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.


In the Common Pleas Court, Gibson County Indiana, May Term 1858. Comes now George W. Depriest, and makes proof to the satisfaction of the court that Minerva Depriest is the widow of Andrew J. Depriest, deceased, and that Marion Depriest, John Depriest, Elizabeth Jane Depriest, America Depriest, Hiram Depriest Sarah E. Depriest and Smith Miller Depriest are the children of said deceased and the proper and only distributees of the estate. It is therefore ordered by the court that the balance in the hands of Joseph Maher, the administrator be distributed to said above named heirs and when receipts are filed, the administrator will be discharged. Probate Order Book No.1 page 623.

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