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Plat Maps and Land Records

Hillsdale County Land Patents * Hillsdale County Land Abstracts *
Moscow Twp. Plat Map - 1872 * Ransom Twp. Plat Map - 1872 *
Other Plat Maps


Plat maps and other land records are a useful tool for genealogists as they show land ownership and can help to confirm ties between families and neighbors. Plat maps were published on a somewhat regular basis, usually by the county and/or local businesses. They are usually broken down by township and list the owner of the land, as well as the total acreage. The location of the residence is normally indicated, as are schools, cemeteries and other local places of importance.

For example,(Tracey Morris, former CC ancestry) -- William BIBBINS, the son of A. BIBBINS ( Moscow Twp. Section 2- 1872 ) married Maud WYLLIS, the daughter of George WYLLIS, who lived in Moscow Twp. section 12 in 1872. The families lived a little over a mile from each other - and the children probably attended the same school ( Moscow Twp. Section 1- 1872).

Other land records include deeds, land grants, and abstracts. These were created by a governing body, either the Federal Gorvernment, or a local government, and can usually be accessed by contacting the local courthouse.

Find below links to the various land records for Hillsdale County. The Land Grant maps are reconstructed based on the descriptions from the Bureau of Land Management's Federal Land Patent Records database. These maps are based on the survey townships.

The 1872 Moscow Township map was found at an antique store - each section is scanned and the names extracted.


Hillsdale Co Michigan Land Patents - 1835-1850

List of Signers of original homestead land grants by township and reconstructed Plat Maps of Land Grants - by section within each township.

Township 5 South, Range 1 West Listroughly Somerset Twp.
Township 5 South, Range 2 West roughly Moscow Twp.
Township 5 South, Range 3 West roughly Scipio Twp.
Township 5 South, Range 4 West roughly Litchfield Twp.
Township 6 South, Range 1 West roughly Wheatland Twp.
Township 6 South, Range 2 West roughly Adams Twp.
Township 6 South, Range 3 West roughly Fayette & Hillsdale Twp.
Township 6 South, Range 4 West roughly Allen Twp.
Township 7 South, Range 1 West roughly Pittsford Twp.
Township 7 South, Range 2 West roughly Jefferson Twp.
Township 7 South, Range 3 West roughly Cambria Twp.
Township 7 South, Range 4 West roughly Reading Twp.
Township 8 South, Range 1 West roughly Wright Twp.
Township 8 South, Range 2 West roughly Ransom Twp.
Township 8 South, Range 3 West roughly Woodbridge Twp.
Township 8 South, Range 4 West roughly Camden Twp.
Township 9 South, Range 1 West roughly Wright Twp.
 


Land Abstracts

courtesy of Jo West

  • Abstract for Farm of James Warren and Helen M (CARY) SARGENT - Woodbridge Township.
    Surnames referenced: SAXTON * SERGEANT/SARGEANT/ SERGANT/SARGENT * ASHLEY * NORRIS * MITCHELL * BREALRY/BREARLEY * COOPER * GOODRICH * HAGERMAN * HOYT * FRENCH * BROWN * SLAYTON GALE * MARKHAM * STEWART * FINK * RODGERS * MADDEN
  • Abstract for Property of David N. HATCH - Village of Frontier, Woodbridge Township.
    Surnames Referenced: ANDRIDGE * ATWOOD * BANKER * BOOCE * BUCKNER * CARPENTER * CLARK * DAVIS * FITZGERALD * FRENCH * FULLER * GARVEY * HANER * HATCH * HIGLEY * HOYT * HUKILL * MASON * ORR * PENNINGTON * SARGENT * SHAULL * SHERMAN * STONE * WHITE * WILSON *


1872 Plat Map - Moscow Township

1872 Plat Map - Ransom Township

Entire Township Map: Ransom - 1872 courtesy of Jo West

Other Plat Maps

OFF SITE LINKS -- courtesy of Jo West
NOTE: These are LARGE graphics files & take a while to download.

Township 1872 1894 1916  
Adams   1894    
Cambria   1894    
Jefferson   1894    
Litchfield   1894    
Ransom   1894    
Wright   1894    
Woodbridge 1872 1894 1916  

 

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