMNER, SUPPLEE, SUTHERLAND, SWAN, SWEET, SWEETSER, SWEEZAY, SWIFT, SY, TALLCOT, TANNER, TAWER, TAYLOR, TEALL, TEED, TENHOLT, TERPSTRA, TEYINK, THAYER, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORN, THURSTON, TICE, TIMMERMAN, TINKER, TITUS, TO, TOBEY, TOMLINSON, TOWER, TOWN, TOWNSEND, TRACY, TRASK, TRAVIS, TROWBRIDGE, TRUAX, TUNNEY, TURNER, TWURLING, TYLER, UNVANZANDT, UPSON, UTLEY, VAIL, VAN DAM, VAN DE WALKER, VAN DER BIE, VAN DER WERP, VAN DYK, VAN GOOR, VAN HOUTEN, VAN NUS, VAN RAALTE, VAN RHEE, VAN RY, VAN TUBBERGEN, VANDER BIE, VANDERCOLK, VANDEVELDER, VANKEUREN, VELDHORST, VICKERY, VIELE, VOGEL, VOORHEES, VOORHORST, VREDENBURGH, VREDEVELD, VREELAND, VUGTEVEEN, WABIMANITO, WADSWORTH, WAGGONER, WAIT, WAKAZOO, WAKEFIELD, WALKER, WALL, WALSTON, WALSWORTH, WALTER, WARD, WARNER, WARRANT, WARREN, WARRINK, WASO, WATERMAN, WATKINS, WATSON, WATTS, WAY, WEARE, WEAVER, WEBER, WEBSTER, WEED, WEEKS, WEENER, WEIGAND, WELCH, WELLS, WENDEGOWISH, WENDELL, WESCOTT, WEST, WESTDYK, WESTVEER, WETMAN, WETMORE, WEURDING, WHALEY, WHEELER, WHELAN, WHISLER, WHITCOMB, WHITE, WHITHEAD, WHITLOCK, WICKS, WIEGMINK, WIENTZES, WIESSENPORN, WIGGINS, WIGMINK, WILBUR, WILCOX, WILDER, WILKINSON, WILLARD, WILLCOX, WILLIAMS, WILLINK, WILLSON, WILSON, WINCHESTER, WINSLOW, WINTER, WIS, WISE, WITHROW, WIYGENT, WOLBERT, WOLCOTT, WOOD, WOODBURY, WOODCOCK, WOODEN, WOODHAMS, WOODMANSEE, WOODS, WOODWORTH, WRIGHT, WYLIE, YARNO, YEURINK, YOUMANS, YOUNG, ZAALMINK, ZEY, ZWEMER


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Book Specifications
Binding Option Copyright Year Dimensions ISBN ISBN13
Paperback 2010 8-5/16' x 10-3/4' 1420314831 9781420314830
Spiral-bound 2008 8-1/2' x 11' (plus coil) 1420309293 9781420309294
Hardbound 2008 8-1/2' x 11' 1420309307 9781420309300


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