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Re: Where Was Your Ancestor's Land Allotment?

Posters someone may want to know that Jeff Harrison of Broken Arrow, cc#872, sold his 40 acres of land for $480.00.

I am amazed how land was put up for sale so quickly.

I'm not. This is all still in the agrarian age, where the best chances of becoming wealthy depended on how much land a person owned, and what they did with that land. And then on top of that, with the oncoming Industrial age coming and striking oil, the land in IT became that much more important and lucrative. So the ability to buy land from some unsuspecting person, naive to what may be under that land, for insanely "cheap", became an easy opportunity for those willing to exploit.

More importantly, I would like to know who the present owner is of my ancestor's land allotment and how much it was sold for. What else would there be to know because the land cannot be taken back.

This should be easy. As long as you know the city and county that that land is in, the City or County Assessor's office should have that. They should have a website set up that will show you where that land is and who owns that land; that should all be public record. As long as you can map the parcel to present-day addresses (some may even be able to map to latitude/longitude coordinates), you should be able to find it that way.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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