Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Married Women's Property Registers


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 Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Married Women's Property [Register of Married Women's Separate Property-only one entry], 1865 (1 volume);
Records of Married Women's Separate Property [also includes powers of attorney-with index], 1865-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
Married Women's Separate Property [Record], 1865-1900 (1 reel of microfilm).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310