Introduction: (also don't miss the important notes at the bottom of this index)
This project comes in two parts. Part one consists of maps showing the original land grants and the names of their owners. Part two shows the cemeteries on those land grants.
For transcriptions of cemeteries, GOTO transcriptions.
For maps showing cemeteries, GOTO maps.
Find ancestral land grants located by township, range and section number.
At the top of the master plat for Franklin County bordering Madison County are two partial townships alphanumerically labeled R27WT13N and R26WT13N.
As an ancillary effort we will later try to identify the original patent owners just across the county lines on all sides of Franklin County and add them later to this index.
Larger farms while enclosed by a section, may occupy parts of two counties, even parts of two or more townships or sections.
After 1803 all land west of Ohio was surveyed and laid out in squares for settlement. Check out the official designations and sizes. This applies also to the attached master plat of Franklin County which shows all Townships and ranges which touch upon this county.
A township is 36 square miles; A section is one mile scuare and contains 640 acres. A quarter section is 160 acres, 1/4th mile (440 yards) square and about an average size for early farms.
Remember that "township" is a measure of land ONLY. Do not confuse township as a measurement and actual towns, or administrative divisions.
T13NR26W upper half is in Madison County
T13NR27W northern part in Madison County
Southeast corner, only five sections
T12NR28W less than half in Crawford County
Northeast corner, six sections
Southeast corner, nine sections
Southwest corner, three sections with no patents on record.
Note half is in Crawford County
Note: bottom left in Logan County
T9NR29W most in Sebastian County
Northeast corner, nearly half is in Crawford County
Southeast corner, half is in Crawford County
Map of NE and NW quarter sections showing location of river.
Northeast corner, nearly six sections, rest in Johnson County
Northwest corner, about six sections, rest in Johnson County
Northeast corner, half in Sebastian County County
Southeast corner, half in Sebastian County County
R27 and R26 are in Logan County
Northwest and Southwest quarter-sections are in Sebastian County
From the master plat please note that only four sections in T6 R29 are located in Franklin County.
The remaining thirty-two sections are in Sebastian County bordered on the south and east by Logan County
1. Some land grants were later suspended and this record is in conflict with BLM records. See Suspended.