Could Married Women Make Wills?

There was a time when in many states, married women could not make wills. If a female ancestor makes a will that is later proven in a probate court to be valid, determine what the law was in the state when she wrote the will. It could be a clue that her husband was dead at the time the will was written–depending upon the state statute in effect at the time the will was written.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *