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|The map is on the back of a picture of an old Mathias Mine mapping and
evidently had something to do with the mapping involved with I-70 being built,
as on the other part it showed how the lay of the roads and the Carson properties on the other side of the
cemetery prior to I-70.
Scrutinizing Carson-Young original Land holdings and the 1876 & other maps & census.
Per the *earlier original Warrant-Patent Plat Map (and location of
creek tributaries, which were used like roads early on) showing Thomas Carson's "Terrafirma" and Silas Young's,
[brother of James, father of our James who married Elizabeth Carson, mother of Gibson who begot Addison, who begot Lena - my husband's
great-great-grandmother - who begot Edith, who begot Jane, begot of Hercules] next door
property called "Bushy Hills" was next door, to the RIGHT and on same
creek area - in comparing the 1876 map to it - the Carson property being to the
RIGHT side of today's Zippay Road.
J. Strowd, J. Sphar and J. S. Carson are in the middle segment, and G & J. Crow and J. Morton on the SOUTHWEST side-tip area of it, ending with the very EAST tip-corner where #2 school house, Baptist Church, Cemetery and at the very SOUTHEAST tip - J. S. Carson's place was in 1876 (part of which is under I-70/Lover Ex.).
Per the *earlier map, next to (to RIGHT of) Thos. Carson's "Terrafirma", Jn. McCall originally owned the part to the SOUTHEAST.
On the 1876 map, it shows J. S. Carson's land running NORTH, up to Lott Winnett's
property line on Twin Bridges Road, J. (to Right before Lover ex. area) and J. S. Smiley owning
property on the LEFT side of Twin Bridges Rd. (off of I-70's Lover exit area - to
NORTH) NORTH of current day I-70/Lover Exit.
It appears to me that Lott Winnett's property encompassed ALL of what was once Young's, Ellis's, and possibly part of
J. S. Carson's NORTH land holdings. (This was part of McCall's also.)
Doesn't this sound like they went from Parker's place to J. Jones' (Jonestown?) place to Eliz. Carson's then to J. Smiley's .... ? .... coming down the Old Grange Rd.? (On the old road going back along the SOUTH Bridge of Maple Creek towards Speers, also shows a A. S. Carson further back toward Speers/Twilight on the 1876 map, and that is before you get to the Ebenezer Church and before you got to T. G. Carson's place.)
At one time, supposedly, Thos. Carson (Sr. - divided among his sons) had owned most of the property from the original SOUTH / SOUTHWEST toward Bentleyville and to the back of Allen Twp. - this would figure if he and descendants sold all or most to relatives, etc. as time went on .... which was traditional in most cases - and most of those in the 1876 map were related somehow.
The 1870 US Census page 6 going the other way has, going in reverse:
Then, another Jon. West (age 24), then Josh. Fox, (this appears to be going back the (SOUTH) Maple Creek Road toward the Mon River and Speers/Allen twp. area!) because it has Robt. Herron, Josh. Baker, Thom. G. CARSON, Henry Ryder, Sam. H. Fox, then Jackson CARSON, age 43, Geo. Morris who are on page 4.
Page 3 shows Howard Kerr, Benj. Parson, A. P. Frye, Jacob Morris, ___ Robison, Robt. McKean (this is the farmer whose
property Charleroi is on! perhaps what is now 5th St.? or Lincoln Ave. or part of maybe Twilight/Maple
Creek Road/old 71! to Rte. 88), Henry Cooper, Alex. McGill (also was part of Charleroi!), Hugh McMahon
(ditto), Robt. Conner, James Jones, Josiah Taylor, Adah Winnett (who has an Addison in his family!), Jn. Loomis, Jn. Boyles, Jn. J.? CARSON, Solomon Cooper, W. P. Speakman, and starting at Thom. McGowan. (Lock 4?)
Next door to him coming down and past along the NORTH side of the Old Grange
Road was Lawrence Carson with a wood frame buildng behind him and between the cemetery, then Paul Boncarosky, more of Lawrence Carson's
property that went all around the hill below the Cemetery and toward Lover
Ex. There appears to be a small section that is connected and under part
of I-70 that goes across it to the Carson on the other side. At the junction of 481/Old Grange
Road, and the Twin Bridges Road, coming from I-70/Lover Ex., there is a
small portion of property there - Sam. Hopewell, now owned by the Ross Family.
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