Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

some Surry/IOW patents

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Some patents are reasonably located… some are randomly placed because I simply don’t have enough clues to place them… so don’t hold my feet to the fire over accuracy.

These guys make Thomas Jefferson seem like a “young” pup…

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Written by anderson1951

December 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

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  1. […] you can see from this map of deeds, there were no Collins deeds in the area where they are known to have settled, near Drum Hill in […]

  2. The map has a notation referencing “Hening I, p 373” To which book by Hening is this notation referring?


    September 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    • The statutes at large: being a collection of all the laws of Virginia, from the first session of the Legislature in the year 1619 : published pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, passed on the fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eight, Volume 1

      page 373… a notation is made that this is the first time “Surry County” is listed…

      Marc Anderson


      September 25, 2015 at 5:40 am

  3. Have you mapped any of the Three Creeks area of Virginia. I had Denton ancestors in that area of Meherrin River, and Jones in Three Creeks.

    BJ Anhaus

    November 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

  4. Any clues to where “Cabbin Branch” is located on the Blackwater River? I am trying to find Patents circa 1722 for John Branch who received land on both sides of Cabbin Branch and on the south side of the Main Blackwater River in IOW/Southampton VA.

    Branch, John. grantee.
    grant 18 February 1722.
    Summary Location: Isle of Wight County.
    Description: 200 acres on the south side of the main Blackwater Swamp, and on both sides of the Cabbin Branch.
    Source: Land Office Patents No. 11, 1719-1724, p. 167 (Reel 10).

    Dawn King

    January 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm

  5. Can you write about your methodology on making these maps? Do you draw the boundaries in Autocad and then superimpose on the USGS maps? I am just guessing here. Do you ever compare to the property boundaries on present day tax maps? Thanks!! Dawn King

    Dawn Branch King

    January 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

    • I make the base map and scale to 1″ = 1 mile.

      I re-draw the “platt” at 1″ = 5,280′ scale (1 mile).

      I compile the artwork in Adobe Illustrator (which allows me to arrange the various elements including text).

      Then I copy the Illustrator file into Photoshop and flatten and re-size for the website image.

      base maps:,35.787346,-77.36248500277708,35.968165&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to=

      free deed mapper


      January 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

    • Dawn
      As an aside, I noticed a reference to a John Branch in one my other Posts you may be interested in…

      Speaking of this “King’s Branch” and my quest for the location where Francis England actually lived…

      I can’t locate a transcript of his will and this abstract is no help:

      Francis England of Blackwater in Isle of Wight. Leg.-daughter Anne Branch, wife of George Branch and her sons, George, Francis and John Branch. Wife Joyce, Extx. Overseers, John Gutridge and John Pearson. — Book: 2-144 — Prove Date: June , 1677 (the Chapman abstract is similar)

      But the will of his widow provides a tantalizing suggestion that it was on the former “Sweet” land (as shown on my map- note the below reference to “Henry King’s line”, which is now “Davis’ Branch”)…

      See here towards the end of the Post for the context…


      January 6, 2017 at 4:52 am

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