When a homesteader claimed a piece of public land through the Homestead Act of 1862, they had an option to buy the land outright after 6 months residency for $1.25 per acre.
Take a look at a complete cash purchase homestead land entry case file to discover all the genealogy clues in this record. We will also talk about how to find out if your ancestor obtained homestead land with a cash purchase and how to order the full case file.
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