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

From: Mary Lou Cooley <mlcooley_at_q.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:29:36 -0700

Thank you Shirley!
Mary Cooley

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From: Shirley Wilcox
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4:59 AM
To: John Cooley Mailing List
Subject: Re: 1804 & 1805 Land Deeds from John Cooley to sons in Stokes Co.,

In Virginia, sometimes when the release of dower is not with the deed,
it can be found in the county order books. This may be true in other
localities too.

Shirley Wilcox

On 6/4/2012 11:33 PM, The Cooleys wrote:
> 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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