Family Maps of Ottawa County, Michigan
Family Maps of Ottawa County, Michigan, by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., 218 pages, with 59 total maps; Paperback, 8.5x11 inches, Publ. 2010, ISBN: 9781420314366.
Locating original landowners on 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 Ottawa 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 is 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.
- 2,084 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent dates labeled in the relevant map)
- 29 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:
What Cities and Towns are in Ottawa County, Michigan (and in this book)? Agnew, Allendale, Bauer, Beaverdam, Beechwood, Borculo, Clark Corners, Conklin, Coopersville, Crisp, Dennison, Drenthe, Eastmanville, Ferrysburg, Forest Grove, Forest Grove Station, Gitchel, Grand Haven, Grand Valley, Harlem, Harrisburg, Herrington, Holland, Hudsonville, Jamestown, Jenison, Lamont, Macatawa, Marne, New Holland, Noordeloos, North Blendon, Nunica, Oaklawn Beechwood, Olive Center, Ottawa Center, Pearline, Pine Creek, Port Sheldon, Reno, Robinson, Rosy Mound, Rusk, Snug Harbor, South Blendon, Spring Lake, Tallmadge, Tasmas Corners, Virginia Park, Vriesland, Waverly, West Olive, Wright, Zeeland, and Zutphen.
SURNAMES found in this Book: ABBOTT, ACHTERHOF, ACKHOUSE, ACKLEY, ADAMS, AGTERHOF, ALBEE, ALBERT, ALDEN, ALING, ALLEN, ALLIS, ALLYN, ANDERSON, ANDREE, ANDREES, ANGEL, ANGELL, ARCHBOLD, ARMSTRONG, ARNOLD, ARTHUR, ASTRA, AUSTIN, AVERY, BABCOCK, BADGER, BAERT, BALCOM, BALL, BAPTIST, BARBER, BARKER, BARLOW, BARNES, BARNHART, BARR, BATEMAN, BATES, BAXTER, BEACH, BEAN, BEAVERS, BEEBE, BEKE, BELCHER, BELL, BENDER, BENHAM, BENNET, BENNETT, BENTON, BISSELL, BLACKMAN, BLAKE, BLAKENEY, BLANCHARD, BLOEMERS, BOERSIEN, BOES, BOHNE, BOND, BOOF, BOOTS, BORGARTS, BORGERS, BOS, BOSCH, BOTTUM, BOUGHTON, BOWKER, BRACE, BRADFORD, BRADLEY, BRAINARD, BRAYTON, BREDEHOFT, BREMER, BRIGGS, BRITAIN, BRITTON, BROADMORE, BRONSON, BROOKS, BROWN, BRUCE, BRUER, BRYANT, BUDD, BURCH, BURDICK, BURLINGAME, BURLINGHAM, BURNAP, BURNHAM, BURTON, BUSKIRK, BUTLER, BUTTS, CAINE, CAMERON, CAMP, CAMPAU, CAMPBELL, CANNIFF, CAREY, CARR, CARRIER, CARTER, CASWELL, CATS, CHAPIN, CISLER, CLAPPER, CLARK, CLEMENT, COBB, COBURN, COFFINBURY, COIT, COLE, COLEBURN, COLEMAN, COLLINS, COLLISON, COMSTOCK, CONEL, CONNELL, COON, COOPER, CORBETT, COREY, CORKINS, CORNING, CORY, COWLES, CRAMER, CROFOOT, CROZIER, CUE, CULBERTSON, CULVER, CURTIS, CUTLER, DALLAS, DALTON, DANIELS, DARLING, DAVENPORT, DAVIS, DAVISON, DE BOER, DE FRIES, DE GUISELLE, DE HOOP, DE KIEP, DE KOEIJER, DE KOSTER, DE KRAKER, DE PUTTER, DE REGT, DE SPELDER, DE VRIES, DE