Transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes
TSL&A Microfilm #50
Sumner County Clerk Minutes
February 1843-June 1846
John Turner by his Guardian Nelson B. Turner & Simpson & wife Expartee Be it remembered that the cause came on to be heard on the second day of March 1843 before the Honorable Thomas Maney Judge, He upon the petition expartee and it thereon appearing to the satisfaction of the court that an equal division of the slaves mentioned in the petition a woman Lucy aged about 70 a man Jesse age about 32 a boy Westley aged about 7 and a boy Isaac aged about 5 years cannot be made between the said Simpson and wife and the said John Turner without a sale and that it will be to the advantage of said John to have these sold. It is therefore ___ adjudged and decreed by the court that said
slaves be sold that Geo. F. Crocket Clerk be appointed commissioner to make said sale that he sell said slaves at publick auction to the highest bidder on a credit of until the tenth day of January next after advertising in writing the time and place of said sale 15 days at three or more public places in the county of Sumner taking bond and two good securities for the purchase money said clerk will report to the next term of this court all other matters are reserved until the coming in of this report.
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