Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20283101 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Judge of the County Court of the County of Clark aforesaid
Filing Date:1831-July-11
Ending Date:1831-September

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charlotte Hemphill is seeking her rightful distribution from the estate of her late father, William Hemphill. Charlotte states that she is the minor "daughter, orphan, and heir at law" of Hemphill, who died intestate in 1825. The court originally appointed Andrew Hemphill and David Fish executors of the estate, which included a number of slaves. In the intervening years, she contends, they have repeatedly ignored the court-established settlement regarding provisions for her welfare and education. A related document reveals that the William Hemphill's estate contains at least one slave.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Letter of Guardianship, 22 July 1828; Decree, 13 July 1831; Petition for Appeal, 21 September 1831; Ruling, ca. 1831
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20283101

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Clark County Historical Association Archives, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

  • Records of the Circuit Court
  • Document Number 1118

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1998
Record Final Edited:5/27/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2008 12:51:00 PM