Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

30/8/2011

Lucrative mineral rights driving force to find rightful heirs

Imagine winning the lottery without buying a ticket.

It was much like that for Glenn Pore when the Fayette County retiree accepted an energy company’s offer to pay him and 10 relatives thousands of dollars to lease mineral rights beneath farmland his ancestors plowed a century ago.

“I was shocked to find out that I had any oil and gas rights,” said Pore, 77, of Fairhope. “Remember, I don’t own the land.”

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