June 9, 2014

Mappy Monday - Early Landowners South/Southeast of Sicily Island, 1843-1849

The land survey below began on June 1, 1838 by deputy surveyor, John G. Berry and was approved by the surveyor general, Henry T. Williams on May 27, 1839.  It encompasses land south/southeast of Sicily Island in Catahoula Parish as well as land in neighboring Concordia Parish.

Bayou Louie can be seen in the top left corner.
Tiger Bayou can be seen in the top right corner.
The Tensas River is seen across the bottom portion of the map.

Bureau of Land Management
Land purchasers within Township 9, Sections 1-24 during the 1843-1849 time frame:

Thomas Gilbert - 1843, 1846, 1849
Patrick H. McGraw - 1847
George W. Copley - 1843
Tilman/Tilmond Gilbert - 1845, 1846, 1849
King Holstein - 1844, 1845
George J. Jenz - 1843
Scott Van Eman - 1847
Volney Metcalf - 1847

George W. Copley's purchase of 139.21 acres in Township 9, Section 19 is shown in the darker shade of orange.

George W. Copley's U. S. General Land Office Record for the purchase of this acreage is shown below.

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