Petition #20285705


Frances Erwin is the widow of James Erwin who died intestate in 1857 with sizeable property holdings, including seventeen slaves. She asks the court that her children and their spouses, as well as her co-administrator, be cited for defendants. She asks the court to appoint a guardian for the minor heirs and "lay off and assign" to her a dower interest in one third of the slaves. She also requests one third of the profits from the hire of their slaves and one third of proceeds from rental of their plantation during the period between her husband's death and the allotment of her share of the estate.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Phillips County Courthouse, Helena, Arkansas