Years ago, early in my research, I located an early 20th century entry for relative in the seller’s index to local land records. It was in a part of the county where he “shouldn’t have owned property.” It turned out the deed was one where he was selling his small interest in a small piece of property that his grandmother had owned at her death.

And the deed referenced that her former husband had purchased the property in the 1850s.

All from a deed that I didn’t even think was relevant.


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