WARNING: Do NOT take this into account as provided by the other person:
> I did some preliminary research first and you probably know that Modessia
> was Charles' second wife but if not see 1910 Census.
> I'd say they sold or moved off the land before 1920 because by then he
> was living with his second wife Modessia and children in the David precinct,
> Spokane Co., WA.
This is FALSE.There was only one wife during this time period.
I will identify some findings that you may already have, and some information on the land.
Washington Births 1907-1919
Martha Klen Luntsford, born 30 Jan 1909 in Lincoln County to Charles Louis Luntsford and Lola E.M. Bell.
1910 Reardan, Lincoln County, WA
Charles L. Luntsford, age 28, born in Missouri to father born in West Virginia, mother in Texas, married 8 years
Lola E. age 26, born in Indiana to both parents born in Indiana, mother of 4/4 living.
Mildred L, age 7
Martin L 4
John W 3
Martha E 1 2/12
The WW I Draft card images show Charles Louis Luntsford, born September 23, 1881.He was living at 1223 N Sinto, Spokane, with Modessia.
1920 Census for Spokane, Spokane, WA
Charles, age 38, born in Missouri to father born in West Virginia, mother in Texas
Modessia, 36, born in Indiana to both parents born in Indiana
Mildred 16, born in WA
Martin 14, WA
John 13, WA
Martha 10, WA
Charles 6, born in Idaho
Frederick 3, ID
The 1930 census for Spokane
Modessia E. L. Minnich(as transcribed), head-of-household, married, age 46, born in Indiana
The second middle initial is "probably" for Lola.
Martin L Luntsford, Son, age 24
Charles L, age 17
Fred C, age 13
I find Peter H. Luntsford, born 3 Jan 1853 (W. Virginia didn't become a state until the civil war).He died Mar 1906.I find him and his wife, Martha, in Nebraska in the 1880 census.
The BLM Land patent records: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ (Click on the green area "Search Land Records"
Peter H. Luntsford obtained 160 acres of land on March 21, 1893.This land was in Lincoln County, Willamette Meridian, Range 38-E, Township 26-N, Section 21 SE.
I could not find a Martin Luther Bell purchase, but there were three Bell's obtaining land in Lincoln County.The 1889 WA territorial census did have a Martin Bell, 36, living in Lincoln County, born in Indiana. Living with him were Mary 8(?) and Edward 3(?).The image is difficult to read.
To find the land of Peter Luntsford.
Go to: http://www.esg.montana.edu/gl/trs-data.htmlhttp://www.esg.montana.edu/gl/trs-data.html
Enter the Meridian, township/range and section numbers from above.
This will give you some info on where the land is located.
Now click on "Switch to TerraServer"
Click on TopoMap, just above the aerial photo and also the largest blue block for size.
Now, where the word "Squaw" is found, there is a red square around that word.Double click on the red square above the word "Squaw".
Now in the next window as it appears, again double click in the red box above the word "Squaw".You will now see a red "21" in the middle of this square.This is section 21 where the land was located.His land was in the South East corner.
You now know where the land is located.If you click on the size buttons on the left side of the map, so the yellow is in the 4th block down/5th block up between the Minus and Plus indicators.Now on the bottom of the map, click on the "South".You will now see the squaw canyon at the top and just below is Reardan.So, you can see the land location in relationship to Reardan.
Here is the Lincoln County Genweb site:
There are volunteers identified.
Here is the Lincoln County Message board:
The RAOGK has one researcher in Lincoln County..she does public record lookups.
There will probably NOT be any sale document.There will be a recorded deed at the county office in Davenport...IF...a document was recorded, and IF they have record books back that far in history.Occasionally records are lost by fire, theft, neglect, etc.