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.


State of Indiana, Gibson County, SS:                       Recorder’s office, November 24, 1845

I, John Hargrove, recorder for Gibson County, State of Indiana do certify that according to the receipts of the commissioner for the sale of the Seminary Township in said county now on file and of record in my office James Smith has made full payment for the West of the north west quarter of section 33 of the Seminary Township in Gibson County containing 80 acres. Signed John Hargrove R.G.C. (SEAL). Recorded November 24, 1845 in Final Certificates of Seminary Lands, Volume “B” and page 35.

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