It is not fancy, but it is functional. I find it easier to make initial drawings in pencil.
Using the BLM search results and the BLM tract books as described in an earlier post, I created a simple map showing the original landowners in section 29 of Township 22-5 in Tipton County, Indiana.
There was no earthshattering discovery, but the knowing the relative positions of the parcels is helpful. Relatives Tinsley and Newman did purchase adjoining properties and when I went through the entries in detail, I realized that the other Newman purchase was declared to be swamp land.
Section 20 would have been due north of section 29 and locating the properties in that section may shed light on the patentees who were due north of Tinsley and Newman.
2 thoughts on “Platting Those Initial Landowners”
Mary Herzog says:
I see Joseph Jackson’s name on adjacent property to Tinsley and Newman. I’ve just been doing a study of all my Mills-Cox-Thomas-Jackson Quaker families who intermarried numerous times among themselves and with Tinsley, Snead, & Mullenix families resulting in being excluded from the Quakers for marrying close relatives and marrying out of fellowship. These Quakers were part of the movement from the Carolinas and Virginia in the early 1800s due to issues of slavery. They originally settled in Ohio and then many moved on to Indiana. In 25 years, this is the first time I have seen an article which might include people that I am researching!
The Tinsleys would likely have been out of fellowship as I think most of them were Methodist. The Newmans were likely either “Dunkards” or a member of a Baptist sect. Both of these families were from Kentucky with the Newmans coming from Maryland and the Tinsleys coming from Kentucky. Both of these families had slaves–the Newmans in Kentucky and the Tinsleys in Virginia.