I went on the Bureau of Land Management web site and did a search for alabama land records under "Hendricks" I got a hit on "Tapley K Hendrick" in which he obtained land in Monroe Co. Alabama on 11/21/ 1896. Documentaion was for the land office in Greenville, alabama. This can't be I thought since Tapley supposedly died "in the hospital, 11 Jan., 1862". Can anyone on the board help me with this apparent contradiction in documentation. I have tried to figure out what is going on here but have no clue as to how to figure this out. I have documentation stating his death and I have documentation stating his acquiring land 34 years later! Obviously, something is wrong here.
Thanks for anyone's help.