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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Married Women's Property Registers

1859-1897

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is 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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Married Women's Property Register [Married Woman's Rights], 1859-1897 (1 volume);
Search for 1859-1897 Marion County married women's property register entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Marion County Archives:
[Married Women's Rights-Records], 1862, 1866-1867, 1876, 1881, 1890 (.05 cu.ft.).

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