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16 February 2013

Owning Land Does Not Equate Residence

Owning property in Coshocton County, Ohio, does not mean your ancestor lived in Coshocton County, Ohio. Your ancestor may have been a speculator who purchased and sold property in several locations. Or he may have been like mine, who purchased property in a county where several of his neighbors were settling, only to have his son farm it. The father never left Bedford County, Pennsylvania and all the deeds in Ohio refer to him as being "of Bedford County, Pennsylvania."

1 comment:

  1. After seeing the same person in tax records for several different counties, I came to the conclusion that the residence for him was where he paid the poll tax.