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.


Earl Grubb, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with Caroline Trible, formerly Caroline Smith, the widow of John Willis Smith, deceased, who in life and at the time of her death was the owner of real estate in Stormont Addition to the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana, and he positively knows that said Caroline Trible departed this life, in testate on or about the 3rd day of April, 1923, leaving her surviving no child or descendants. Her heir and only heir at law her sister Fanny Kelzer, the wife of Joseph Kelzer and one half brother Charley Snow. Signed Earl Grubb. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 21st day of July 1923 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public.

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