Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Atlas of the Cumberland Pioneer Settlements - 1779 - 1804

A major study/book and data CD soon to be released for sale.  If you’re looking for information on your Pennington ancestors in this historical part of America, you’ll probably be interested in this publication.

Their website is very impressive and contains a ton of information about the soon to be published book.  Volume I will be a wonderful addition to your genealogy book collection.  The book is 11 x 14 inch coffee-table book with 208 color pages.

The book comes with a CD that contains Warrants, Plats & Deeds of all 1,494 North Carolina Grants.  The CD contains a complete transcription and the original survey map of each one of the 1,493 deeds mapped in the hard-bound volume. This is a convenient and economical way to condense this monumental volume of deeds and to study those in which you may have a particular interest.

For those who prefer a complete printed copy of these deeds rather than the CD, you can purchase an additional low-cost data supplement.


I did a quick search in the Pioneer Grants section and found the names of Isaac Pennington and Jacob Pennington.  Both names are of interest to the Pennington Research Association and our research of early Pennington families in American.

Pioneer Grants - 1,494 North Carolina land grants issued to 858 men and women.  Images of each grant & surveyor plats included as well as transcriptions - each placed on modern day maps which are located in the Volume I Atlas. Locations shown are directly from the surveyor and are intended to show general locations. Many grant lines were often disputed and were only resolved later in the court systems. What we show does form the base for further examination with subsequent deeds as to more precise placements, should that level of detail be desired. “

I’ve signed up for the  early publication set.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Atlas of the Cumberland Pioneer Settlements - 1779 - 1804