Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683008 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Filing Date:1830-December-9
Ending Date:1830-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jacob Sampson, a free man of color, represents that "he married Frankey Cross, the acknowledged & reputed child of Moses Cross," a free man of color. He further states that his said father-in-law died during the present year, "leaving no other child who is free, than the wife of your Petitioner -- Nor has the said Moses Cross, any relative who can inherit his estate." The petitioner is advised that the personal estate of said Cross "will pass & be vested in the Commonwealth, for the benefit of the President & Directors of the Literary Fund," thus depriving "his child & grandchildren of that which will be inconsiderable to the Commonwealth, but which will be of great consequence to them." Sampson therefore prays that the General Assembly "release to him & his wife, all the claim of the Commonwealth, to the undisposed of residuum of the estate of Moses Cross, after the payment of his just debts."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement Concerning Frankey Sampson, ca. 1830
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11683008

Free Persons of Color:3
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Virginia Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/6/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/19/2009 3:53:00 PM