- The Legal Rights of Women in Richmond
September 11, 1858 RICHMOND, Virginia Law, Women
By all accounts, Frances Taylor was a kind woman and a caring mother. As such, she wanted to make sure that her children would be financially secure in the event of her passing. The best way that she saw fit to do this was to sell some of the lands she possessed for profit, and to pass the others down through her line. While she legally owned the property, she enlisted the aid of her husband, D.B.,...