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.


Samuel F. Braselton, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with Mary A. Jerauld to whom in the year 1861 was assigned …land from her father Sylvester T. Jerauld and he knows that in the year 1867 the said Mary A. Jerauld intermarried with Oscar M. Welborn, and afterward about the year 1878 or 1879 Mary A. Jerauld Welborn departed this life, in testate leaving her surviving as her only heirs at law her husband Oscar M. Welborn and her two children namely Cornelia J. Welborn and Kate Welborn. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 14th day of August 1923 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public.

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