Elias R. Wightman - English Field Notes,
Plats and Maps
by: Kameron Searle
Information about the surveys and English field notes prepared by Elias R. Wightman in 1831 in what is today western Montgomery
County, Texas. Web page provides details including the roads and traces then in existence in 1831 in that part of Texas. The links
are to pdf files of actual scans of the field notes and plats prepared by E. R. Wightman in Austin's Second Colony. This page is for
historians and students of Montgomery County, Texas history to use as an historical research resource.
Wilie Smith [Wiley B. D. Smith] Quarter League
Wiley B. Smith - Texas General Land Office English Field Note 6-415. These Field Notes include a plat/map of several
different land grants in what would become the Lake Creek Settlement. Leagues and other land grants shown on this map include:
the Bedie League, the Wm. M. Rankin League, the Zachariah Landrum League, the Wilie Smith quarter league, the Noah Griffith League, and
the Iron Mound League.
Lake Creek and Bedie Creek are shown running through some of these land grants. The surveyor shown in the notes was E. R.
Wightman and the chain carriers were James Rankin and William Rankin. No roads or traces are shown on this particular plat. Nice map
though the field notes are little blurry.