Petition #21385257


The petitioners seek to sell a slave named Bartlett. David Lipscomb died with a last will and testament in full force. According to his will, Lipscomb “left to his widow certain property" with the remaining estate to be divided among his children, including his daughter Sarah Lipscomb Peterson. Sarah has recently died leaving the petitioners as her heirs at law. The estate's executor "has proceeded to divide the Estate" among the petitioners and James Peterson, another heir of Sarah. Bartlett, a male slave, is among the property left to the heirs. The petitioners assert that they are "settled in different parts of the country" and "cannot keep the said negro." Therefore, the petitioners request the sale of the slave and a division of the proceeds.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina