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Lucinda Armstrong
Case #609    Chancery Court
February Term 1877
Attala County, Mississippi


Lucinda C. Armstrong
Case #609 Chancery Court, 1877

The State of Mississippi           Chancery Court
Attala County                          February Term 1877

To the Hon. R. W. Williamson, Chancellor 5 district of Mississippi presiding in the County of Attala.

The petition of Lucinda C. Armstrong of said County and State, shows that she is the widow of S. C. Armstrong, late of said County now deceased, who departed this life 19th May 1876, dying intestate, and leaving a small real and personal estate in said County, that on the __ day of September 1876 letters of administration were granted to J. R. Moore one of the creditors of the intestate, of his goods and chattels etc, and that said Moore is now acting as administrator, which will appear by reference to the records of this Court.

And your petitioner further shows that the said intestate died seized and possessed of a certain tract of land lying in the County and State aforesaid containing by estimation three hundred and twenty acres; bounded and known by numbers as E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and NW 1/4 and E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 10, Township 15, Range 5 upon which the intestate resided in his life time and at the time of his death to which said tract of land your petitioner has never relinquished her right of dower.. And your petitioner further shows that said intestate died leaving the following children and heirs at law: Olivia Watkins, wife of William Watkins, Martha Thomas, wife of John J. Thomas, Amanda Hudson, wife of John Hudson, Mississippi Armstrong, Samuel Armstrong and Alice Armstrong last three named minors without Guardian, all the foregoing living in Attala County, Mississippi, and Belle Wall wife of Robert Wall who resides in the State of Arkansas with Post Office address at Osage Mills, Benton County. Your petitioner asks for process to said parties returnable as required by law, your petitioner being desirous of reducing her said dower to possession and holding the same for her seperate use and benefit, therefore prays, that your Honor will case a writ of dower to issue according to the forms and provisions of the Statute in this her half, commanding the sheriff of the County to summon and qualify commissions to allot and set off said dower and to ? your petitioner as in possession of the same as the law directs.

And your petitioner will this pray etc.

Lucinda C. Armstrong
by Campbell & Anderson
sol for Petitioner



This extract of the Petition of Lucinda C. Armstrong that was heard before the Chancery Court at the February 1877 Term was submitted by Lee Armstrong.  Lee states: "The only connection that I have to this family is through John J. Thomas who was a nephew to my great-grandmother Ann Thomas Mothershed."

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