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.


Samuel A. Stewart, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he is a grandson of the Samuel A. Stewart who departed this life, in testate in the year 1849 (as he is informed and verily believes) leaving him surviving his only heirs at law, his widow Lucinda Stewart, and his children, namely Thomas Stewart, John W. Stewart, Nathaniel F. Stewart, Lucinda H. Stewart, Mary J. Stewart, Tirzah M. Stewart, Elizabeth Ann Milburn the wife of Andrew J. Milburn and Rachael Stewart. Affiant further says, that said Lucinda Stewart the widow of Samuel A. Stewart, deceased, departed this life as he is informed and verily believes in the year 1868, having never remarried leaving as her only heirs at law the above named children except Elizabeth Ann Milburn who had died previous to the death of said Lucinda Stewart and leaving as her only heirs at law two children, namely Frances Marion Milburn and Willis H. Milburn, except also the said Rachael Stewart who died unmarried, without issue of her body prior to the death of said Lucinda Stewart. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 6th day of August 1923 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public.

Tirzah M. Stewart intermarried with Benjamin K. Ashcraft, August 21, 1860. Marriage record No.2 Page 431.

Mary J. Stewart intermarried with Benjamin F. Taylor December 16, 1868. Marriage record No.3 Page 528.

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