Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Franklin Township Map 1878

The following map section comes from the 1878 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Montgomery County, Indiana (available as a scanned copy on the Crawfordsville District Public Library's website, http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/atlases/1878montco.pdf). This page shows a portion of Franklin Township, east of Crawfordsville on the county line with neighboring Boone County.
North half of Franklin Township, Montgomery County, Indiana
There are several names of interest on this page. James Vail's property appears on the east side of Hazel Creek in Section 12. A few plots to the north is the land of Mary A. Coltrain, widow of Linden Coltrain from yesterday's post her widow's pension. To the south, in Section 13 is the land of John Armstrong, my 4th-great-grandfather. There are quite a few Boohers and Hamptons in this corner of Franklin Township as well.

Guardian's Docket - James Vail
Another item in the Crawfordsville District Public Library digital archives shows James Vail as the guardian of Mary Coltrain's underaged children from 9 January 1867.
Source: CDPL Local History Database

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