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  527.190.  Proceedings to establish title when records, deeds are lost or destroyed. — 1.  Any person or persons claiming an estate or interest in any lands or real estate in this state, and whose deeds, mortgages, or other written evidence of title or interest, or the record thereof, have been lost or destroyed, may apply by petition to the circuit court of the county in which the land or any part thereof lies, or the record was destroyed, setting forth in said petition a description of said lands, the nature and extent of his, her or their interest or estate therein, and a description of his or her or their deeds, mortgages or other evidence of title, and give the date and contents of said deeds, mortgages or other written evidence of title, and the name or names of the person or persons who executed the same, and the interest therein conveyed to the said claimant, as fully and particularly as said petitioner shall be able.

  2.  The said petitioner or petitioners shall also set forth in his, her or their petition the manner in which his, her or their deed or deeds, or other evidence of title in and to the lands described in said petition, were lost and destroyed, and praying the said court to hear and make a record of such evidence as the said petitioner or petitioners shall produce, touching or concerning his, her or their alleged estate or interest in and to said lands described in his, her or their petition; and upon hearing such testimony and proof of title as is produced by the said petitioner or petitioners, in support of his, her or their interest and estate in and to said lands described in the said petition, the estate or interest of the said petitioner shall be adjudged and determined by the said court, according to the evidence adduced by the said petitioner or petitioners in support of the estate or interest in which he, she or they may have in and to the said lands described in the said petition, which said petition shall be verified by the affidavit of the petitioner or petitioners, or by the affidavit of some person petitioning in his, her or their behalf.

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(RSMo 1939 § 1688)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 1524; 1919 § 1974; 1909 § 2539


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