Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20484404 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington in Equity (, )
Filing Date:1844-June-4
Ending Date:1844-September-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Davidson and Mary Chapman seek the settlement of an estate issue regarding the estate of Lewis Davidson, who died intestate. The estate included "some old family servants" which the family was forced to sell in order to make payments on several debts. The petitioners now ask the court to allow them to sell the unimproved real estate so that they may be able to pay some of the considerable debt owed due to the maintenance of the family. They ask that the surplus proceeds be used for the future support and education of the minors.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:11
Related Documents:Decree, 2 September 1844
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20484404

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

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Circuit Court, Chancery Dockets and Rule Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 325
  • Box: 57
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #4
  • Volume:
  • Page:
  • Microfilm:

Processing Information

Record Created:7/2/1996
Record Final Edited:11/19/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/3/2006 9:04:00 AM