17 September 2012

Citing A Barn?

I've got an idea, but I'll see if anyone takes a bit on this...

The barn on the farm my 3rd great-grandparents settled on has their last name and the year they "settled" on the farm painted on it.

It's the barn on the farm west of Carthage, Illinois, currently owned by the estate of Alice Habben--whose husband was a great-grandson of the settlers.

I realize that tax and land records are also good sources of this information--but they don't necessarily prove residence.

Has anyone cited a barn as a source?
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