5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2021 1:01 PM by Allen Gray

    Seeking Homestead Application of Daniel Gray

    Allen Gray Wayfarer

      Pursuant to the Homestead Act of 20 May 1862, Daniel T. Gray received patent 358682 for 160 acres in Kiowa County, Colorado.  It is my understanding that he would have had to have filed an homestead application.  How would I get a copy of his application?

        • Re: Seeking Homestead Application of Daniel Gray
          Alice Lane Pioneer

          Hi Allen,

          Welcome to History Hub


          Found this, hope it helps

          Land Patent Owner Search For daniel gray | The Land Patents™


          Alice Lane

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          • Re: Seeking Homestead Application of Daniel Gray
            Susannah Brooks Pioneer

            The Homestead file should be at the National Archives in Washington DC.  To request the file you would need the information from the patent details on the BLM glo website [name, location (Kiowa), date (Oct 8, 1913), document number (03559), land office (Lamar), and that it was Homestead Entry].

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            • Re: Seeking Homestead Application of Daniel Gray
              Cara Jensen Tracker

              Dear Mr. Gray,


              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


              We suggest that you request the Land Entry Case file for Daniel T. Gray using a Form NATF 84. As the previous poster mentioned, you will need to enter the name of the person claiming the homestead, where the homestead was (state), and the legal land description of the claim (township, range, and section). 


              Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for any inconvenience.


              The type of information contained in the land entry case files can vary depending on the type of claim, the way the claim was processed (such as homesteaded, military, or purchased), and even when and where the claim was filed.  No two land files are ever the same. Typically a case file will contain information regarding the passage of ownership of the land from the Federal Government to the Entryman (or land owner).  The file reflects the paperwork accumulated by the local land office in administering the application.  Types of documents that can be present in the file include applications, correspondence, final patent, claimant’s testimony, legal land description, and survey maps or drawings, just to name a few.   Additionally the file might contain marriage certificates, naturalization records, age and place of birth of claimant, military service, literacy, and economic status.


              For more information about researching land records please visit the National Archives website on Land Records.


              We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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