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.


August Georges, being first duly sworn on his oath deposes and says, that he was not personally acquainted with Catharine Stallings, but having intermarried with her daughter, he is reliably informed and verily believes that said Catharine Stallings, departed this life, in testate, in the year 1875, prior to the 19th day of April, in said year, leaving her surviving no husband, but leaving her surviving as her only heirs at law, Joel Bass a son by her first marriage and Mahala Archer the wife of John F. Archer and Malissa J. Stallings who on the 15th day of August, 1881, intermarried with this affiant, and that said Malissa J. Stallings Georges departed this life, in testate, about the year 1885, leaving her surviving her husband August Georges as her sole heir at law, she never having had issue of her body. Signed August Georges. Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 26th day of December 1930 signed Charles W. Benton, Notary Public

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