Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Proving the Widow Rucker Moved in 1769

While at the Family History Library, I copied a series of deeds involving Susannah Rucker that document her move from one Virginia county to another in 1769. They are an excellent example of "late" not meaning dead and they also stress how women's property rights impacted land transactions.
An analysis of her deeds is in the queue for an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. Stay tuned.

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