Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Finding the Old Homeplace

Plantations, farmhouses, lands. ... They resided someplace. The first land grants were vague in description. About all that you will establish is the county and amount of acreage. Later deeds contained information, suc as the name of the adjoining neighbor. Church processioning records also mention boundaries from one neighbor to the next. But perhaps the most enlightening source is the last will and testament. This document states rage number of acres adjoining neighbors, roads, mills, ferries, branches, streams, rivers and heads of rivers.

Where to find images of last wills and testaments online.
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