Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #28 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 7
Microfilm Frame on Reel 316
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20984215
County Dorchester
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1842
Abstract of Petition John W. Jones and others ask that the five slaves conveyed to them by Thomas Woolford be sold and the proceeds distributed among all the owners. The petitioners declare that Woolford had a life estate in the slaves, and that upon his death, the petitioners and the defendants would each receive a one-half interest in the slaves. Woolford has since died and the parties "cannot agree upon any distribution or sale' and ask that the court intervene.

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