Petition #20285905


Sarah Beaty, wife of the late W.O. Beaty, asks the court for her dower of "Negroes belonging to the Estate of my Deceased Husband." Her husband had owned three "stout, healthy and likely" slaves -- Jack, age forty-three; Margaret, age about fifteen; and Adeline, age about twelve. The commissioners assigned Jack to the widow, explaining that though each of the female slaves would sell for more, the service "of said Negro Man" was "fully as valuable to Mrs. Beaty during her life time, as the services of either of the other two negroes."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Phillips County Courthouse, Helena, Arkansas