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Your question was " is it really my responsibility to find and get them to pay the taxes each one never payed when sold"
Yes, if you want to title it in your name although if they paid the taxes then you just have to get proof they paid the taxes.
You also have the option of hiring a lawyer and suing to clear the title to the mobile home and get it titled in your name. It is a declaratory judgment action and would almost certainly be less trouble than tracking everyone down. Usually the taxes on a sale of an older mobile home are fairly low but you still have to clear up the "chain of title" and that can be extremely difficult to do since, for example, if someone died that owned the home and never signed the paperwork then you have to track down each of their heirs.
The cost to do something like this can vary a lot and your best bet is to meet with a local attorney and see what they would charge to file the lawsuit. That will tell you whether it is worth pursuing that course of action or whether you need to go back to trying to track everyone down.