Submitted by Janet Perdue King
Will bk 2, pg 232
At a court held for Franklin County January 6th 1817
Meshack Perdue, guardian of Elizabeth Perdue, Edward Perdue, Pheby Perdue, Hale Perdue and Sely Perdue Plaintiffs
Jesse Perdue, Patty Perdue she has since intermarried with William Ellison and Thomas Perdue Defendants
This day this cause came to be heard on the Bill of the Complainants. It appearing to the Court that the order of Publication heretofore made in this cause has been duly complied with, the Court therefore takes the said Bill for confessed, the Defendants having failed to answer the same, an order and decree that the slaves named in the said Bill be sold on a credit of twelve months according to the prayers of the said Bill and Lewis Turnbull, John M. Holland and Samuel Cochran or any two of them are appointed to make the sale aforesaid taking Bonds from the Purchaser payable to themselves who are to collect the money when due and make distribution there of between the Plaintiffs and Defendents and make report to the court. A Copy of Sale. At court held for Franklin County March 1818.
On the motion of Happy Perdue by William Cook her attorney it is ordered that Lewis Turnbull, John M. Holland and Samuel Cochran any two of them assign and deliver to her one third part of the proceeds of the sale of the Estate of Daniel Perdue deceased her late husband and divide the residue of the proceeds amongst the legatees agreeable to the former Decree of this Court.
Test Andrew Thomspson D.C.F.C.