- Lowndes County, Mississippi. October 30, 1845. - May 10, 1847.
- Court: Chancery
- Salutation: To the Honorable Henry Dickinson Vice Chancellor of the State of Mississippi
Martha Sappington owns property separate from her husband, Samuel Sappington, and with her own funds she purchased a slave named Rebecca from Sarah E. Pool. Although Rebecca was warranted to be sound, she began displaying signs of mental illness soon after the Sappingtons took possession of her. After a few months, Rebecca "in a frantic mode ... wandered to the river fell or jumped in and was drowned." The Sappingtons charge that Pool knew the slave was unsound when she sold her. They request a refund of the purchase price and an injunction stopping Pool from removing any of her slaves from the state.
Result: Partially granted; dismissed.
- Number of petition pages: 5
- Related documents: Order, 30 October 1845; Subpoena, Robert Allen and Sarah Pool, 30 October 1845; Sheriff's Returns, 1 November 1845 and 7 November 1845; Writ of Injunction, 30 October 1845; Sheriff's Return, 1 November 1845; Injunction Bond, Samuel and Martha Sappington and Oliver Millican, 30 October 1845; Answer, Sarah Pool, 10 February 1846; Court Record, 12 May 1846; Subpoena, Isham Harrison Jr., Penelope Greer, and James Capshaw, 26 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, 26 October 1846; Subpoena, Dr. East, D. M. Mathews and Ruben King, 26 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, 26 October 1846; Notice, 27 October 1846; Sheriff's Return, ca. 1846; Statement, R. A. Stacy, 5 May 1847; Attorneys' Agreement, ca. May 1847; Subpoena, S. T. Sappington and Robert A. Stacy, 4 May 1847; Court Record, 5 May 1847; Decree, 10 May 1847; Copy of Petition and Order
- Pages of related documents: 17
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Repository: Noxubee County Courthouse, Macon, Mississippi
- Records of the Chancery Court
- Page: 598-610