I am interested in four homestead claims in Camas County from the early 1900s:
Halleck Mounce (my wife's grandfather);
Ray Mounce (Hal Mounce's brother);
Francis Marion Mounce (Hal Mounce's father); and
Fred Mounce (Hal Mounce's cousin).
As far as I know, none of these men stayed in the area beyond the First World War, except for Ray, who died in 1911 and is buried in the cemetery at Soldier, Idaho. The others were all living in different places by 1920.
What I would like to discover is what happened to their homestead lands. Each man was issued a patent, and I have copies of those files, but I do not know how or when the land was sold or otherwise disposed of, and I hope that learning about the disposition will give me some better idea on when and why the men moved elsewhere.
If some kind soul has a current plat book for Camas County and is willing to do a lookup for me, I can supply the property descriptions. I would then hope to contact the current owners of these lands and ask them what shows in their abstract or deed history regarding the chain of ownership.
Or if someone is able to check the deed records at the courthouse, I would expect that the Grantor/Grantee index for the "Mo" page would have my answers in one spot, or at least would provide volume/page numbers so that I might order the documents from the county.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.