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.


James Watt, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with William Alsop, who in life and at the time of his death was the owner and in possession of part of Lot # 136 in the Original Plan of the Town (now city) of  Princeton, in Gibson County Indiana,          and he positively knows that the said William Alsop departed this life, in testate in the year 1866 or 1867, leaving him surviving as his heirs and only heirs at law, his widow Lourana Alsop and his two sons namely William Alsop and Charles Alsop, and that Charles Alsop died in infancy. Affiant further says that said Lourana Alsop afterward intermarried with John Sellers, and later on or about the 12th day of January, 1914, Lourana Alsop leaving her surviving as her heirs and only heirs at law her husband John Sellers, Sr., and her children William Alsop, the son from her first marriage, and John Sellers, Jr. and Dan Sellers

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