Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20285307 Details

State:Arkansas
Location:Phillips
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Charles W. Adams Judge of said Circuit Court in Chancery sitting (ADAMS, Charles W.)
Filing Date:1853-September-21
Ending Date:1854-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner, John M. Hubbard, states that Levis Dobbins, the widow of Napoleon B. Pillow and now the wife of Wilson D. Dobbins is indebted to him in the sum of $701.33. The debt was contracted in 1851 during Levisa's first marriage. Hubbard claims that, according to the terms of the marriage contract executed at the time of her marriage to Pillow, Levisa retained sole control of her property, including five slaves -- Dan, age about thirty-five, Alfred, age about fourteen, Lucinda, age about fourteen, Adeline, age eleven, and Monroe, age eight -- pledging them as security against the loan. Hubbard adds that the same contract was also executed at the time of her second marriage. Levisa must therefore be responsible for her debt. Hubbard asks that a commissioner be appointed to sell as much of Levisa's property as needed to cover the debt.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:PARs #20285515, #20285516; Copies of Marriage Agreement, Napoleon B. Pillow and Levisa Bigham, 12 December 1850; Marriage Contract, Wilson D. Dobbin and Levisa Pillow, 24 January 1853; Demurrers, Wilson Dobbin, Levisa Dobbin, 1 December 1853; Answers, Levisa Dobbin, Wilson D. Dobbin, 26 May 1854; Exceptions, John M. Hubbard, 30 May 1854; Demurrer, John M. Hubbard, May 1854; Decree, ca. 1854; Appeal to Arkansas Supreme Court, 15 February 1855
Pages of Related Documents:39

People Associated with Petition 20285307

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Arkansas Supreme Court, Records and Briefs
  • Document Number 1,103
  • Box: 16

Processing Information

Record Created:6/6/1997
Record Final Edited:6/3/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/4/2008 11:00:00 AM