Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381920 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the court of Equity of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1819-February-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:The children of the late Daniel Pitts Jr. seek a settlement of their father's estate. They recount that their father died in 1804 and that their mother, Anna Pitts Plant, "took out letters of administration on all and singular the goods and chattels" of the said Daniel. The petitioners charge that the said Anna and her husband, William Plant, have unjustly sold a slave named George and have retained a slave named Nancy and her four children worth $3500, which they contend rightfully belong to the estate. In addition, they aver that their mother "dismantled" a saw and grist mill "of considerable value and anual profit and income" and that she has yet to account for the proceeds of the sale or "for the profits of the said mills while in operation." The petitioners therefore pray that the Plants "may be decreed to come to a fair and final settlement of the Estate of the said Daniel Pitts Junr decd." and "that they be decreed to deliver up the said negro Nancy and her increase ... to be sold in order to make partition or to be otherwise partitioned."
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Reference, Accounts for Estate of Daniel Pitts Jr., 19 May 1820; Depositions, Ephraim Andrews, Charles Pitts, Charles Griffin, Edward Pitts, ca. 1820
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 21381920

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1820--10
  • Box: 1
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  • Microfilm: Order #524, Reel D1272

Processing Information

Record Created:4/20/2000
Record Final Edited:10/15/2002
Record Last Updated on:1/7/2006 9:37:00 AM