Hello and thanks in advance for your help!
My grandfather passed away this year and left me a 1/32 interest in minerals that may be produced from Section 17, Township 2 North, Range 8 West in Stephens County.
My Granddad inherited these from his father who passed away in 1991, but he never really explored much about it. He was periodically receiving the royalties from the drilling activity.
I have had a hard time figuring out how to acquire the deed and documents that would establish the ownership. All I have to go on is his Will and Testament, and those of his ancestors who passed it down to him. Looking on the Assessor’s website, it looks like they only have 10 or so documents from before 1995 scanned in, so It doesn’t look like any of this will be on there.
I am also looking for ways to find the lease contracts that I hope are recorded with the county. I know he was receiving checks, so I am hoping to find the scanned contracts to see if we can sell these rights. I can see some wells are operating there today by checking this link: LITTLE JOE(WMHU 2-3)WYLIE#3) 1-17
But I have not been able to get a copy of the oil and gas lease.
Thanks so much!