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From: Sunny2345 <>
Subject: [ADAMS-L] Deeds
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 16:52:30 EST
This very interesting tidbit was passed along to me from taken from the
"Minnesota Genealogical Society Newsletter -
"In the lower left hand corner of most old deeds, you will find signatures
of two to four witnesses. The first one is always from the husband's side.
The next one is always from the wife's side. That is to protect her 1/2
dower right under the law. Nothing you will ever use will give greater
clues to maiden names than witnesses on old deeds."
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