Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Woman Has a Line in Amherst County, Virginia--How?
This is part of an Amherst County, Virginia, deed from the late 1700s that mentions the line of Susannah Rucker. The problem is that there was only one Susannah Rucker and she never purchased or inherited any property in Amherst County. The question was--how did she obtain it?
Interestingly enough, this deed is one where Isaac, Susannah's son, is purchasing the property that borders Susannah.
We'll see in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues how Susannah likely obtained this property, how it was disposed of and how it helped document her migration from where her husband died in the 1740s to where she probably died in the 1790s.