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From: "Cynthia Kennedy" <>
Subject: Polk County Land Records Advice Needed
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:05:55 -0500
I am in need of some advice. I am trying to find out when a piece of
property was sold in Polk County and I'm not sure how to go about it.
When I went to the Polk County Courthouse two summers ago, I had one day
to spend there. I copied William Newton Bronaugh's entire probate file
(he was my great-great-great-grandfather) and did lots of other
research, but ran out of time before I had a chance to do much searching
to determine when this land was sold. William died 13 Sept 1883 and is
buried in the Barren Creek Cemetery.
In the probate record, the land description is (as near as I can tell
from the handwriting):
E1/2 SW1/4 and SW1/4 of NW1/4 section thirty (30) township thirty three
(33) range twenty three (23), Polk County, Missouri, Warranty Deed.
I don't find anything in the probate record stating when the land was
sold. I do recall quickly searching the grantor/grantee index at the
courthouse for about 10 years after William's death and not finding
Below I have pasted the information I found on the BLM Web site for a
land patent for the same person.
Some of the land description (but not all of it) matches the description
in the probate record. Maybe he sold off some of it?
Is there a way to look up the sale of land by the legal description?
Any suggestions on how I can tell when this land was sold and to whom
would be most appreciated.
From the BLM Web site:
WILLIAM N BRONAUGH
Title Transfer Issue Date: 9/15/1854
Land Office: Springfield
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Aliquot Parts SWNE
Fract. Section No
Meridian 5th PM
Shebbear: A village in Devon, England. From the Old English,
"sceaftbearu" --the grove where poles were cut.
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