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From: "Cheryl Rothwell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Tricky Deed
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 10:57:35 -0500
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Did you find a partition action which set where each heir's inheritance was
located?

We had one where the man, Thomas, died with two minor children and several
grown children. By all accounts the [3rd] wife was dead. The estate was
probated. THEN the widow showed up. So the court went back and redivided the
land. By the time that was done the widow was definitely deceased.

A year late Thomas' brother Samuel died. They had adjoining lands. Samuel
had two marriages, no surviving wife, grown children but also a couple sets
of grandchildren whose parent had died. That went thirty rounds and also
resulted in partition. The court decided the numbers and a map was included
saying who got what.

Most of these lands are now owned by one person and the abstract is a
fascinating document. Without all these "wars" it would just state that
Samuel bought it from the government and it was passed down through standard
inheritance, a short and boring document. <g>


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