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.


Landon Kell, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with Jacob W. Hargrove in his life and he positively knows that said Jacob W. Hargrove departed this life, in testate, in the year 1879, prior to the 1st day of September, in said year, leaving him surviving as his only heirs at law his widow, Lottie Hargrove, who was decedents’ second and childless wife, and the following named children, to-wit; William L. Hargrove, Martha Strain, the wife of Albert F. Strain, Fannie Steel the wife of Lewis Steel, Jacob W. Hargrove Jr. and Laura Hargrove . Signed Landon Kell. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 4th day of December 1930 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public

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