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    Claimant Name: Thomas, John
    Claimant Name (Alternative):
    Claimant Gender: Male
    Claimant Race: Not available
    Address: Wescott, Custer County, Nebraska
    Marital Status: Head
    Citizenship: Natural
    Age: 29
    Country of Origin or State of Birth: Canada
    Application Number: 16422
    Application Date: 1885-11-10
    Application Land Office: Grand Island, Nebraska
    Witness 1: Shaffer, Robert W.
    Witness 1 (Alternative): Shafer, R. W.
    Witness 1 (Alternative): Shafer, Robt W.
    Witness 2: Barnhouse, Jacob
    Witness 2 (Alternative):
    Final Certificate Number: 309
    Final Certificate Application Date: 1892-10-25
    Legal Description: NE4 NW4, W2 NE4, and NW4 SE4
    Section: 12
    Township: 18N
    Range: 17W
    Principal Meridian: 6th
    Acres: 160
    Final Certificate Approval Date: 1893-06-19
    Clerk: Norton, H. A.
    Land Office Location: Broken Bow, Nebraska
    Division: C
    Patented Date: 1893-07-19
    Patented Status: Approved

Initial Documents

    Receiver's Receipt(s)

Final Application Type

    Homestead Proof

Final Documents

    Proof of Publication with Newspaper Clipping
    Final Certificate
    Final Affidavit
    Receiver's Receipt(s)
    Certificate of Citizenship

Characters of the Land