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.


John Martin being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he is now 79 years of age and that he was personally acquainted with Thomas Robb who in this life and at the time of his death was the owner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 25, Town 3 south, Range 13 West in Gibson County and he positively knows that said Thomas Robb departed this life, in testate, about the year 1890, leaving his widow Minerva Robb, and his children, Margery A. Schutz the wife of Phillip J. Schutz, Mary A. Emmerson the wife of Reuben Emmerson, Cordelia Montgomery the wife of John A. Montgomery and Virgil C. Robb, and the following named grandchildren, they being the only children of a deceased son, James Robb; Winfield W. Robb, Louisa Helen Chadwick the wife of Charles Chadwick, and Lena M. Husband the wife of Harry C. Husband. Signed John Martin Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 23rd day of October, 1926 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public        

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