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.


Monroe Key, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was personally acquainted with L. S. French, to whom on the 15th day of Aug. 1864, conveyed the W 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 17, Town 2 south, Range 10 west, containing 45 acres more or less in Gibson County, Indiana, to H. C. Jerauld Affiant further says he was personally acquainted with Lucius S. French, who on the 10th day of Dec., 1869 conveyed said tract of land to George N. Jerauld, and he positively knows that said L. S. French and the said Lucius S. French were one and the same person, notwithstanding the difference in writing the name. Signed Monroe Key. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 29th day of December, 1926 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public

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