What parts of WashingtonCo have you been working in? And how far back have you gone?
I'm interested in the beginning (1782) as my ancestor, John Robb, was one of the
settlers, and have a copy of the original patent map for his township which I hope to
fill in some time working forward from the earliest deed books. I have used this
method extensively down here in the Valley of Virginia where I live.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ellen" <fec33(a)earthlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:04 AM
Subject: [DMU] Kentucky metes and bounds
Hi Annette and Listers,
I have found that the appearance of the plot is often a perfect match, or
at least mighty close, to the outlines of one parcel or a cluster of
parcels on a modern tax plat map. I've done this for 2 counties in
Pennsylvania. I would imagine that it wouldn't work in one of the states
with Range, Section, and Quarter layout. I find that Penn State's library
(near my home) has the plat books for most counties in PA. You might find a
similar collection in other large university or state libraries.
Once you can correlate the old plot to a modern one, you can follow up via
the tax office for owner, or other similar sources, and then find that
person's street address...... This also will allow you to place the plot on
a standard modern map such as a contour map.
The 2 counties where I found this true were: Centre Co, Penna; and
Washington Co, Penna. When I did those counties, I was using Black Oak
Mapper, which is no longer available. It's a very streamlined package that
is similar to DeedMapper and was designed for DOS use. It would not allow
you to place several plots on one screen page or hard copy page. However,
you could save as a graphic file and then import into another piece of
software and put several together. That was the dark ages of land plotting,
and DeedMapper is the present day!
At 08:00 PM 3/2/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>DEED-MAPPER-USERS-D Digest Volume 04 : Issue 13
> #1 RE: [DMU] Thanks to all of you who ["Annette Towler"
>Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 20:25:33 -0600
>From: "Annette Towler" <annettedt(a)mn.astound.net>
>Subject: RE: [DMU] Thanks to all of you who helped
>Does anyone have any clues as to how to transfer KY meets and bounds
>records to actual finding the property in the county? Campbell Co., KY
>I know by census records etcs it is by Cold Spring, Campbell Co., KY but
>how do I translate this to finding the court records. Any hints would
>be great. Thank you
>Annette DeCourcy Towler
>Home page for DeCourcy & Pack
>Web page for St. Cloud Area Genealogists, Inc.
>Family Researching in SE KY PACK, CHANDLER, WHEELER,
>FAIRCHILD,LeMASTERS, RAMEY,MILLER/MILAM/MILLAM, JAYNE, McSPADDEN
>Researching in NE KY DeCOURCY, ELLIS, BALL, MAINS, LEWIS, EVANS,
>Researching in PA, IL WESSLING, SOMERS, SCHULER, PLAGGEE
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