Petition #20783513


William Adair and Thomas Monroe, as the executor of Alexander Adair, claim that William and Alexander's mother Mary and her second husband Issachar Pawling executed a marriage contract by which all Mary's property "should descend to, and be surrendered up, with its increase, to her children" at her death. Issachar, however, did not reveal the existence of this contract to her sons and after Mary's death caused them to execute a document relinquishing their rights to a slave named Bob, "a large likely, healthy and very valuable Servant." The petitioners ask that the executor of Issachar's estate be compelled to hand over Bob or pay them his value, as well as back hire, and to surrender any other property rightfully theirs.

Result: Settled.

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