I am posting this book on here again as well as the book page because so many people are asking for it. So here it is.
I have this book and use it frequently. I just used it on the previous post to point out a long ago town in Union Parish. It is a must have for Union Parish researchers.
This is a book of maps, 98 maps, from the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, of Union Parish from 1820-1920. It is great for finding where your ancestors lived or owned property. You can also see their neighbors. There is an index of owners with each map. It also includes cemeteries, roads, rivers, creeks, streams, railroads, and towns. In Union Parish you will find Alabama Landing, Bemis, Bernice, Bethel Springs, Brantley Landing, Canbeal, Cane Ridge, Carroll, Cecil, Cherry Ridge, Clayton, Colsons, Conway, Copley, Cox Ferry, Crossroads, Culbertson, D’Arbonne, De Loutre, Dean, Downsville, Evergreen, Farmerville, Gravel, Haile, Holmesville, Hooker Hole, Hunt, Junction City, Laran, Lillie, Linville, Litroe, Loch Lomond, Lockhart, Loco, Marion, Monroe, Moselys Bluff, Mount Union, Oakland, Ouachita City, Pisgah, Point, Port Union, Quigley, Randolph, Rocky Branch, Rum Center, Sadie, Shiloh, Shiloh Landing, Smurney, Spearsville, Spencer, Taylortown, Terrills, Thirteen Points Landing, Truxno, Tugwell, Upco, Walnut Lane, Weldon, West Sterlington and Wilhite.
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As useful as the book is, I find that many people confuse the information given in it. The book provides information on, and maps of, the official patents issued by the U.S. Government to settlers who purchased land in Union Parish. The maps are incredibly useful. The issues are with the dates given for the patents, which have no bearing on when the settler actually purchased the land. Typically, the patent date was one or two years after the settler actually purchased and assumed possession of the land. In some cases, the settler had died before the government got around to completing the red tape and issuing the patent. Quite often, settlers had sold their land and left the region before the patent date. The dates on which the settler first paid for the land at the land office in Monroe (for purchases prior to 1861) are available in the “Entry Books,” located in the Farmerville courthouse or available online in the Land Records Section of the Louisiana Secretary of State website.