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A suit brought against the estate of John Chapman, ca 1750-Nov. 15, 1836

The following was very difficult to read, possibly knowing legal words would help. Someone, James James??, sued the heirs.


State of North Carolina

To the Sheriff of Wilkes county Greetings Whereas James James obtained Judgement December 25, 1838 against Enoch Chapman, Executor of John Chapman, deceased, before John Marley, Esquire for the sum of nineteen dollars and thirty-seven cents principle and four dollars and forty nine cents interest and the further sum of two dollars for cost and whereas the aforesaid plaintiff had his ----------- issued on his judgement aforesaid for principle, interest and cost and had the aforesaid execution lived upon the land of the aforesaid John Chapman deceased situated on the waters of the Little River adjoining Archibald Brown and others and whereas the aforesaid execution together with the aforesaid levymas??? returned to our court of pleas and quarter session at February term 1839 whereas it appearing to the court that there was heirs at law of the said John Chapman deceased to home? (or whom?) the lands aforesaid descended?? it is therefore ordered that cirapious? issue to the said heirs you are therefore commanded to make known to Enoch Chapman executor, Letty Chapman, executor, James Richards and wife Rebeca, Isaac Presley and his wife Elizabeth, George Chapman, William Chapman and John Chapman, heirs at law of John Chapman deceased that they appear before our court of Pleas and quarter session to be held for the county of Wilkes on the 1st Monday after the 4th Monday of April instant and show cause, if any, why the plaintiff shall not execution for his judgement, principle, interest and cost against the lands of the said John Chapman


My notes:  Before this was sent to me, I had thought my Betsy Chapman was the daughter of John & Leannah, however, this shows us that John's daughter married Isaac Presley.

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