Documents Proving  Land Titles

Gibson County,


Compiled documents relating to proof of land titles.

(Most of the documents were assembled in the 1920's, but often refer to events from much earlier.  There is a tremendous amount of detail referring to proof of family relationships.)

This information is made available courtesy of Don Hoke and the Gibson County Historical Society.


William Steelman, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with Henry Hinkle, who in life and at the time of his death was the owner of the south half of militia donation 59…in Gibson County, Indiana, and he knows that said Henry Hinkle departed this life, in testate on or about the 14th day of December, 1891, leaving him surviving no widow, but leaving him surviving his only heirs at law, his 4 children, namely, Leonidas Hinkle , Charles Hinkle , Rebecca Hinkle and Anna Cook, the wife of Garten Cook, these and no more. Signed William Steelman. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 15th day of August 1923 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public

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