Ann Bloodworth widow of William C. Bloodworth
Petition for Dower

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Source: Sumner Co. Archives Lawsuit #6619

To the worshipful County Court of Sumner Co. Tennessee

Your petitioner, Anny Bloodworth, a citizen of said County & state of Tennessee, begs leave to represent unto your worships, that she is the widow of William Bloodworth, deceased, who died in the month of January 1827 intestate, leaving the following children: Thomas, Sina, John, William, Fereby, Timothy, Martha, & Louisa, all minors. Your
petitioner would further represent that her late husband died seized and possessed of the following tracts of land -- to wit -- the one on which he lived at the time of his death, containing about 73 acres -- bordered by Station Camp Creek on the west, by Esqr William Cantrell on the south & east by Isaac Franklin on the north. Also another tract of land containing about 75 acres which the said deceased bought of John Peyton Senr on the waters of said creek, bounded by said Peyton on the North & West, on the east by B. Bretts & on the south by said Franklin and Sion Hunt. Your petitioner states that William Cantrell has been appointed guardian ad litem to receive service of notice for & on behalf of the said minors above named in this case. The premises considered may it please your worships to direct your sheriff to lay off her dower in said land according to law & your petitioners in duty bound will ever pray.

s/ Anny Bloodworth

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