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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Married Women's Property Registers

1859-1900

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:
County Clerk Marks and Brands [includes Married Women's Separate Property Rights Declaration-one only], 1900 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Register Married Women Separate Property [with index], vol. A, 1859-1900 (1 volume).

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