Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683209 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1832-December-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Six heirs and representatives of the late Turner Dixon represent that the said Dixon died in 1820, leaving his widow Maria and twelve children. The petitioners further state that "a large tract of Land containing between thirteen and fourteen hundred acres and more than fifty slaves which have since considerably increased were allotted to his widow as her dower." The heirs also note that "previous to the death of the said Turner Dixon their aforesaid Mother Maria Dixon was in a state of Lunacy; in which condition she hath ever since remained." Of the opinion that "the proffits of the dower of their Mother are greatly more than sufficient to maintain her in her present condition," the petitioners submit that "it would be greatly for the benefit of the family if the Land and slaves which have been allotted to her and the proffits which have accumulated could be divided amongst her children." They therefore "pray that a Law of the character above indicated may pass."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Addendum, Thomas Turner, ca. 1832
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11683209

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/9/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/5/2009 5:09:00 PM