This is another question about the same batch. What if the second person listed as Grantor or Grantee just says "wife". Do I make a second entry with no names and just the rest of the info?
No, not likely.
I can’t open your batch anymore, but maybe this citation from the What To Remember section of the instructions will address your issue. “”et ux” means “and wife” and is sometime written as “& wife” or “+ wife.” Per the instructions below we ignore those.
Do not index phrases or abbreviations included with the name, such as "By the Treasury (By Treas)," "et ux," or "et al."
Thank you for your question Nancy regarding US, Illinois, Monroe County—Deed Records, 1816–1900 [M3JJ-1Q4].
In addition to the wonderful information John Empoliti provided in his answer, the Field Helps for Grantor's Surname and Grantee's Surname say you do not assume a surname from the surnames of others mentioned in the document." Because of these directions, there is no name to be indexed.
The Project Instructions also say, "The completed index and links to digital images will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published."
A researcher, when led to the image, will see the wife mentioned on the record.
thank you both of you
John, just wanted to say about 'ux'. I thought it always meant wife but ran into one the other day when it was referring to the husband. I admit it stopped me!
Anne. So in that case they were generalizing it to mean "and spouse."
I found this below in response to the question: What does et ux mean in property taxes
"Et Ux means and wife. If the wife is listed first on the deed then the records will read Et Vir to include [the] husband. If the husband is listed first on the deed then the records will read Et Ux to include [the] wife. Again, Et Al means other persons (other than husband and wife)."
John, Thank you for that information!
You're welcome, Anne.