Wednesday, April 27, 2011
More Fun with Maps
The findagrave website has so much great information besides cemetery listings. I found a picture of the marker above at that site. It put me on the right track as to where the Looneys lived. They were neighbors of my likely ancestors Andrew Forgey and Margaret Reynolds. I noticed a street called Looney's Gap road. I thought that Andrew's land may have been located around there. No, after using this sign to do more internet research I determined that the Looneys originally lived near the Forgeys on Possum Creek, but later relocated to the location where Looney's Gap Rd. is, which is on Big Creek. So Andrew did not live near that road.
When I looked at Andew Forgey's land grant again I noticed it specifically says he lived in North Stanley Valley.
I would like to do some research with Tract Books to pinpoint the location of the land.
I am very curious as to whether descendants of Andrew Forgey still own any of his 400 acre land grant?