Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21084513 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Henry Dickinson Vice Chancellor of the State of Mississippi (DICKINSON, Henry)
Filing Date:1845-October-30
Ending Date:1847-May-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martha Sappington owns property separate from her husband, Samuel Sappington, and with her own funds she purchased a slave named Rebecca from Sarah E. Pool. Although Rebecca was warranted to be sound, she began displaying signs of mental illness soon after the Sappingtons took possession of her. After a few months, Rebecca "in a frantic mode ... wandered to the river fell or jumped in and was drowned." The Sappingtons charge that Pool knew the slave was unsound when she sold her. They request a refund of the purchase price and an injunction stopping Pool from removing any of her slaves from the state.
Result:partially granted; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Order, 30 October 1845; Subpoena, Robert Allen and Sarah Pool, 30 October 1845; Sheriff's Returns, 1 November 1845 and 7 November 1845; Writ of Injunction, 30 October 1845; Sheriff's Return, 1 November 1845; Injunction Bond, Samuel and Martha Sappington and Oliver Millican, 30 October 1845; Answer, Sarah Pool, 10 February 1846; Court Record, 12 May 1846; Subpoena, Isham Harrison Jr., Penelope Greer, and James Capshaw, 26 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, 26 October 1846; Subpoena, Dr. East, D. M. Mathews and Ruben King, 26 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, 26 October 1846; Notice, 27 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, ca. 1846; Statement, R. A. Stacy, 5 May 1847; Attorneys' Agreement, ca. May 1847; Subpoena, S. T. Sappington and Robert A. Stacy, 4 May 1847; Court Record, 5 May 1847; Decree, 10 May 1847; Copy of Petition and Order
Pages of Related Documents:17

People Associated with Petition 21084513

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Noxubee County Courthouse, Macon, Mississippi

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1340
  • Page: 598-610

Processing Information

Record Created:8/24/2001
Record Final Edited:9/12/2001
Record Last Updated on:3/10/2008 7:40:00 PM