A Place To Live
The homestead process to obtain land consisted of filing an application, improving the land and filing a deed of title. The homesteader had to live on the land for 5 years, improve the land by planting crops and build a dwelling 12 by 14 size. Proof of residency had to be established before the deed was issued. Calvin's homestead records gives an insight to his life and family. He had life circumstances that cause a long delay in receiving title to the land. He did not receive deed of title for 21 years until August 19, 1891. More to be discussed.
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