Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881105 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Feliciana
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To his Honor the Judge of the Parish Court of the Parish of Feliciana (, )
Filing Date:1811-June-8
Ending Date:1814-July-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Susan Thompson, widow of the late Ira C. Kneeland and now wife of Jason Thompson, seeks to recover her personal property as well as a share of the community property which is being held by the executors of her late husband’s estate. Susan claims that, at the time of her marriage and during her “coverture,” she received from her father, for "her own separate use & benefit," real and personal property that included land, husbandry equipment, animals, and three slaves named Little Dick, Will, and Anthony. At the time of the marriage, Kneeland had very little property of his own but, through "their mutual industry," Susan and Ira were able to gain an unspecified amount of community property. Now Ira has died and his will "neglected to make just & equitable provision" for his wife. Susan Thompson believes that she is rightly entitled to all the property from her dowry "and also one half of the acquests & profits of their joint Estates." She prays that the court annul Kneeland's will and that it order the estate's executors to deliver up her property.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20881206, #20882412, #20883920; Order, ca. June 1811; Sheriff's Return, 12 June 1811; Court Record, 25 July 1814
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20881105

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, New Roads, Louisiana

  • Records of the Early Parish Court
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  • Document Number 209
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/1/1996
Record Final Edited:6/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:10/20/2005 2:31:00 PM