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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Guardianship issue
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 21:51:12 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 9:37 PM
> Patti wrote:
> >In looking at some records from Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in
> 1878, I have found a petition for a guardian by a minor child
> > what are the conditions that require a married woman to have a
> guardian (her brother Isreal Baughman was named as her guardian) when
> she is married?
> Elizabeth wrote:
> Petition for a "guardian" or petition for "guardianship"? The
> in estate records were guardianships of property, not people.

Elizabeth's point is well-taken -- the petition wording is important. I was
answering the question about conditions upon which a woman would need a
guardian when (definition of when: *at the time*) she is married. Perhaps I
read too quickly. Elizabeth's explanation, of course, makes sense if she was
already married. That means that there was probably a guardian appointed at
the time of her marriage if she didn't already have one.

Keep digging, Patti!

-- Elissa

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
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