Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20284604 Details

State:Arkansas
Location:Clark
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Clark Circuit Court In Chancery Sitting
Filing Date:1846-November-17
Ending Date:1848-September-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:The heirs of the late Isaac Cates Sr. dispute the distribution of his estate and ask the court to intervene. Following Cates's death, John Blakeley and Peter Johnson and Isaac Cates, administrators of the estate, recklessly sold off portions of the estate, including slaves, in order to pay debts, say the heirs. All debts and claims against the estate have been settled and the petitioners ask the court to sell the rest of the estate and divide the proceeds.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:10
Related Documents:Commissioners' Report, 17 May 1847; Commissioners' Report of Sale, 12 September 1848
Pages of Related Documents:12

People Associated with Petition 20284604

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:10
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court
  • Document Number 1,485

Processing Information

Record Created:11/15/1995
Record Final Edited:5/31/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/17/2008 3:01:00 PM