YOUGH, DEACON, DEKIES, DEKOCK, DEMKES, DENISON, DENNIS, DEPUTER, DESHON, DESPETON, DEVEREAUX, DEWITT, DICKINSON, DINSE, DODGE, DOGGER, DOPP, DOUMA, DRIGGS, DROST, DUCHINE, DUNCAN, DUNGAN, DUNNEWIND, DUNNICK, DUNNIK, DUNNINK, DUSENBERRY, DYKSTRA, EAGER, EAMES, EASTMAN, EASTWAY, EBELS, EDING, EDISON, EDMUNDS, EDWARDS, EILANDER, ELBERT, ELKINGTON, ELLISON, EMERSON, ENSLEY, ERNSTBERE, FAGAN, FELDIER, FELLOWS, FELTON, FENN, FERRY, FILSON, FINCH, FINN, FINNEY, FISHER, FISKE, FITCH, FITZGERALD, FLEMING, FLETCHER, FLIETSTRA, FLORIS, FOSGATE, FOSTER, FRATTS, FREDERICKS, FREEMAN, FRENCH, FRIK, FROST, FULLER, FYFE, GAGE, GALE, GALUSHA, GARDINER, GARDNER, GARVELINK, GAUDON, GEERTS, GERRELLS, GIBBS, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILMAN, GILMORE, GODFREY, GODFROY, GOFF, GOODING, GRAHAM, GRANT, GRAVES, GRAY, GREBEL, GREEN, GRIDLEY, GRIFFIN, GRISWOLD, GROEN, GROOTENHUIS, GROOTJANS, GROSVENOR, GRYMES, GUE, GUITEAU, GUNN, HAASGES, HAGEN, HAGENS, HAILE, HAIRE, HALE, HALL, HALSTED, HAMMOND, HAMMONS, HANINK, HARD, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HART, HARTSHORN, HARVEY, HARWOOD, HATCH, HATHAWAY, HAVE, HAYNES, HEADWORTH, HEALY, HEARNS, HEDDINK, HEDGES, HEFFERAN, HEKHUISE, HENDRICKS, HERDER, HESSELINK, HIGBY, HILLIKER, HOADLEY, HOAG, HODGSON, HOFFMAN, HOFMAN, HOLCOMB, HOLDEN, HOLLERAN, HONEYWELL, HOPKINS, HORNBECK, HOTCHKISS, HOWARD, HOWELL, HOWLETT, HOYT, HUBBARD, HUIZINGA, HULBERT, HULL, HUMES, HUNGERFORD, HUNT, HUNTER, HUNTING, HUSTON, HUTCHINS, HUTCHINSON, INGALLS, INGALS, JACKSON, JAUDON, JEKEL, JENISON, JENKINS, JENNISON, JEWELL, JEWETT, JOACHIM, JOHNSON, JONES, JOSCELYN, JOSLIN, JUDSON, KAK, KAMERLING, KAMPER, KAMPS, KANOUSE, KATAGA, KELLEY, KELLOGG, KEMME, KENDALL, KENDRICK, KEPPEL, KERCHEVAL, KERNS, KERR, KERSWELL, KETTLE, KING, KINGSLAND, KIRBY, KLISE, KOK, KONING, KOOLE, KRAAI, KRADET, KRAMER, KRAUS, KRUID, KRUIT, KUIJSER, KUIPERS, KUISSERS, KUK, LACLEAR, LACY, LAGRA, LAHUIS, LAKE, LAMERS, LANGDON, LANMAN, LAVERTY, LAWRANCE, LAWRENCE, LAWVER, LEENHOUTS, LEGG, LEWIS, LIEVENSE, LILLIE, LILLY, LINCOLN, LITCHFIELD, LITTLE, LIVINGSTON, LLOYD, LOGUE, LOMBARD, LORD, LOVELL, LOWE, LOWELL, LUBBERS, LYBRAKER, LYMAN, MACK, MACY, MALONE, MANNING, MANROE, MANTERSTOCK, MARCH, MARKLE, MARMONT, MARSEL, MARSHALL, MARVIN, MASON, MATER, MAXFIELD, MAYO, MCCARTY, MCCAUSLAND, MCCUAN, MCDOWELL, MCINTOSH, MCKENNEY, MCKINNEY, MCKYES, MCREYNOLDS, MECUWSEN, MEENYS, MEEUWSE, MEIJERING, MELLINK, MERIAM, MERRELINK, MERRILL, MERRITT, MERROW, MESNARD, MICHAELS, MICKLES, MILLER, MILLS, MILNE, MINER, MINTURN, MONDAY, MONROE, MONTAGUE, MOODY, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRISON, MORSE, MOSELL, MOWRY, MOYNIHAN, MULDER, MULLETT, MUNROE, MYERS, NAGEL, NAGNAY, NAMES, NEAL, NEWBERRY, NEWCOMB, NEWEG, NEWMAN, NEWTON, NICOLE, NICOLL, NIENHUIS, NIJSSEN, NORTON, NOTTING, NOUTOIT, NYLAND, NYSSEN, OAKS, OLIVER, OONK, OOSTEMA, OSGOOD, OSTENRYK, OSTROM, OWEN, PAGE, PALMER, PANCOST, PARK, PARKER, PARKS, PATCHEN, PATCHIN, PATTON, PAYNE, PEASE, PENN, PENNOYER, PERKINS, PERRY, PEW, PFANSTICHL, PICKETT, PIEL, PIERCE, PITTS, PITTSINGER, PIXLEY, PLAGGEMARS, PLASMAN, POLHAMUS, PONGEREN, POOLE, PORTER, POST, PRATT, PRESTON, PRIEST, PUMP, PURCHASE, QUACKENBOSS, QUIGLEY, RAALTE, RABBERS, RAMSEY, RANDALL, RANNEY, RANSOM, RATERING, RATHBONE, REALY, REED, REENDERS, REGLIN, REINHOLD, RESINK, RICE, RICKNER, RISDON, ROBART, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROCKWELL, ROESINK, ROMEYN, RONGE, ROWBOTTOM, ROYCE, RUCH, SACKET, SAGE, SAGERS, SALTER, SALYER, SANDERSON, SANFORD, SAWYER, SCHAAP, SCHEPERS, SCHERMERHORN, SCHOELING, SCHOEMAKERS, SCHOON, SCHOUT, SCHREWER, SCOTT, SEVERANCE, SEYLEE, SEYMOUR, SHE, SHEFFIELD, SHELDON, SHENICH, SHEPARD, SHERMAN, SHULTZ, SIBLEY, SICKMAN, SIERSENIA, SILSBEE, SIMMONS, SLAGTER, SLATER, SLAYTON, SMACK, SMALLEGAUGE, SMITH, SMITS, SNEY, SPALDING, SPEAR, SPENCER, SPRIK, SQUIRE, SQUIRES, STAAL, STAFFORD, STANDER, STANDISH, STANFORD, STANLEY, STANSBURY, STARKWEATHER, STEARNS, STEEL, STEELE, STEFFENS, STEGEMAN, STEGENGA, STEGINGA, STEKETEE, STEPHENS, STERKEN, STERNEBORG, STEVENS, STEWART, STICKNEY, STILWILL, STOCKING, STOCKINS, STODDARD, STONE, STORING, STRABBING, STREETER, STROHECKER, STRONG, STUART, STUCK, SUMNER, SVLIET, SWEETSER, SYLVESTER, TAINTER, TALBOT, TAYLOR, TEALL, THAIR, THATCHER, THAYER, THROOP, THUIS, TIRBROOK, TORREY, TORRY, TOUSLEY, TOWNER, TOWNSEND, TOWNSON, TRACY, TRATTLES, TREADWELL, TREE, TRICK, TRIMPE, TRIPP, TRUMBALL, TRUMBULL, TRYON, TWOGOOD, TYLER, UMLOR, UPTON, VAN BALGOOYEN, VAN BECK, VAN BRAAK, VAN DE LAARE, VAN DE LUYSTER, VAN DEER MEIDEN, VAN DEN BERG, VAN DEN BOS, VAN DEN BOSCH, VAN DER HAAR, VAN DER MEULEN, VAN DER MEULIN, VAN DER MULEN, VAN DER VAAN, VAN DER WERP, VAN DER WONDE, VAN DERHAVEN, VAN DRUNEN, VAN DURAN, VAN DUREN, VAN DYK, VAN DYKE, VAN HEES, VAN MUNSTER, VAN NUL, VAN PATTEN, VAN RAALTE, VAN RHEE, VAN STEENSEL, VAN TONGUEN, VAN WIJNEN, VAN WYK, VANDER MEER, VANDER MEULEN, VANDERMEER, VANDUSEN, VEEN, VELDERMAN, VELSEY, VELZY, VERHAGE, VERWAAYEN, VISSCHER, VISSERS, VOORENKAMP, VORK, VOSBURGH, VREDENBURG, VREDEVELD, WA, WADSWORTH, WAINWRIGHT, WAKKER, WALKER, WALTON, WARD, WASSEN, WATSON, WEBSTER, WEDEMAN, WEENER, WELLS, WELTON, WENDEGOWISH, WENDELL, WERKMAN, WESENBURG, WESTING, WEVER, WHEELER, WHITE, WHITING, WHITNEY, WICKS, WIDGER, WIGHT, WILCOX, WILDER, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WILTERDINK, WINTER, WISE, WISNER, WISSING, WITBECK, WITTERDINK, WOLBEREUK, WOLTING, WOLTMAN, WOOD, WOODBURY, WOODRUFF, WOODWARD, WRIGHT, WYNGARDEN, YEOMANS, YOUKER, YOUNG, ZAALMINK, ZAGERS, ZWIERS