Re: 1804 & 1805 Land Deeds from John Cooley to sons in Stokes Co., NC

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 17:51:25 -0700

Certainly, land laws do change from state. In any case, I've never seen
her mentioned in any deeds. The early census records seem to indicate that
she outlived him. Of course, he may have married more than once, but I
think the even distribution of the children's births indicate there was
one mother.


> Does anyone know why John's spouse was not included in the three land
> deeds?
> I have seen deeds without spouses included and assumed they must have been
> dead. What about dower rights? Most land deeds that I have seen include
> a
> statement that the spouse had been questioned personally & separately from
> her spouse to ascertain whether she willingly was giving up her dower
> rights. Were land laws differ from state to state?
> Mary Cooley
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