In May 1831, my g.g.g.g.grandfather Giles Martin Samuel executed a trust document with his brother Francis S. Samuel. Several pieces of property are mentioned in this document included one 80 A tract described therein and shown on the "Original Land Purchases" Howard County Missouri abstract book, Twp 50 Range 17. The acquisition date is 1827. In 1833, that land was sold by James Hayter to Charles Wilkerson, who kept the property until 1903. There is an unexplained break in the title chain and I can find no information on how the property came to be owned by Mr. Hayter. If anyone has any ideas about how to solve this mystery, I would appreciate suggestions. G. M. Samuel died sometime before 1835; his brother Francis S. Samuel also disappears from the records.