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Cornplanter Reservation and Occupants, 1890

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now This reservation, in Warren County, Pennsylvania, nominally a tract of 640 acres, owned by Cornplanter‘s heirs, lies on both sides of the Allegheny River, and is about 2 miles long and half a mile wide, including Liberty and Donation Islands, which are formed by the forking of the river. The land surface, including the riverbed and some worthless shoals, contains about 760 acres. It was a donation to the celebrated chief Gy-ant-wa-hia, “The Cornplanter“, March 16, 1796, by the state of Pennsylvania, in consideration, states Judge Sherman, “for his many valuable services to the white people, and especially that most important one, in preventing the Six Nations of New York from joining the confederacy of western Indians in 1790-1791″. The war ended in the victory of General Wayne in 1794. In 1871 under act of May 16, partition or allotment of these lands was made to the descendants of Cornplanter and recorded in Warren County by the court having jurisdiction, special commissioners having been appointed by the state June 10, 1871, to effect the distribution. The power to sell the lands thus allotted is limited to the heirs of Cornplanter and other Seneca Indians. These Indians also have an interest in the Allegany and Cattaraugus lands of the Seneca Nation, and draw annuities with them. The record of...

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Oil Spring Reservation Map

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Oil Spring reservation, in Cattaraugus County, New York, as indicated on the Allegany reservation map, contains 640 acres in 2 towns and counties. It was by oversight included in the treaty made at Big Tree, in the sale by the Seneca Nation of 3,500,000 acres to Robert Morris, and passed with his title to the Holland Land Company. A suit for the recovery of this land was brought in 1856, and resulted in favor of the Seneca Nation. On the trial Governor Blacksnake, as he was...

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Allegany Reservation Map and Occupants, 1890

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Allegany Reservation, lying in Cattaraugus County, New York, has remarkable features in very respect, and of great social and political concern. Besides resting under the burden of the Ogden Land Company pre-emption right to purchase whenever the Seneca Nation shall agree to sell its lands, it is already occupied in part by white people, who, in large numbers, hold duly legalized leases, running until May, 1892, and subject by recent act of Congress to renewal upon the consent of the parties thereto for a term not...

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Historical Maps of the United States

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Other then adding a splash of color to a web page, maps provide the researcher valuable clues to historic why’s. Here at AccessGenealogy we believe early maps play a valuable role in identifying the location and names of Indian villages and towns. While not always accurate as to the actual placement of villages (especially the early American ones), maps do shed light on the tribal affiliations, the identification of the tribe by various government entities (mainly French, Spanish and British), and approximate locations. Historical Maps of...

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Civil War Battlefield Maps

The following Civil War battlefield maps geographically depict the major battles of the War between the States. While most states, having limited major battles have only one map to show, some like Virginia have as many as five.

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1779 Map of Georgia

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The 1779 map of Georgia remains unattributed to a specific cartographer, but it has considerable similarities to a map published just one year later by Bew, called A new and accurate map of the chief parts of south Carolina and Georgia. Native American Research This map is important for Muskogee and Cherokee research as it details the locations of many Indian towns and Indian Trails. One can determine by looking at the Indian towns on the map that there was little known by this cartographer concerning...

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1640 Virginiae et Floridae Map

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now The Kingdom of France continued to claim what is now Georgia and South Carolina even though there is no record of any French settlements in the region after 1568.  By issuing this map, the King of France also recognized the legitimacy of the Virginia Colony.  The coat of arms of Great Britain are placed upon that section of North America.  By this time, France had also established permanent settlements in Quebec and was claiming all of present day Canada, except for Newfoundland. This map is the...

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1718 de L’Isle Map

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now In 1718 Guillaume de L’Isle published “Carte de la Louisiane” which was based on the 1703 maps “Carte de Mexique et de la Floride” and “Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France,” credited to him, but actually done by his father, Claude. The 1703 maps were based on the explorations of Marquette, Joliet, La Salle, LeSueur, and others. These maps depicted the Missouri River extending as far as the country of the Omaha Indians, the “Rivière Longue” of Lahontan, the full course of the Mississippi...

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Historical Maps of Southeast United States

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1.  1550 – Dutch map of the Western Hemisphere This map shows the accurate description of the shape of the Florida Peninsula before the late 1600s.  Later maps described its shape as being triangular.  Even though the survivors of the de Soto Expedition returned to Mexico City in 1543, this map does not show any information about the interior.  Note that Japan (Zimpango) is shown off the coast of North America.     2. 1562 – French map of the Western Hemisphere This map contains many of the rivers along the coast of North America and the Gulf Coast, but distorts Florida. It labels the Apalachen Mountains and portrays the Chattahoochee and Ashley River System fairly accurately.  However, the Suwannee River is shown as originating in the mountains.  The Suwannee begins only few miles south of the channel of the Altamaha River in southeastern Georgia.  The Altamaha and Savannah Rivers are not shown.  There is no information from the de Soto Expedition.  This is the year that Charlesfort was settled.   3.  1566 – Spanish map of North America This is the earliest map to show the new settlement of Santa Elena.  No mention is made of Charlesfort.  However the location of Fort Caroline or Fort Matheo is located on the south side of the Setto...

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De Bry’s Map of 1561

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now A map of extraordinary rarity and seminal importance, this is one of the earliest and most influential maps of the American southeast ever published. Drawn by the French artist Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues c. 1565 and published by Theodore de Bry in 1591, this magnificent map details the Florida peninsula and Carolina coast from Cuba to the Bahamas, to “Prom Terra flag” or, as it is known today, Cape Lookout near Beaufort, North Carolina. The fascinating story of this map begins with the ambitions of...

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Sewall’s Map of Minnesota, 1857

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sewall’s Map of Minnesota was entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1857, by J. S. Sewall. The map provides insight into the 19th century topographical history of Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with pinpointing the location of several Native American villages of the Chippewa and Sioux. The map was prepared for the purpose of land sales and the construction of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad which was to be completed by June 1870. The map is extremely detailed for such an early creation,...

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Map of Omaha Indian Reservation, Nebraska

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Showing portion thereof appraised for sale, and portion retained and allotted the Omaha Indians in severalty for the years 1905-1906. The map of the Omaha Indian Reservation in Thurston Nebraska was split into 9 pages in the original manuscript and is presented as they had it split. The numbers listed on the maps below are only a rough idea.  Find the name of the person you are searching for and then look on the map to find the location. All land is is Thurston County, Nebraska. Map 1 31 45 47 48 104 122 144-150  197 418 485 497 545 547 572-594  622 701 733 766 Map 2 1-143 and 163, 220, 221, 249, 306, 608, 681, 809, 815, 918 Map 3 139 618-808 and 1420-1536 Map 4 160-432 and 1639-1691 Map 5 433-616 and 1693-1785 Map 6 812-925 and 1537-1637 Map 7 927-977 and 1365-1418 Map 8 978-999 and 1009-1099 and 1200-1360 Map 9 1104-1195 Anderson, O. C. 1406 Ashley, J. R. 123, 130, 132, 133 Atkin, Louise Paul 1430 Ballou, Kate 1455 Barber, F. B. 674, 1451, 1454 Barber, J. L. 386, 1267 Barnaby, Josaphine 1618 Baxter, Amos 939, 1348 Baxter, Bertie 936, 987 Baxter, Chas. 1349 Baxter, Chris 1343 Baxter, David 937 Baxter Fannie P. 1273 Baxter, Harry 934, 1078 Baxter, Harry 934, 1078...

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