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19 July 2013

The Ins and the Outs

When working with landowning ancestors, make certain you can document how they acquired all the real estate they owned. When looking at a settlement deed for an ancestor's estate in 1913, I realized I could not account for how 40 acres had been obtained. The rest of the 320 acres I had deeds of acquisition for. Finding "how he got" that other 40 acres may answer some questions.

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