§39-1-6. Certificates as to wives living separate and apart to be
prima facie evidence in certain cases.
The certificate of acknowledgment heretofore taken of a
married woman to a deed or other writing conveying, or agreeing
to sell and convey, real estate which was her sole and separate
property, purporting to show that at the time of its execution
and acknowledgment such married woman was living separate and
apart from her husband, shall, in all cases where the validity of
any such deed or other writing comes in question, be prima facie
evidence of the facts therein stated.