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

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Record #84 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 586
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21679701
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1797
Abstract of Petition Jacob Bird and Polly Rodgers Bird ask that the slaves belonging to the late Zorobabel Rodgers be divided between his son William and his widow Polly, the petitioner. They "represent that it would be greatly to the advantage of your Orator and Oratrix to have their Dower of the said Slaves laid off and set apart and also to the mutual advantage of the said William T Rodgers to have his two thirds of the said Slaves separated and set apart." Noting that William is "an infant under the age of Twenty one years," the petitioners seek the aid and authority of this worshipful Court" in distributing the twenty-six estate slaves, six of whom have been born since th deathe of the intestate.

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