About the Oregon Historical Records Index

Womens Property Records

The register documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually was in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts. The records are also known as "married women's separate property registers."

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