by Marie A. Robinson
In 1907 the Land Office of Pennsylvania initiated a warrant tract mapping program, which is still an ongoing program. Northampton County is one of the counties that has not been mapped.
The author has taken the many steps for the reader interested in seeing where an ancestor’s tract was located in Lehigh Township. Marie mapped the surveys, noting in the book all names associated with the property, including the adjoiners, up to and including the patentee of the tract. All facts are cited so the reader can obtain copies from the Pennsylvania Archives either online or by mail.
The sources researched and cited are book and page numbers of the surveys, the warrants, and the patents for Northampton County. In some cases, the Bucks County warrant and patent registers were researched for tracts warranted before 1752, the year Northampton County was formed. Although not specifically looked for, preceding and subsequent surveys of a tract are noted if found.
The index contains the names of the owners as well as all adjoiners of the tracts, the tract names, the surveyors, and the surveyor generals. The names are spelled as they appear on the documents and were not changed to match today’s spelling. Every name index.
An 11 x 17 colored map showing the location of the original tracts surveyed comes with the book.
2011, 8.5x11, Softbound, 252 pages
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