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Land Ownership Deed

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Title

Land Ownership Deed

Subject

Paper Documents, Early Nebraska Deed

Description

Original paper deed for land ownership presented to Roswell D. Gould of Buffalo County, Nebraska in 1879, ancestor to Sara and Terrence Holoubeck. The deed was presented to Gould by the General Land Office at Grand Island, Nebraska of the United States and states that Gould had paid in full for the land and thus given rights to ownership of the land. These deeds were issued after the Congressional Sale Act of 1820, which allowed settlers to purchase smaller areas of land for $1.25 per acre. An interesting aspect of this deed is that the two Presidential signatures by Rutherford B. Hayes do not match. The deed certificate is no. 1153 and has the United States seal.

Creator

General Land Office of the United States

Source

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck
Roswell D. Gould
General Land Office of the United States

Date

1879 (Deed Issue Date)
April 24, 1820 (Sale Act of Congress)
06/20/2015

Contributor

April White
Dr. Jinny Turman

Rights

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck
University of Nebraska at Kearney (Images)

Relation

http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/wo/Law_Enforcement/nlcs/education__interpretation/homestead_graphics0.Par.57736.File.dat/Expanded%20Homestead%20Timeline%20final.pdf
http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/jackson-lincoln/timeline-terms/land-act-1820

Format

JPEG
Paper Document

Language

English

Coverage

Grand Island, Nebraska
Buffalo County, Nebraska
Washington D.C.

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Original Format

Paper Document