Acquisition of Federal Land
Walker Stewart acquired the following property:
W1/2 of SW1/4 of
Dekalb County, Alabama
The property was apparently acquired prior to 1860.However, it was not acquired through Homestead or Pre-emption so I therfore I cannot check the BLM site.Could the property have been purchased directly from the Land Office or could it have been purchased from an individual who got the property through some other means.Would there be a record of how the property was transferred from Government lands to private hands other than through pre-emption or homestead?I need to know the approximate time that Walker Stewart acquired this property?Walker Stewart later acquired adjacent property through Homestead(1889).Any ideas how to approach this genealogical problem?