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.


Fred J. Hall, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with Catherine Brooks, who on the 22nd day of June 1864, executed a deed of conveyance to Robert Brownlee, for the south west part of Lot # 16, in the Original Plan of the Town of Princeton, in Gibson County, and he knows that at the time of executing said deed of conveyance the said Catherine Brooks was a widow and had no living husband to join with her in said conveyance. Affiant further says that he was personally acquainted with William C. Vanzant to whom David Archer conveyed said above described part of Lot # 16, by deed dated November 7, 1867, and was personally acquainted with W. C. Vanzandt who conveyed said part of Lot to Sarah Mitchell by deed dated January 10, 1872, and he knows the said William C. Vanzant and the said W. C. Vanzandt were one and the same person, notwithstanding the difference in writing the name. Signed Fred J. Hall, Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 11th day of December 1923 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public

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