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

From: Michael Cooley <michael_at_newsummer.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:04:53 -0700

There's an older woman living with him 1810. But, of course, we don't know
her identity.

-Michael

> Perhaps she had already passed on by 1804.
>
> Jim Cooley
>
> On 6/4/2012 4:27 PM, Mary Lou Cooley wrote:
>> 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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