Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11484951 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senators and Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee now in Session in the City of Nashville
Filing Date:1849-October-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred three citizens of Wayne County ask that Susan Signer, the widow of Charles Signer, be given title to the property in his estate. They report that the said Charles died intestate in 1842, "seized and possessed of real estate situated in said County worth about two thousand dollars, some three slaves and some six hundred dollars after the payment of his debts." They further state that "by the laws of this state in force at the time of the death of said Charles the one half of the personal estate and the whole of the real estate owned by him at this death except the right of dower of said Susan in said lands escheated to the said state." Noting that "said property was mostly procured by the care and industry of said Susan," the petitioners pray "that your Honorable body pass a law ... as to vest in said Susan Signer the title and right to said estate both real and personal."
Result:laid on table
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11484951

People Associated with Petition 11484951

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 129-1849-1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #18,

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2009 6:44:00 PM