Florida Land: Records of the Tallahassee and Newnansville General Land Office, 1825-1892


This reference should prove invaluable to researchers tracing land ownership in Florida because it provides abstracts of claims to lands in the unsettled Florida wilderness between 2 June 1825 and 20 January 1892. The files abstracted here are those of persons who were purchasing land, or receiving land under the Florida Armed Occupation Act of 1842, or the Homestead Act of 1862. The alphabetically arranged entries give the name of the claimant, date of the claim, legal description of the property, and the file number. In many of the approximately 7,300 abstracts, co-claimants, trustees, assignees, or previous grantees are also named. Copies of the original files can be ordered from the Bureau of Land Management, and may provide additional information, such as vital statistics, places of residence, etc. in some cases.

Alvie L. Davidson

(1989), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 320 pp.

ISBN: 9781556132339