Family Maps of Kemper County, Mississippi (Paperback)
314 pages with 77 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 Kemper County, Mississippi, 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) . . . 4462 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map) 59 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: DecadeParcel-count 1830s15 1840s2764 1850s694 1860s365 1870s31 1880s100 1890s259 1900s167 1910s56 1920s10 What Cities and Towns are in Kemper County, Mississippi (and in this book)? Akron, Antioch (historical), Ayanabi (historical), Beckville (historical), Binnsville, Blackwater, Bloomfield, Bluff Springs, Bogue Toocolo Chitto (historical), Carters, Center Ridge (historical), Chomontakali (historical), Cleveland, Cow Creek (historical), Coy, Cullum, Cuthi Uckehaca (historical), Damascus, Darnall (historical), De Kalb, East Abeika (historical), East Coongetto (historical), East Yazo Skatane (historical), Electric Mills, Enondale, Giles, Haanka Ullah (historical), Hatchette (historical), Herbert (historical), Holihtasha (historical), Kemper Springs, Kipling, Klondike, Liberty, Lynville, Millington, Moscow, Mount Nebo, Narkeeta (historical), Oak Grove, Oktibbeha (historical), Old Narkeetah (historical), Old Scooba (historical), Old Wahalak (historical), Peden (historical), Porterville, Preston, Prince Chapel, Prismatic, Red Bud (historical), Rio, Rocky Mount (historical), Sciples Mill, Scooba, Spinks (historical), Sucarnoochee, Tamola, Texas (historical), Townsend, Wahalak.