Family Maps of Bossier Parish, Louisiana

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

366 pages with 113 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 Bossier 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 Bossier 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) . . .
    4760 Parcels of Land
  (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)

    49 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 50
1840s 1055
1850s 727
1860s 1057
1870s 54
1880s 453
1890s 511
1900s 455
1910s 219
1920s 143
1930s 13
1940s 3
1950s 12
1960s 3


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What Cities and Towns are in Bossier Parish, Louisiana (and in this book)?
Adner, Airline Park Estates, Alden Bridge, Antrim, Arkana, Atkins, Barso, Bellaire, Bellevue, Benton, Bodcau, Bodcau Park, Bolinger, Bossier City, Brookhaven Estates, Brownlee, Brownlee Estates, Caplis, Carriage Oaks, Carterville, Cloverdale, Coleman Park, Collinsburg, Cooterville, Country Place, Crestwood Heights, Curtis, Dogwood Acres, Dogwood Estates, Dogwood Forest, Dogwood Hills, Dogwood Park, Dukedale, Eastwood, Elm Grove, Espanita Forest, Espanita Village, Ferguson, Fillmore, Fosters, Glendale, Golden Meadows, Green Acres, Greenacres Place, Happy Meadows, Haughton, High Island, Hinkle, Holly Ridge, Honore, Hughes, Ivan, Knot Point, Koran, Lagas, Lela, Leslie, Linton, Magenta, Mayers, McDade, Meadowview Park, Merrywoods, Midway, Mimosa Gardens, Morameal, Morris, Mot, Ninock, Oak Thicket Acres, Oakland, Palmetto, Parkland Village, Pecan Park, Plain Dealing, Poole, Princeton, Red Chute, Redland, River Bend, Rocky Mount, Shady Park, Sligo, South Merrywoods, Southern Gardens, Southern Terrace, Southgate Estates, Swan Lake, Swindleville, Tall Timbers, Taylortown, Vanceville, Wafer Forest, Waller, Wardview, West Gate Terrace, Whitehurst, Willow Chute

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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)
   March 3, 1855: ScripWarrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)
   September 28, 1850: Swamp Land Grant-Patent (9 Stat. 519)
   September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
   NA: Sale-Title 32 Chapter 7 (RS 2353 43 USC 672)
   March 22, 1852: ScripWarrant Act of 1852 (10 Stat. 3)
   February 11, 1847: ScripWarrant Act of 1847 (9 Stat. 123)
   July 22, 1854: Private Land Claim (10 Stat. 306)


