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Separate Property of Married Women

A Brief Sampling from the Index to Separate Property Records
held at the Searls Library
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A useful substitute for marriage records.

The Searls Library has both record books as well as the index. They can be viewed in person-óbut because of the size of the books, photocopying is not allowed.

See a sample of a separate property record .

A few selected records have been abstracted below.

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Name of Female OwnerName of HusbandDate RecordedBook and Page Description of Business/Property
A
Adams, N?Paul3 Jul 18571:13
Arling, MaryIsaac B.3 Sep 18581:33
Adams, Honora_____18 Oct 18621:87
B
Bonhore, MelaniePaul8 Jun 1857, 20 Oct 18611:12, 73
Bergantz, VictoriaPeter24 Oct 18571:16
Brayden, MaryDavid25 Apr 18601:45
Bennett, Sarah AnnWilliam14 Sep 18601:53
Bremond, Henrietta[Illegible]13 Oct 18601:55
Blackfkord, MariaJohn8 Dec 18601:59
Baker, SylviaJustus11 Jun 18611:69
Bulacher, Letitia______26 Oct 18631:73
Baker, S.______16 Mar 18641:97
Bowker, Annie M.William S.6 Jan 18681:113
C
Chauvel, Eugenia MalafoseeO.V.8 Sep 18561:5
Cabott, Amelia Robert30 Sep 18561:8
Chaubrand, HenriettaFrancis12 Dec 18571:19
Cline, BridgetMichael21 Jan 58 1:20
Cauthron, MargaretThomas7 May 58 1:25
Carter, ElizabethFrancis27 Aug 18581:32
Collins, [Oroho?] CatherineMichael25 Sep 18581:34
Cannon, CatharineJohn16 July 18601:50
Crane,SarahThomas P.3 Oct 18601:54
Crowell, Anna C.Benjamin W.22 Nov 18601:57
Cook, SarahWesley27 May 18611:68
Crossell [Crossett?], ElizabethJ.L.30 Jun 18621:82
Clausmann, Marie GerardJean Baptiste8 Oct 18621:84
Connolly, EllenJohn4 Mar 18641:94
Crow, Emma A.Allen D.4 Jan 18751:146
Cohen, MearyMeyer4 Dec 18751:153
Crall, ElizabethS.M.18 Dec 18791:163
Cohn, BetseyJacob16 Jul 18841:174
Cooley, ElizabethBenjamin F.15 Nov 18861:186
D
Delany, Ann JaneMichael4 Jan 18611:61
Dryman [Drynan?], CatharineRobert5 Nov 18661:108
E
Evans, Sarah J.Joseph A.8 Mar 18611:64
Early, MaryJames D.16 Apr 18841:171
F Need volunteer to transcribe
G Need volunteer to transcribe
H Need volunteer to transcribe
I Need volunteer to transcribe
J Need volunteer to transcribe
K /b>Need volunteer to transcribe
L Need volunteer to transcribe
M
Morris, Ricke J.7 Oct 18561:10
N Need volunteer to transcribe
O Need volunteer to transcribe
P
Peard, GraceThomas20 Jan 18621:75 Keeping and conducting hotel as boarding house with salaoon attached
Palmer, D.H.---9 Jan 18581:20
Powers, EmilyChas. E.12 Feb 18621:76Dairy business, keep milch cows, peddling mill. gardening. raising vegetables
Petary/Paytavey, Sarah J.Bernard31 Mar 18661:99W side Washington St, Grass Valley; mortgage; lists personal property such as sofa, chairs, stove, bed, table etc.
Pollard, Mrs.? CalisthaJeremiah20 Sept 18671:118Ranching, growing grain, vegetables, keeping dairy, butter; mining; hotel
Pinearce/Pingree, Mrs. Margaret---5 Aug 18741:145Sole trader; Hotel and boarding house in N. Columbia; livery stable, bar, wine, liquor; raise and sell vegetables, poultry.
Q
R
Rollins, Melissa LouisaS.D.8 Aug 18571:14Sole Trader. Mining claims.
Russ, LouiseHorace P.4 May 18801:46List of separate property including piano, sofa, chairs, carpet, jewelry, stove etc (very light writing)
Roberts, Charlotte---6 Jan 18681:112
Rider, Mrs. J.V.Geo. V.7 Oct 18751:152Separate personal property: piano, organ, desks, equipment for use of teachers--blackboards; classical scientific histories @ 100 vols.
S
Seymour, Ann ElizabethCharles Harvey8 Aug 18561:3Sole trader, mining claims
Stone, Ellen___Ladd12 Sept 18561:7Sole trader, bar and restaurant
Stevens, Jane BarnsleyWilliam Stevens23 July 18581:28Sole trader, farming and ranching
Smith, Sarah A.Thomas G.17 Aug 18581:39
Sherwood, C.M.Chas. H.10 Aug 18601:34 or 54
Smart, IsabellaJames7 May 18611:67
Stehr ?, Harriet C.Henry14 Dec 18671:100
Stumpf, CatharineF or P?18 Jan 18701:121Sole trader, hotel, restaurant, Nevada City
Sheppard, Ellen---2 Aug 18711:128Sole trader, ranching, gardening, buying and selling goods
Stephenson, Louisa M.---5 Aug 18711:129Sole trader, boarding house, lodging, Grass Valley
Spencer, Mrs. Elvira A.13 Jan 18721:131Separate property, money and bank accounts (light writing)
Seman, Maria A.William22 July 18761:145?
Schmidt, VeronicaGeorge24 Feb 18771:158Sole trader keeping public house, boarding and entertaining travelers; providing them and their beasts with food and drink and lodging in town of Moorney Flat
Smith, Virginia P.Charles C.7 Aug 18771:101

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