Last September we visited Raleigh, NC to do research on the early land
grants of my ancestor. At the archives in Raleigh they had a file
cabinet that contained the recipients of land the documents organized
by county and then names in alphabetical order . I t was a slow process
but I was able to get copies of many of the families in the area of
interest to me. The quality of the documents were much better than the
ones I obtained ten years ago and cost just $.10 each.
There is a map done by A.B. Markahm completed in 1973 in the map files.
Markham plotted (by hand) 80% to 90% of the county. From what I
observed the map is very accurate. You can reach Markham at:
allenm221(a)aol.com for information on the map. The part not completed is
the south east part of Wake County which is where my ancestors lived,
but the map was a great help in placing my grants. He also had a map of
Virginia Refo wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Renee" <drnewman6r(a)peoplepc.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] NC-Wake Co Early Land Grants
> I knew they had the index, but the actual deeds are on microfilm by
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gayle Ellison-Assistance
> Unlimited" <gayle(a)apbb.net>
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>> You can get the index and deeds on film through the NC Archives.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "g purdy"
>> To: <DEED-MAPPER-USERS-L(a)rootsweb.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:43 AM
>> Subject: [DMU] NC-Wake Co Early Land Grants
>>> The post on Georgia early land grants made me wonder if there is a
>>> similar source for Wake County, NC (area south of Raleigh). A
>>> cousin sent me a copy of a part of a hand drawn map of some early
>>> land grants around Raleigh. The map is wonderful, showing names of
>>> early settlers that I have seen in my research there and names of
>>> neighbors of my ancestors. This map was a version of what I have
>>> been trying to do using Deed Mapper for the area on both sides of
>>> Swift Creek and south. While in Raleigh a few years ago, I copied
>>> my ancestors land records and have been working to place them, but
>>> I need to expand that. Does anyone know of anything that would aid
>>> me in my effort? I know I need to locate other early records to add
>>> to the ones I copied. Deed Mapper is a great program. I have used
>>> to plot land of my families in Walker Co, AL, Benton Co, MO and
>>> Marshall Co, IN. North Carolina is a bit more difficult because the
>>> deeds are not available on the BLM records or any other source on
>>> the Internet that I am aware of. Does any one have any ideas that
>>> might help. Thank you for any help you can provide.
>>> Geneva Purdy
>>> Littleton, Colorado
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