In lieu of being able to bring you Township Warrantee Maps of the earliest settlers, we are posting images from the 1876 Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania from Recent & Actual Surveys & Records Under the Superintendence of G. H. Walker & C. F. Jewett published by F. W. Beers & Co. This atlas, located in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C., is in the public domain but the images we have taken of the atlas posted below belong to us and are not to be used for commercial use. For those wishing to use them for personal use (including illustrating a family history you are working on), we give permission to use them, but we would appreciate attribution to Ancestor Tracks. It takes much time and effort to locate, process, and post these and the many other county maps and atlases we have posted, so we expect and appreciate this courtesy. We hope that you will find this atlas a useful tool for when coupled with the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census. It is a particularly useful tool when used in conjunction with the 1870 and 1880 census and as well as Battle's 1887 History of Columbia & Montour Counties, Pennsylvania. Click on the township of your choice and once they have downloaded completely, click on them again to enlarge and clarify them. They may be saved to your computer by right-clicking and selecting "Save Image As..."
If your ancestor was actually a first landowner in the county, purchasing his or her property from the colony or state of Pennsylvania, further information about these tracts may be gleaned from the Warrant Registers and Patent Registers on file at the Pennsylvania Archives in Harrisburg and available on CD from Ancestor Tracks. Remember that Montour Co. was created from Columbia County in 1850, and Columbia County was created 1813 from Northumberland County which was formed in 1772. Before 1772, Montour Co. fell within Berks Co., so if your ancestors were very early settlers of what is today Montour, you will need to check all of the county warrant registers mentioned above (all are included on this single CD). The earliest land warrants were filed under the county as it existed at the time the warrant was issued. Keep in mind that all sales of land after the state or colony transferred ownership to private individuals are recorded at the county courthouse.
Atlas of Columbia and Montour Counties, 1876
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