Meador, Joseph, petition,
(Bugg, Gilliam, Meador, Munday, Tooley, Tuckery, and slave-Grandison)
Source: Microfilm page #1302 (duplication of page #1304), page 1303
To the worshipful County Court of SUMNER COUNTY now in session.
The Petition of JOSEPH G. MEADOR, THOMAS MEADOR, WILLIAM C. MEADOR, MALVINA MEADOR by her next friend JOSEPH G. MEADOR who is the administrator with the will annexed of JESSE MEADOR dec'd. JOHN S. TUCKER and his wife MALVINA TUCKER, CHARLES TOOLY and wife ELIZABETH TOOLY and L.W. GILLIAM and his wife, filed in the County Court of SUMNER COUNTY.
The petitioner would respectfully show unto your worship that by the death of their common ancestors THOMAS MEADOR and FRANCES MEADOR they became entitled to and now hold an undivided interest in law to a certain negro man named GRANDISON aged about twenty four years. They would further show your worship that all the debt against both the estate of the said THOMAS and FRANCES MEADOR has been paid off and discharged and that the boy GRANDISON nor his proceeds are not wanted on the part of the original representative for the use of said estate.
The petitioner would further show your worship that said slave being the joint property of the petitioners and as a matter of course cannot be divided between them as they are respectively entitled and that a sale is absolutely necessary for the purpose of partition and division among the petitioners as the heirs at law and distributees of the said THOMAS and FRANCES MEADOR.
The premises considered, the petitioners pray your worship to grant them an order for the sale of the said slave GRANDISON for the purpose of making partition and division of the proceeds thereof among your petitioners as they are respectively entitled by law upon such terms and conditions as may be most to the advantage of all the parties in interest and fair other relief to which they may be entitled and as in duty bound they will ever pray & c.
MUNDAY for Petitioners
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This day personally came before me JNO. L. BUGG Clerk of the County Court for SUMNER COUNTY JOSEPH G. MEADOR, THOMAS MEADOR, WM. C. MEADOR, and JOHN S. TUCKER and made oath that the matter and things stated in the foregoing petition of thine own knowledge are true and these stated upon the information of other they believe to be true. Sworn to in open Court Jan'y. 2, 1854. J.L. BUGG, Clerk.
JOSEPH G. MEADOR
WM. C. MEADOR
JOHN S. TUCKER
The Petition of JOSEPH G. MEADOR
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JOSEPH G. MEADOR, THOMAS MEADOR, WM. C. MEADOR, MALVINA MEADOR by
her next friend JOSEPH G. MEADOR, who is administrator with will annexed of JESSE
MEADOR dec. JNO. S. TUCKER and wife MALVINA TUCKER, CHARLES TOOLY and
wife ELIZABETH and L. W. GILLIAM & his wife
. Be is remembered that the above cause coming on for hearing at the present term of the County Court of SUMNER COUNTY, was heard on this 28d day of January 1854, upon the petition and the proof in the cause. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the petitioners are joint owners of the Slave GRANDISON mentioned in the petition in their own right and the said JOS. G. MEADOR as administrator with the will annexed of JESSE MEADOR dec. by their kinship to THOMAS and FRANCES MEADOR dec'd. and that it is necessary that said slave be sold for partition and division among the partied intended and that it is manifestly for due intent of the petitioners that said slave GRANDISON be sold.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged, and decreed by the Court that said boy GRANDISON be sold upon a credit of twelve months with interest from date -- that THOMAS MEADOR be appointed commissioner to make due sale either publicly or privately -- if publicly he will give ten days notice in writing of the time and place of sale -- he will take basic and good security for the purchase money and make ___ & ___ of his proceedings to do next term of this Court -- the petitioners will pay the costs of this proceeding.