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From: "john stepp" <>
Subject: Re: [DMU] RE: A book on Virginia surveying
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:48:41 -0500
Thanks for your information. I really did not expect to find a book on
Tennessee like yours on Virginia. Would have been too good to be true.
The information you sent may not be of use (need to explore more) but it is
certainly interesting - history. Sometimes I find history more interesting
than my family - particularly after being "stonewalled" for several years.
I haven't found Keese's book yet but am still looking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary McCampbell Bell" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:59 PM
Subject: RE: [DMU] RE: A book on Virginia surveying
> For working in East Tennessee, have you seen Troy Keesee's book "The
> Wataugah Land Purchases"? There is an excellent discription of some of the
> restrictions put on the surveys in that area by the Transylvania Land
> Company. I have never seen anything like Sara Hughes's book, however, for
> the entire state of Tennessee. The closest thing to it is the page of
> Tennessee land terms on http://www.tngenweb.org/tnland/terms.htm
> -----Original Message-----
> From: john stepp [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 2:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [DMU] RE: A book on Virginia surveying
> Are you aware of a similar book on Tennessee (Bledsoe County) or where I
> might "look" for information.
> John Stepp
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary McCampbell Bell" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 11:17 AM
> Subject: [DMU] RE: A book on Virginia surveying
> > Steve,
> > I am so glad you enjoyed the book! I used it to teach in the week-long
> > advanced land platting class at Samford University as part of the
> > of Genealogy and Historical Research, and it made all the difference in
> > world for them to understand how the surveyors worked and some of their
> > techniques. We had a student who works in the surveying field and it was
> > neat to hear him say "This works! This actually works!"
> > Some of the best information is in the footnotes so I have flags all
> > the book to bookmark some of them!
> > Mary
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Broyles [mailto:]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:01 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: A book on Virginia surveying
> > I've just finished reading a remarkable book, one that I thought was out
> > print but which turns out to be readily available (thanks Mary Bell!)
> > It's called "Surveyors and Statesmen: Land Measuring in Colonial
> > by Sarah S. Hughes.
> > This is an extremely detailed account (lots and lots of names and dates
> > places) of how the technology of surveying evolved in colonial Virginia,
> > the surveyors became men of standing and influence, the political
> > in which they were involved, and how their jobs changed as the colony
> > settled. I can't even begin to describe how much I learned from it!
> > warning is in order. It's written like a doctoral thesis and is packed
> > so much information that it's a bit like my grandmother's fudge-- so
> > that a bite lasts a long time!
> > You can order the book from the
> > Virginia Association of Surveyors,
> > 8752 Landmark Road, Richmond VA 23228
> > Voice: (804) 262-1351 | Fax: (804) 262-0511
> > The price is $25 plus a few dollars for shipping.
> > Steve Broyles
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