Casefile Clues

20 August 2011

Have You Got Your Deed?

This image comes from GenealogyBank.com's version of the Rockford [Illinois]Forum of 9 January 1850. Apparently the former recorder had approximately 1,000 deeds that had never been picked up. Interestingly enough my ancestor Clark Sargent purchased federal property in Winnebago County during this time period. Clark died in 1847 and, who knows, maybe his deed was in this collection.

Makes a person wonder how many deeds were never picked up by the property owners. I doubt if all 1,000 deeds were picked up by the rightful parties--wonder what happened to them.