Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785402 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Barren
Location Type:County
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Filing Date:1854-March-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lucinda Gassaway received real and personal property from the estate of her late husband, Dabney Turner. Later Gassaway married Henry Emerson, and following his death, John Mathews was appointed administrator of Emerson's estate. Before Lucinda and James Gassaway married, they entered into an indenture that gave her a life estate in all the property devised by Dabney Turner's will. Charging Mathews with illegally disposing of estate property, Lucinda asks for monetary damages, the funds from the hire of the slaves, and removal of Mathews as commissioner of her affairs.
Result:
# of Petition Pages:11
Related Documents:Indenture, Lucinda Emerson and James H. Gassaway, 25 January 1850; Certificate, 15 September 1851; Deed, Zachariah Emerson, 15 November 1847; Agreement, James and Lucinda Gassaway and John Matthews, 5 January 1855
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20785402

Slaves:38
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Equity Judgments
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  • Document Number 2154
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  • Microfilm: Reel #229757

Processing Information

Record Created:11/27/1995
Record Final Edited:10/30/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/18/2006 9:18:00 AM