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Overton B. Pettit Papers, 1834-1850


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Overton B. Pettit Papers, 1834-1850
Mss. 39.2 P45
3.0 Items
Date Acquired


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Deed, 1834, from John Duffield, wife Amanda A. Duffield, John Duffield, Jr., wife Frances Duffield, Henry M. Myers, wife Caroline M. Myers and William H. Duffield transferring their rights as heirs of David Ross (to the estate, "Cobbham," Cumberland County, Va.) to Frederick A. Ross, trustee; deed of trust, 1844, from Overton B. Pettit and wife Mary E. Pettit to William Fontaine and Abraham Shepherd, trustees for money owed to Samuel Pettit (includes "Cobbham," slaves, equipment and crops); and attachment, 1850, on property of Overton B. Pettit.

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5 August 1834.  Deed given by John Duffield and his wife Amanda A. Duffield, John Duffield, Jr. and his wife Frances Duffield, Henry M. Myers and his wife Caroline M.R. Myers, and W[i11ia]m H. Duffield, transferring to Fred[erick] A. Ross, trustee, all their rights as heirs of David Ross in the estate called "Cobbham" in Cumberland County, Va.  ACy of DS.  8 pp.

30 January 1844.    Trust deed given by Overton B. Pettit and his wife Mary E. Pettit to William Fontaine arid Abraham Shepherd, Jr., trustees of Samuel B. Pettit, covering a tract of land in Cumberland County called "Cobbham" and certain personal property. ADS. 4 pp.

23 February 1850. An attachment in the suit of Edmund Johnson vs. 0[verton] B. Pettit.  PDS.  1 p.

Administrative Information

Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
Louis H. Stoneman of Columbia, Va.
Acquisition Method
Preferred Citation
Overton B. Pettit Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.