Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

William J. Isabell vs. Elisha Peters, etc.: Chancery Cause, Amherst County (Part 1 of 3)

image 16 of 21

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

You don't have permission to transcribe this page.

The deposition of John Ligon of lawful age taken at the tavern house of Nathan Anderson in the town of New Market in the county of Nelson to be read as evidence in the trial of a suit depending and undetermined in the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the County of Amhurst wherein William J. Isabell and Maurice H. Garland administrator with the will annexed of Christopher Isbell dee and Robert Isbell are plaintiffs and Elisha Peters and others are defendants. The deponent having been first duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith as follows to wit: Question by the defendant Peters. Do you know the boy Edmund the subject of this controversy if so state how long you knew him before he was sold by the defendant Peters, how far you lived from where the boy resided, and what was his general health. Answer. I first knew the boy in the year 1818 I knew him well from that time till the year 1832 I lived within seven or eight hundred yards of the place where he lived and I always considered him a [illegible] hearty negro. I have frequently burnt plant patches with him and never heard of any complaint. John Ligon The defendant William J. Isbell was present [illegible] declined asking any questions. Nelson County to wit I Charles [illegible] commissioner appointed by the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the county of Nelson for taking deposition do hereby certify that the foregoing deposition of John Liggon was taken subscribed and sworn to in [illegible] [illegible] of law [illegible] [illegible] at the place and a the [illegible] mentioned in the caption. Charles [Barrow?]