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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:
ABNEY, ADAMS, ADGER, ADKINS, AIKEN, AKIN, ALDEN, ALEXANDER, ALFORD, ALLEN, ALLFORD, AMBROSE, ANDERSON, ANTRIM, APPLEWHITE, ARICK, ARLEDGE, ARMON, ARMOR, ARMOUR, ARMSTRONG, ARNETT, ARNOLD, ASHLEY, ATKINS, AUCOIN, BACON, BAGGS, BAILEY, BAKER, BALLARD, BANKHEAD, BARBEROUSSE, BARDEN, BARKER, BARNER, BARNES, BARNETT, BARRINGTON, BASS, BATES, BAUSKETT, BEAIRD, BEALE, BEALL, BEARD, BECK, BECKLY, BEDFORD, BEHM, BELCHER, BELL, BENNETT, BENSON, BERRY, BETHEA, BIGBEE, BIGGS, BILLINGSLEY, BINES, BIRD, BLACK, BLACKSHEAR, BLACKWELL, BLAKEMORE, BLEDSOE, BLEWER, BOGGS, BOLER, BOLING, BOLINGER, BOLLING, BONNEY, BORROM, BOSSIER, BOSWELL, BOULWARE, BOUNDS, BOWIE, BOYD, BOYKIN, BOYNTON, BRADEN, BRADLEY, BRADON, BRANCH, BRASSHEARS, BRATTON, BRAZILE, BRIAN, BRICE, BRINSON, BRITTENTINE, BROCK, BROOK, BROOKS, BROTHERS, BROWDER, BROWN, BROWNLEE, BRYAN, BRYANT, BUMGARDNER, BUNDY, BURK, BURKS, BURLESON, BURNES, BURNETT, BURNS, BUSBEY, BUSBY, BUSH, BUTLER, BUTTS, BYRAM, BYRD, CALDWELL, CAMPBELL, CANE, CANNON, CANON, CARGILL, CARLISLE, CARMAN, CARPENTER, CARPER, CARR, CARRIER, CARROLL, CARSTARPHEN, CARTER, CASE, CASH, CASON, CATER, CAVETT, CAVETTE, CAVITT, CAWTHON, CHAFFE, CHAFFEE, CHAFFIN, CHAMLEE, CHANDLER, CHAPMAN, CHATMAN, CHAVER, CHILDERS, CHISOLM, CLANTON, CLARK, CLEMENT, CLEMMONS, CLINTON, CLOUD, CLOUTIER, CO, COATES, COATS, COCHRAN, COCKRELL, COCKREN, CODY, COILE, COKER, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLIER, COLLINS, COMPANY, COMPTON, CONNELL, COOK, COOMBS, COOPER, COPLEY, COPPER, CORNELIUS, COTTON, COURTNEY, COVINGTON, COX, COYLE, COZBY, CRAIG, CRAWFORD, CROSS, CROUCH, CROWLEY, CROWNOVER, CULPEPPER, CURREY, CURRY, DAGG, DALES, DALRYMPLE, DANIEL, DARBY, DARNELL, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DEES, DEGRAFFINRIED, DEHON, DEMOSS, DENIG, DENMON, DENTON, DEPUTY, DESMARETS, DEVILLE, DICKSON, DIGGS, DITO, DIXON, DIXSON, DODSON, DOLES, DOOLEY, DOUGLASS, DOWDLE, DOYLE, DRAKE, DRAPER, DREXEL, DUDLY, DURDIN, DURHAM, DUTY, DYE, EASLEY, EDENS, EDWARDS, EIKIS, EKELLS, ELLIOT, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELLISON, ELMER, ELMORE, EMITHLEHONA, ENGRAM, ESTEP, EVANS, FAIRCLOTH, FAIRFIELD, FAIRLEY, FARMER, FARRINGTON, FELLOWS, FELPS, FENTON, FERRIDAY, FIELD, FISH, FISHER, FISK, FITZGERALD, FLAUJAC, FLETCHER, FLOWERS, FLOYD, FONTINOT, FORD, FORT, FOSTER, FOX, FRANKLIN, FRANKS, FRAZIER, FUDGE, FULGIUM, FULLER, FULLWOOD, FURNESS, FURNISS, GANIER, GARDINER, GARDNER, GARNER, GARRETT, GATLIN, GAUDET, GAURINAT, GAY, GEE, GEORGE, GEREN, GERMANY, GEX, GIBBONS, GIBSON, GIDDENS, GILES, GILL, GILLS, GILMER, GILMORE, GIPSON, GIVEN, GIVENS, GLADNEY, GLEASON, GOLLERTHUN, GOODE, GOODWILL, GOODWIN, GORDON, GORE, GORMAN, GOSSETT, GOUDILACK, GOW, GRAHAM, GRAVES, GRAY, GREEN, GREENFIELD, GREGG, GREGORY, GRIMMET, GRIMMETT, GRISETT, GRISHOM, GRISSEL, GRYDER, GUEDRY, GUILFORD, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HAMITER, HAMMON, HAMMOND, HAMPTON, HANDY, HANEY, HANKS, HARGIS, HARLIN, HARPER, HARRELL, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARSHAW, HART, HARVEL, HARVEY, HAWKINS, HAYES, HAYNES, HAYNIE, HEAD, HEADLEY, HEARN, HEARNE, HEATH, HEFNER, HEIFNER, HELTON, HENDERSON, HENDRICK, HENDRICKS, HENRY, HENSON, HERRING, HERRON, HICKMAN, HICKS, HIGGS, HIGH, HIGHTOWER, HILL, HILLBURN, HILLIER, HILLMAN, HILMAN, HINES, HODGE, HODGES, HOGAN, HOGGE, HOLLAN, HOLLAND, HOLLINGSWORTH, HOLLON, HOLLOWAY, HOLMAN, HOLMES, HOLT, HONEYCUTT, HOOD, HOOKER, HOPPER, HOTCHKISS, HOUSTAN, HOUSTON, HOWELL, HUDDLESTON, HUDNALL, HUDSON, HUGHES, HUGHS, HUMPHREYS, HUNTER, HURN, HUTCHERSON, HUTCHINSON, HYAMS, HYDE, HYMANS, IDOM, INABNET, IRVIN, IRWIN, JACKSON, JACOBS, JAMES, JAY, JEFFERSON, JEMISON, JENKINS, JENNINGS, JEWELL, JIMMERSON, JOHNS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JOLLY, JONES, JONSON, JOY, KANE, KANNAL, KCHAMBE, KEITH, KELLER, KELLEY, KELLOGG, KELLY, KEMP, KENNARD, KENNER, KENNON, KEY, KEYSER, KING, KINGBECK, KIRK, KIRKLAND, KIRTLEY, KNIGHT, KNIGHTON, KNOX, LAMBETH, LAMPKIN, LANCASTER, LARKIN, LASTEREE, LATTIER, LAUVE, LAW, LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LAY, LEAMONS, LEAPHART, LEATHERMAN, LEDOUX, LEE, LEIGHTON, LEMONS, LENOIR, LESLIE, LESTER, LEVY, LEWIS, LILLY, LINCOLN, LINDSEY, LIPSCOMB, LISTER, LITTELL, LIVERMAN, LOCK, LOCKEY, LOCKLEY, LOE, LOGAN, LONG, LOTT, LOUISIANA, LOURY, LOVE, LOW, LOWERY, LOWRY, LTD, LUSK, LUZENBURG, LYLES, LYNN, MADDEN, MADING, MAGEE, MAGNIN, MAHLE, MALONE, MANDEVILLE, MANNING, MARKHAM, MARKS, MARLER, MARLOW, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MASON, MATHEWS, MATLOCK, MATTHEWS, MAXWELL, MCBRIDE, MCCALEB, MCCALL, MCCARTY, MCCLANAHAN, MCCLELLAND, MCCONNELL, MCCOY, MCCRANIE, MCCROWELL, MCCULLIN, MCCULLOUGH, MCDADE, MCDANIEL, MCDONALD, MCDUFFIE, MCFARLAND, MCGEE, MCGINTY, MCGOWEN, MCGRIGIN, MCGUFFEY, MCGUIGAN, MCGURGAN, MCINTOSH, MCKINNEY, MCLAURINE, MCLEISH, MCLEMORE, MCNAIR, MCNEILL, MCNIELL, MCQUARTERS, MCQUATTERS, MCREA, MCTIPTON, MCWILLIAMS, MCWILLIE, MCWILLIS, MEANS, MELVIN, MERCER, MERRITT, MIEARS, MIGLIN, MILLER, MILLS, MIMS, MINS, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MOODY, MOON, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISON, MORROW, MORSE, MURDOCK, MURRAH, MURRAY, MURRELL, NANSELL, NASH, NATTIN, NELSON, NETTLES, NEWSOM, NEWSOME, NICCUM, NICHOLS, NICKERSON, NORRIS, NORTHCOTT, NOWELL, OAKLEY, OAKLY, OCHMICHEN, ODANIEL, ODOM, OGLESBY, OLIVER, ONEAL, ONEILL, ONIEL, ORY, OVERTON, PACAW, PAGE, PALMER, PALMERTON, PAMPLIN, PANWELL, PARKER, PARKS, PARMER, PARRAMORE, PARROTT, PARSONS, PATE, PATTERSON, PATTON, PAYNE, PAYSINGER, PEARMAN, PEAS, PECK, PEER, PERKINS, PEROT, PERRETT, PERRITT, PETERSON, PETTY, PHELPS, PHILLIPS, PICKETT, PIDGEON, PIERCE, PIERRE, PILKENTON, PILKINTON, PIPES, PIRKLE, PITMAN, PITTMAN, PLATT, PLAYER, PLISSY, POCKRUS, POE, POIRIER, POIRRIER, POIVIER, PONDER, POPE, PORTER, POTTER, POUNCEY, POWELL, PRESCOTT, PRESSLEY, PREVOST, PREVOT, PRIDMORE, PROVOST, PRURN, QUARLES, QUICK, RABB, RABBS, RABUN, RAINES, RAINSBERGER, RANDALL, RANDOLPH, RASBERRY, RAUNSAVALL, RAWLINGS, RAWLS, RAY, REDDICK, REDIFORD, REED, REES, REID, RETHERFORD, RHEA, RHODES, RICE, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICHESON, RIDDLE, RILEY, RIVERS, ROACH, ROBB, ROBBINS, ROBERSON, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBEY, ROBINS, ROBINSON, RODGERS, ROGERS, ROLLY, ROOKARD, ROSS, ROUFF, ROUNDSVALL, ROUNSAVALL, RUCKER, RUPLE, RUSHING, RUSSELL, RUTHERFORD, RUTLEDGE, SADDLER, SADLER, SANDERS, SANDERSON, SANDIDGE, SAPP, SATTERFIELD, SAVAGE, SAY, SCARBOROUGH, SCHEEL, SCOTT, SEIP, SENTELE, SENTELL, SEWALL, SHACKELFORD, SHA-HO-KAH, SHARP, SHAVER, SHAW, SHELTON, SHENICK, SHEPARD, SHIPPER, SHOTWELL, SIBLEY, SIKES, SIMMONS, SIMPKINS, SIMPSON, SINGLETON, SKANNAL, SKANNEL, SKINER, SKINNER, SKIPPER, SLACK, SMALLWOOD, SMITH, SNAPP, SNIDER, SNYDER, SPEIGHT, SPIKER, SPRADLY, SPRINGFIELD, SPURLIN, SPURLING, SPYKER, STAMPS, STANLEY, STANLY, STATON, STEEL, STEELE, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STEVENS, STEVENSON, STEWART, STEWMAN, STIDHAM, STILES, STINSON, STOCKWELL, STONE, STRANGE, STRONG, STROUD, STUART, STUBBS, SUGG, SUGGS, SULLIVAN, SURGET, SUTTON, SWANN, SWINDLE, SWINEY, SWINNEY, TABOR, TAITE, TANSY, TARVER, TATE, TAYLOR, TAZEWELL, TEMPLE, TERREL, TERRY, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TIPTON, TISER, TO-KOLTH-HO-KEE, TOOKE, TOOL, TOWNSEND, TOYER, TRAZVANT, TREZEVANT, TROOP, TUCKER, TUMLINSON, TURNBOW, TURNER, TURNLEY, TUTT, TYLER, TYSON, VANARSDEL, VANCE, VANDER, VANTER, VAUGHAN, VICKERS, WADLEY, WALKER, WALLACE, WALLING, WALTERS, WARD, WARNER, WARREN, WASHINGTON, WASSON, WATKINS, WATSON, WEBB, WEISIGER, WELLS, WESLEY, WESTER, WESTON, WHEELER, WHITE, WHITEMAN, WHITFIELD, WHITHURST, WHITTEN, WHITTINGTON, WHITWORTH, WHYTE, WILEY, WILKINSON, WILLARD, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIS, WILLOUGHBY, WILSON, WINDSOR, WINFREY, WINGATE, WINHAM, WINKFIELD, WINN, WISE, WITHURST, WOOD, WOODARD, WOODS, WOODSON, WOODWARD, WORKS, WRIGHT, WYCHE, YARBOROUGH, YORK, YOUNG, ZYLKS


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Book Specifications
Binding Option Copyright Year Dimensions ISBN ISBN13
Paperback 2010 8-5/16' x 10-3/4' 1420313428 9781420313420
Spiral-bound 2009 8-1/2' x 11' (plus coil) 1420305719 9781420305715
Hardbound 2009 8-1/2' x 11' 1420305727 9781420305722


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