AL: Family Maps Of Walker County, Alabama
Family Maps of Walker County, Alabama, by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., 364 pages, with 98 total maps, Softbound, 8.5x11 inches, Publ. 2010, ISBN: 9781420314410.
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 Walker County, Alabama, 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.
- 7079 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent-dates labeled in the relevant map)
- 96 Cemeteries, plus . . . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.
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 Walker County, Alabama (and in this book)?
Aldridge, America, Argo, Bankhead, Barney, Benoit, Bethel, Big Ridge, Black Warrior Town (historical), Boldo, Bradleytown, Browntown, Bryan, Burnwell, Burrows Crossroads, Calumet, Camak Mills (historical), Cameron, Campbellville, Carbon Hill, Cedar Lake, Cedrum, Chapel Hill, Clarke, Coal Valley, Coon Creek, Cordova, Corinth, Corona, Creel, Curry, Deason Hill, Debardeleben, Dilworth, Dixie Springs, Dogtown, Doliska, Dora, Dora Junction, Dovertown, Drifton, Drummond, Edgil, Eldridge, Empire, Enoe, Fairview, Five Points, Flatwood, Frisco Quarters, Gamble, Gardiners Gin, Gayosa, Gobblers Crossing, Goodsprings, Gorgas, Hayes Crossing, High Level, Hilliard, Hillsdale, Holly Grove, Hudson Settlement, Hull, Jasper, Kansas, Kershaw, Key Hill, Kings Mill, Lake Shore Subdivision, Littletons, Lockhart (historical), Lone Oak Subdivision, Lorton, Lupton, Lynns Park, Macedonia, Manchester, Marietta, Marigold, Marylee, McCollum, Mount Hope, Mountain Valley (historical), Nauvoo, New Jagger, Oak Hill, Oakahalla, Oakman, Parrish, Patton, Pendley, Pennsylvania Camp (historical), Pleasant Field, Pleasant Grove, Pocahontas, Powellville, Prospect, Providence, Pumpkin Center, Quinton, Quintown, Red Rock, Red Star, Reeds Ferry, Rocky Hollow, Rosehill, Ruby (historical), Samoset, Saragossa, Sardis, Sardis, Short Camp, Sipsey, Slicklizzard, Sloss, South Lowell, Spring Hill, Standard, Stephenson Crossing, Sumiton, Sumiton Trailer Park, Sunlight, Thach, Townley, Tutwiler, Twilley Town, Union Chapel, Wegra, West Corona, Williamstown, Wyatt, Yerkwood, York Mountain
Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
- April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
- May 20, 1862: Homestead Entry Original (12 Stat. 392)
- September 4, 1841: Grant-Certain Land to State (5 Stat. 453)
- February 24,1905: Scrip-Certain Homestead E in (33 Stat. 813)
Surnames in the County (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
- Multi-Patentees (Groups of people who acquired land together)
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SURNAMES found in this Book:
