Family Maps of Allen Parish, Louisiana

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Family Maps of Allen Parish, Louisiana
by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D.

286 pages with 98 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 Allen Parish, Louisiana, 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 Allen Parish, Louisiana (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) . . .
    3103 Parcels of Land
  (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)

    27 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 1
1840s 12
1850s 17
1860s 115
1870s 26
1880s 1025
1890s 1187
1900s 652
1910s 61
1920s 3


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What Cities and Towns are in Allen Parish, Louisiana (and in this book)?
Bel, Bernard, Bond, Canton, Cherry Grove, Coverdale, Elder, Elizabeth, Emad, Foley, Fontenot, Fords (historical), Grant, Gravel Point, Hampton, Harmony, Houston (historical), Indian Village, Kinder, Lauderdale, Le Blanc, Le Jeune, Lyles, Mab, Marionville (historical), Mittie, Moeling (historical), Oakdale, Oakdale, Oberlin, Pawnee, Reeves, Reids, Simmons Settlement, Soileau, Stanley, Tenmile, Ward

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Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
   April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
   May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)
   February 11, 1847: ScripWarrant Act of 1847 (9 Stat. 123)


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Indexes in this book

-Surnames in the Parish
  * 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:
ABBOT, ABBOTT, ABET, ABNEY, ABY, AIRHART, ALABAMA, ALCOCK, ALECK, ALEXANDER, ALOST, ALPHIN, ALWAY, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANTOINE, ARDOIN, ARVILLE, ATHEN, ATHENS, AUGUSTIN, AVERY, BAGGETT, BAIER, BAILEY, BALLARD, BALLOU, BAPTISTE, BARBE, BARKER, BARNABAS, BARNARD, BARRON, BEASLEY, BEAUPRIE, BEECH, BELL, BELLARD, BELVIN, BERGEAN, BERTRAND, BILBO, BILLS, BODLEY, BOLLICH, BOLTON, BOND, BONDS, BORDELON, BOTLEY, BOYD, BOYES, BRACKFORD, BRADFORD, BRADLEY, BRAKENRIDGE, BROWN, BROXTON, BRUNET, BUCH, BUHLER, BULLER, BUNDICK, BURNETT, BURNITT, BUSBY, BUSH, BUSHNELL, BUXTON, CANNON, CANTERBURY, CANTRELL, CAPTAIN, CARANTIN, CARAWAY, CARLISLE, CARNES, CARPENTER, CARR, CARRADINE, CARRIER, CARRIERE, CARROLL, CARTHEN, CARY, CASKEY, CASTELLO, CELESTIN, CESAIRE, CHANDLER, CHANEY, CHAPMAN, CHAUMONT, CHENIER, CHEVIS, CHRETIEN, CLEMENT, CLEMENTS, CLOUD, COE, COLE, COLLINS, COMPANY, COOPER, CORBETT, CORKRAN, COTHERN, CRAWFORD, CREEL, CRYER, CULVER, CURTIS, CURTLIN, DARBONNE, DAVENPORT, DAVIDSON, DAVIES, DAVIS, DEHON, DELAFOSS, DELASALLE, DESCHAMPS, DESHOTELS, DESOTEL, DEVILLE, DEVORE, DIAL, DILTS, DISBO, DOBSON, DODD, DOGUET, DOISE, DORSEY, DOSSMAN, DOUCET, DOUGET, DOWDY, DOWIES, DOWIS, DOYSE, DREW, DRODDY, DUHON, DUNN, DUNNEHOO, DUPLECHAIN, DUPLECHAINE, DUPRE, DYER, DYKE, EDWARDS, ELDRED, ELLIS, ELMS, ENGLAND, FARRIES, FASSBENDER, FISH, FITZGERALD, FLOWERS, FONGIE, FONTENOT, FORD, FOREMAN, FOSTER, FRANCOIS, FRUGE, FRUGEE, FUNCHESS, FUSILIER, GARLAND, GARLINGTON, GARRETT, GASKIN, GAUBERT, GAY, GERALD, GIBSON, GIDLOW, GILL, GILLEY, GILLY, GILMAN, GLESNE, GOODENOUGH, GOODWIN, GORDON, GRADNEGO, GRANGER, GRANT, GRAY, GREEN, GREENWAY, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITHS, GROSSENBACHER, GUILLORY, HAGAN, HAMILTON, HAMPTON, HANCHEY, HANDREY, HARDEY, HARGROVE, HARMAN, HARRISON, HAVARD, HAVENS, HAYES, HEAD, HEARD, HENDERSON, HENRY, HESTER, HIGGINS, HILL, HILTON, HINCHLIFFE, HINSEN, HINSON, HITE, HOLLAND, HOLSTON, HORSNELL, HORTON, HOUSEMAN, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUBER, HUGHES, ILES, INGALLS, JAMES, JANIS, JEANPIERRE, JEMISON, JENKINS, JOHN, JOHNSON, JONES, JONIS, JOUBERT, KEARNEY, KELLEY, KEMP, KENT, KEYS, KILLMASTER, KINDER, KING, KINGERY, KINGREY, KIRKWOOD, KNAPP, KNISLEY, KRICK, KYLE, LACASSE, LACEY, LAFITTE, LAFLEUR, LAMPORT, LANDRENEAU, LANGLEY, LANIER, LARD, LARSON, LAVERGNE, LAWRENCE, LE BLANC, LE BLUE, LE DOUX, LEBLANC, LEE, LEGGETT, LESLIE, LEWIS, LILES, LONG, LOREE, LORMAN, LORMAND, LOVE, LOW, LYLEE, LYLES, LYONS, MACVEY, MAHAFFEY, MAHAFFY, MANS, MANUEL, MARCANTEL, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MATTHIS, MAXWELL, MAY, MAYO, MCCALL, MCCALLUM, MCCLENDON, MCCLOUD, MCCORMICK, MCCULLUM, MCDANIEL, MCDONALD, MCFARLAND, MCFARLANE, MCFATHER, MCFATTER, MCGAHEY, MCGEE, MCKNIGHT, MCMILLIAN, MCNABB, MCPHERSON, MCRILL, MERIC, MILLER, MIRE, MITCHELL, MOELING, MOORE, MORAN, MOREAU, MOREHEAD, MORLEY, MORREAU, MORRIS, MORROW, MORSE, MOSS, MOUILLE, MUDGETT, MUIR, MURPHY, MYERS, NASON, NEALEY, NEVEL, NEVELS, NEVIL, NEVILS, NEWELL, NICHOLS, NICHOLSON, NIXON, NORRIS, NORTON, NUCKEL, NUGENT, ODEN, ODOM, OLDS, OLSEN, OQUIN, ORTEGO, OSTERT, OTT, PARKER, PELOQUIN, PENNY, PENOYAR, PENOYER, PERKINS, PERRY, PETERS, PHELPS, PHILBRICK, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, PITON, PITRE, PLATTS, PLUMLEE, POLLARD, PONCHO, POOLE, POOR, POUNCHO, POWELL, PRENTISS, PRUDHOMME, RAMPMAIER, READ, REED, REES, REEVES, REID, RESTER, RICE, RICHARD, RICHARDSON, RICHMOND, RINGGOLD, RION, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, RODRIGUEZ, ROESCH, ROGERS, ROLLINS, ROSTROM, ROUGEOT, ROYER, RYALS, RYAN, SALLIER, SANDEFER, SAUL, SAVANT, SCARBROUGH, SCHEXNAYDER, SCOTT, SEAL, SEAMEANDS, SEARL, SHUFF, SIGLER, SIMMONS, SIMON, SIMPSON, SINGLETARY, SINGLETON, SKINNER, SLAUGHTER, SMITH, SOILEAN, SOILEAU, SONIER, SONNIER, SPEARS, SPEERS, SPURLOCK, STAFFORD, STALSBY, STALSVEY, STALSVY, STANEART, STANLEY, STINE, STOVALL, STRAHAN, STROHE, STROTHER, SUTHERLAND, TAYLOR, TEAL, TERRELL, THIGPEN, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THOMSON, TIETJE, TINGLE, TOBIN, TRAMEL, TRAMMEL, TREME, TUCKER, TUPPER, TURNER, TUTTLE, VANSCOY, VANVAL, VAUGHN, VERCAMMEN, VEZENA, VICTORIEN, VIDRINE, VIGE, VINCENT, VIZENA, WAGNON, WALKER, WALKNER, WALTERS, WARD, WARE, WARTON, WASHINGTON, WELCH, WEST, WHIDDON, WHITAKER, WHITE, WHITLEY, WHITMORE, WHITTINGTON, WILCOX, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIS, WILSON, WINN, WOFFORD, WOOD, WRIGHT, WRINKLE, WYCKOFF, YAGAN, YORAN, YOUNG


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Book Specifications
Binding Option Copyright Year Dimensions ISBN ISBN13
Paperback 2010 8-5/16' x 10-3/4' 142031243X 9781420312430
Spiral-bound 2006 8-1/2' x 11' (plus coil) 142030397X 9781420303971
Hardbound 2006 8-1/2' x 11' 1420303988 9781420303988


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