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Friday, March 11, 2005
male ancestor died 1821 in Hamilton Twp. He left all his property to his widow and money to his daughters. If women were not allowed to own land in those days and he had no male heirs, what would have happened to the property?
[From Cathy]: Married women didn't have property rights but widows did. If the husband willed the house to the widow, it was hers.