91-1-1. What law to govern.
All personal property situated in this state shall descend and be
distributed according to the laws of this state regulating the descent and
distribution of such property, regardless of all marital rights which may
have accrued in other states, and notwithstanding the domicile of the
deceased may have been in another state, and whether the heirs or persons
entitled to distribution be in this state or not. The widow of such deceased
person shall take her share in the personal estate according to the laws of
91-1-3. Descent of land.
When any person shall die seized of any estate of inheritance in lands,
tenements, and hereditaments not devised, the same shall descend to his or
her children, and their descendants, in equal parts, the descendants of the
deceased child or grandchild to take the share of the deceased parent in
equal parts among them. When there shall not be a child or children of the
intestate nor descendants of such children, then to the brothers and sisters
and father and mother of the intestate and the descendants of such brothers
and sisters in equal parts, the descendants of a sister or brother of the
intestate to have in equal parts among them their deceased parent's share.
If there shall not be a child or children of the intestate, or
descendants of such children, or brothers or sisters, or descendants of
them, or father or mother, then such estate shall descend, in equal parts,
to the grandparents and uncles and aunts, if any there be; otherwise, such
estate shall descend in equal parts to the next of kin of the intestate in
equal degree, computing by the rules of the civil law. There shall not be
any representation among collaterals, except among the descendants of the
brothers and sisters of the intestate.
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