AARON, AARONS, ABBOT, ABBOTT, ABEL, ABLES, ADAMS, ADCOCK, ADDISON, ADKINS, AKINS, ALABAMA, ALBRITTON, ALDRIDGE, ALEXANDER, ALLDRIDGE, ALLEN, ALLEY, ALLIN, ALLISON, ALLUMS, ALUMS, ALVIS, AMISS, ANDREWS, ANDRUS, APPLING, ARGO, ARNOLD, ARON, ARY, ASHBY, ASHCRAFT, ASHMORE, ASTON, ATKINS, AUDITON, AULTMAN, AUSTIN, AVERY, AYCOCK, BACHELOR, BAGBY, BAGGETT, BAGWELL, BAILEY, BAIRD, BAIZE, BAKER, BALLENGER, BANES, BANKS, BARBEE, BARENTINE, BARKER, BARNES, BARNETT, BARRENTINE, BARRETT, BARROW, BARTON, BASHELL, BATCHLOR, BATES, BAUGHN, BAYS, BEARD, BEASELEY, BEASLEY, BEASLY, BEAZLEY, BECK, BEDDINGFIELD, BELL, BELLAH, BENNETT, BENNS, BENSON, BENTON, BERRY, BEST, BEYNON, BICKERSTAFF, BIDDY, BILLINGSLEY, BIRDWELL, BISHOP, BLACK, BLACKBURN, BLACKBURNE, BLACKNELL, BLACKSTON, BLACKWELL, BLACKWOOD, BLAKE, BLANKENSHIP, BLANKINSHIP, BLANTON, BLEVINS, BLYTHE, BOATNER, BOBO, BOLDING, BOLTON, BOMAN, BONNER, BOON, BORDEN, BORDIN, BORDON, BOSHELL, BOTELER, BOWERS, BOWSER, BOX, BOYD, BRADLEY, BRAKE, BRAKEFIELD, BRAMLETT, BRANAN, BRANNAN, BRASFIELD, BRASSFIELD, BRASWELL, BRAZEAL, BRAZEALE, BRAZEL, BRAZIER, BRAZILE, BRAZILL, BREAKFIELD, BREED, BRIGDEN, BRIGGS, BRISON, BRITTIAN, BRITTS, BROACH, BROGDEN, BROGDON, BROOKS, BROOM, BROWDER, BROWN, BROWNE, BRUCE, BRUNER, BRYAN, BRYANT, BRYSON, BULL, BURCHFIELD, BURDEN, BURDIN, BURGIN, BURKETT, BURNETT, BURNUM, BURRELL, BURROW, BURT, BURTON, BUSBY, BUSH, BUTCHER, BUTLER, BUTT, BUZBEE, BYLER, CAGLE, CAIN, CALAWAY, CALLAWAY, CALLOWAY, CALVERT, CAMAK, CAMP, CAMPBELL, CAMRON, CANNON, CARADINE, CARAWAY, CARGILE, CARITHERS, CARMICHAEL, CARRADINE, CARROLL, CARSON, CARTER, CASTLEBERRY, CHANCE, CHAPEL, CHAPPELL, CHEATHAM, CHEETHAM, CHELTON, CHILDERS, CHILDRESS, CHILTON, CHISM, CHRISTIAN, CLARK, CLARKE, CLAYTON, CLEGHORN, CLEMENTS, CLIFTON, CLINE, CLOUSE, CLOWERS, COBB, COCHRAN, COE, COKER, COLBURN, COLE, COLEBURN, COLLINS, COLN, COLSTON, CONAWAY, CONLEY, CONN, CONNOR, CONWAY, COOK, COONER, COOPER, COPELAND, COPELEN, COPELIN, COPLIN, CORDAL, CORDEL, CORDELL, CORDLE, CORLEY, CORNELIUS, CORRY, COSSEY, COTTRELL, COUNTON, COURINGTON, COURTON, COVIN, COWN, COX, CRANFORD, CRAWFORD, CREEL, CRIM, CROCKER, CROFT, CROSS, CROWNOVER, CROWSON, CRUMLEY, CRUMPTON, CULPEPPER, CUMBY, CUMMINGS, CUNINGHAM, CUNNINGHAM, CUREINTON, CURINGTON, CURRINTON, CURTIS, DAILY, DANIEL, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DAY, DEARTH, DEASON, DEES, DEMEES, DENSMORE, DENT, DEWEES, DEWEESE, DICKERSON, DICKSON, DIETRICH, DILL, DOBBS, DODD, DONALDSON, DONEY, DORRIS, DORSEY, DOSS, DOUGLAS, DOWDY, DOWNEY, DOWNS, DOYLE, DOZHER, DOZIER, DRUMMON, DRUMMOND, DUFFEE, DUGLASS, DUNCAN, DUNKIN, DUNN, DUPUY, DURHAM, DUTTEN, DUTTON, DUVALL, EARNEST, EASLEY, EASOM, EASTERLY, EASTMAN, ECHOLS, EDGING, EDWARDS, ELLETT, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELMORE, EMBRY, ENGLAND, ENIS, ESTER, ESTES, EVANS, FARLEY, FAUGHT, FELKINS, FELTMAN, FERGUSON, FEWELL, FIELDS, FIKE, FILES, FINLEY, FOGORTY, FONDREN, FORD, FORREST, FOSTER, FOUGHT, FOUNTAIN, FOWLER, FRAIL, FRANKLIN, FRASURE, FRAZIER, FROST, FURGASON, FURGUSON, GABBERT, GADDY, GAGGARS, GAINES, GAINEY, GALLAHER, GAMBLE, GANEY, GANIOUS, GANT, GARDNER, GARNER, GARRETT, GARRISON, GASH, GAVIN, GEORGE, GESSLING, GIBBON, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILCREASE, GILCREES, GILCREESE, GILCRIES, GILLESPIE, GILMORE, GLAZE, GLOVER, GOAD, GOOD, GOODWIN, GOOLSBY, GORE, GOULD, GRACE, GRAHAM, GRANT, GRAVLEE, GRAY, GREEN, GREGG, GREGORY, GUESS, GUIN, GUNTER, GURGANUS, GURLEY, GUTHERY, GUTHRIE, GUTTERY, GUTTREY, GUTTRY, GWIN, HAGLER, HAINES, HALL, HALLMARK, HAMBRIE, HAMILTON, HAND, HANDLEY, HANES, HANLEY, HARBIN, HARDEN, HARDIN, HARMON, HARRILL, HARRIS, HARROLD, HARTLEY, HARVILL, HARVILLE, HASELETT, HAWTHORN, HAYES, HAYWOOD, HEADRICK, HEARD, HEDDRICK, HEGWOOD, HEIGHT, HELLUMS, HENDEN, HENDERSON, HENDON, HENDOR, HENDRICKS, HENSLEY, HENSON, HERNDON, HERRIN, HERRON, HESTER, HEWLETT, HIGHSAW, HIGHT, HILL, HILTON, HINSON, HOBSON, HOCUT, HOCUTT, HOGAN, HOGG, HOLCOMBE, HOLLAND, HOLLEY, HOLLIS, HOLLY, HOLT, HOOD, HOPKINS, HOUGE, HOWELL, HOWLE, HOWLETT, HUBBARD, HUDSON, HUGHES, HUGHS, HULSEY, HUMBER, HUMPHRIES, HUNNICUTT, HUNTER, HUTTO, HYCHE, INGLE, INMAN, INMON, IRELAND, IRWIN, ISBELL, IVEY, IVY, JACKSON, JAMES, JEFFERSON, JENKINS, JENT, JESTES, JETTON, JINKINS, JINRIGHT, JOHNS, JOHNSEY, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONAS, JONES, JORDAN, JOURDAN, JUNE, JUSTICE, KARR, KARRH, KEATON, KEETON, KELL, KELLEY, KELLY, KEMBRELL, KEMP, KEVELING, KEY, KIKER, KILE, KILGORE, KILLINGSWORTH, KIMBRELL, KING, KINSEY, KIRKPATRICK, KITCHEN, KITCHENS, KNIGHT, KNOWLES, LAIRD, LAMKIN, LAMON, LAMONS, LAND, LANDEN, LANE, LANG, LANGARD, LANGERDS, LANGYARD, LANTRIP, LANYARD, LARD, LAVENDER, LAWLER, LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LAY, LEARD, LEETH, LEITH, LEONARD, LESLEY, LESSON, LETSON, LEWEY, LEWIS, LIGHT, LINDLEY, LINDSEY, LINER, LITTLE, LITTON, LIVINGSTON, LOCKART, LOCKHART, LOCKRIDGE, LOLLAR, LOLLER, LOSSON, LOVE, LOVEL, LOVELADY, LOVELL, LOVETT, LOWRIMORE, LUSK, LYLE, LYNN, MACBEE, MACCAM, MACKEREL, MADDOX, MADISON, MAGBY, MAINES, MALLARD, MALONE, MANASCO, MANN, MANUEL, MARGFORD, MARQUIS, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MASON, MATHEWS, MATHIS, MATTHEWS, MAULDIN, MAYBURY, MAYS, MCABEE, MCBEE, MCCAIN, MCCARN, MCCARTEY, MCCARTNEY, MCCARTY, MCCAULLEY, MCCLAIN, MCCLENDON, MCCOLISTER, MCCOLLOUGH, MCCOLLUM, MCCRORY, MCCULLAR, MCCULLARS, MCCULLER, MCCULLERS, MCDADE, MCDAFF, MCDAID, MCDANIEL, MCDONALD, MCDUFF, MCELROY, MCENTIRE, MCFERIN, MCFIERN, MCGLATHERY, MCGOUGH, MCGRADY, MCKISSACK, MCLAIN, MCLANE, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLEAN, MCMILLION, MCMURRAN, MCNEAL, MCNEER, MCNELSON, MCNUTT, MEDDERSS, MEDLEN, MELLOWN, MERRITT, MICHAEL, MILES, MILLER, MILLS, MILSTEAD, MINCY, MINOR, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MOON, MOONEY, MOOR, MOORE, MORGAN, MORGANE, MORPHEW, MORRIS, MORROW, MUDD, MULLENS, MULLINAX, MULLINS, MURPHEE, MURPHEY, MURPHREE, MURRAY, MURRY, MUSGROVE, MYERS, NABORS, NALLS, NARAMORE, NATION, NATIONS, NEAL, NELSON, NESMITH, NIBLET, NICHOLLS, NICKLESON, NIX, NOLES, NORRIS, NUNNELLEY, ODAM, ODEN, ODOM, OLIVER, OREAR, ORR, OSCAR, OSLIN, OWEN, OWENS, PAINE, PAINTER, PALMER, PARKER, PARRIS, PARRISH, PARSONS, PARUM, PATE, PATTERSON, PATTON, PAYNE, PEAKE, PEARCE, PEEK, PENDLEY, PENDLY, PENN, PERRY, PETERS, PETERSON, PHIFER, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS, PHIPPS, PIKE, PIPER, PLIMLEY, PLUNKET, PLYLAR, PLYLER, POE, PORTZER, POSEY, POSTEN, POTTS, POWELL, PRESCOATE, PRESCOTE, PRESCOTT, PRESSCOAT, PRICE, PRINCE, PRITCHARD, PROCTOR, PRUITT, PRYOR, PUGH, PULLIAM, PURDY, QUEEN, QUIN, QUINN, RABUN, RABURN, RAINES, RAINS, RAINY, RAMEY, RANDOLPH, RANEY, RAY, RAYBURN, RAYMOND, READ, REAR, REDMILL, REED, REGAN, REID, RHEA, RICE, RICHARD, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICHISON, RICKEY, RIDDLESPERGER, RIGGINS, RIGGS, RITCHEY, RIVERS, ROBBERTS, ROBBINS, ROBERSON, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINS, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROBOSON, ROCKETT, RODDAM, RODEN, RODGERS, ROGERS, ROLLINS, ROLO, ROMINE, ROMINES, ROOT, ROQUEMORE, ROSE, ROSHELL, ROSS, ROUSE, RUSHING, RUSSEL, RUSSELL, RUTHERFORD, RUTHLEDGE, RUTLEDGE, RYAN, SALTER, SANDERS, SANDLIN, SANFORD, SARNO, SARTAIN, SCHUFFERT, SCOGGINS, SCONCE, SCOTT, SELBY, SELF, SELLERS, SETTON, SEWELL, SHAW, SHELBY, SHELTON, SHEPHERD, SHERER, SHERRER, SHIELDS, SHORT, SHUBERT, SIDES, SIGSBY, SILLIVAN, SIMPSON, SIMS, SITTON, SIVLEY, SKEWES, SLACKS, SLATE, SLAUGHTER, SLOAN, SMALLWOOD, SMART, SMITH, SNODDY, SNODY, SNOW, SOULE, SOUTHERLAND, SPALDING, SPARKS, SPAULDING, SPEARS, SPEEGLE, SPEER, SPRINGFIELD, SPROUL, STACKS, STAGGS, STANLEY, STANTON, STATUM, STEEDMAN, STEEL, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STEVENS, STEWARD, STEWART, STIVENER, STOCKMAN, STOKES, STONALL, STONE, STOVALL, STOVER, STRENGTH, STUART, STUBBLEFIELD, SUGG, SULIVAN, SULLIVAN, SUMNER, SUTHERLAND, SUTTON, SWAN, SWINDLE, TAFF, TANKERSLEY, TANNER, TAYLOR, TESNEY, THACKER, THAKER, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORNTON, THURMAN, TIDWELL, TIERCE, TINGLE, TIREY, TITTLE, TODD, TOMBLIN, TOMLIN, TOWNLEY, TOWNLY, TOWNSLEY, TREECE, TRICE, TUBB, TUBBS, TUCKER, TUGGLE, TUGGLES, TUNE, TUNSTALL, TURNER, TYLER, TYRE, UNDERWOOD, UPTON, USELTON, USLETON, USREY, USSERY, VAN HOOSE, VANDERVER, VANDEVER, VANDIVIER, VARNER, VICKREY, VINCENT, VINES, WADE, WAKEFIELD, WALDEN, WALDON, WALDROP, WALKER, WALLACE, WALLER, WALLIS, WALSTROM, WALTON, WARD, WARWICK, WASHBURN, WATERS, WATLEY, WATSON, WATT, WATTS, WEAR, WEATHERINGTON, WEATHINGTON, WEAVER, WEBB, WEDGEWORTH, WEEMS, WELLS, WEST, WESTBROOK, WHATLEY, WHITE, WHITEHEAD, WHITLEY, WHITNEY, WHITSON, WHITTON, WILCUTT, WILLBANKS, WILLCUT, WILLEY, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIS, WILLSON, WILSON, WINCHESTER, WINN, WINTER, WOFFORD, WOLF, WOOD, WOODALL, WOODARD, WOODSON, WOODWARD, WOOLEY, WOOTEN, WORTHEN, WORTHINGTON, WRIGHT, WYATT, WYLIE, YARBROUGH, YORK, YOUNG, YOUNGBLOOD