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Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Little Tricky

This one is a little tricky, but I'm not giving out any clues. This one comes from the original copy of a deed that I'm analyzing for the next issue of Casefile Clues.  The deed was drawn up in 1863. I'm not certain when or where this individual was born, but the deed was recorded in Carthage, Illinois.


  1. Is it "By Jacob D. Meiller?"

    That IS a tough one.

  2. Benjamin Jonathan D. Miller
    "Bj. Jno. D. Miller"

  3. By Jacob Miller. He is the deputy clerk and that's why he's put the word "By" in front of his name.