Family Maps of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri

Family Maps of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri

by Gregory A. Boyd J.D.


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250 pages with 72 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 Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, 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) . . .
3789 Parcels of Land
(with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)
36 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
1820s 55
1830s 240
1840s 458
1850s 2403
1860s 335
1870s 75
1880s 58
1890s 50
1900s 62
1910s 48
1920s 3

What Cities and Towns are in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri (and in this book)?
Avon, Bloomsdale, Brickeys, Chestnut Ridge, Clearwater, Clement, Coffman, Copper Mine, Hicks, Jonca, Kinsey, Lawrenceton, Little Rock Landing, Marlo, Mill, Millers, Minnith, Mosher, Needmore, New Bourbon, New Offenburg, Ozora, Pickel, Quarry Town, River aux Vases, Rocky Ridge Ranch, Saint Jude Acres (subdivision), Saint Mary, Sainte Genevieve, Sprott, Thomure, Valley View, Weingarten, Womack, Zell

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420311129
Publisher: Arphax Publishing Co.
Publication date: 05/20/2010
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 859,398
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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