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     21-39-1.   Circuit court jurisdiction to determine heirs under federal land laws. Whenever a patent shall have been issued direct to the heirs of a deceased person under the homestead or any other laws of the United States, the circuit court for the county in which such lands, or any part thereof, so patented are situated shall have original jurisdiction in a civil action brought for that purpose to determine who are such heirs and to determine the respective shares of such heirs in and to the lands so patented.

Source: SL 1913, ch 231, § 1; RC 1919, § 2869; SL 1921, ch 182; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 37.1503.


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