Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk County Records Inventory
Series documents the division of property to be awarded to the widow or widower of a deceased spouse as determined by commissioners appointed by the county court. Information includes a description of the division of land based on survey results, commissioners' names, and report and recording dates. Reports may also include surveyor's names and fees charged.
Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Early Probate Journals [Record of Dower-with index], 1855-1869 (1 volume).