We have seen what provisions the law makes for the division of the lands of one who dies intestate, there being in most states rights of dower or curtesy in the surviving wife or husband, and the remainder going to the heirs of the owner; but, if no such heirs can be found, the land escheats to the state,622 subject to the subsequent claims of heirs, if any are found. In some states there is no limitation on the time within which such claims may be brought forward, while in others various periods of limitation are prescribed.623

615 1 stim. Am. St. Law, § 3134.

616 2 Bl. Comm. 224. Cf. Doed v. Whichelo, 8 Term R. 21L 617 l Stim. Am. St. Law, § 3133.

618 Petty v. Malier, 15 B. Mon. (Ky.) 591; Milner v. Calvert, 1 Mete. (Ky.) 472; Marlow v. King, 17 Tex. 177; Hulme v. Montgomery, 31 Miss. 105. 619 Den v. Jones, 8 N. J. Law, 340; Childress v. Cutter, 16 Mo. 24. 620 2 Bl. Comm. 234. 621 1 Stim. Am. St. Law, § 3121.