Petition #11082504


Benjamin Bedford, administrator of the estate of the late Dr. Thomas K. McElrath, and Rebecca Cavens, McElrath's widow, and Rebecca's new husband, Elijah Cavens, seek permission to sell land rather than slaves to satisfy debts against the estate. This would better serve the six children who were heirs and "whose education, support, and maintenance depend alone on the proceeds of the labor of the negroes."

Result: "favourable".

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Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi