Petition #20785412


George and Elizabeth Ghiselin confirm that Elizabeth was appointed the guardian of Caroline R. Taylor, an infant orphan of Reuben O. Taylor, who died intestate. Taylor bequeathed to Caroline "a negro man, slave for life, named Joshua, aged about 43 years. That said slave is unmanageable and dissipated, and beyond the control of the said George R. and Elizabeth H. and frequently absents himself, staying away a long time, paying, and making no hire." The petitioners "believe, & charge that he [Joshua] will run away to a free state, whereby he will be lost to said Caroline R." They seek to sell Joshua and use the proceeds to reinvest in another slave or to pay Caroline.

Result: Granted.

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