Petition by Elisha Stafford, his wife Celia (Mauldin), and minor children Tucker, John, Amelia and Council Mauldin for Partition of the Land of Tucker Mauldin.
To the Worshipful the Justice of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Craven--
The Petition of Tucker Mauldin, Jno. Mauldin, Amelia Mauldin, & Council Mauldin all infants by Minor guardian Elisha Stafford and Elisha Stafford and Alice his wife and Jos. Hatch humbly sheweth that some time in the year Tucker Mauldin died intestate possessed of a certain tract of land in fee simple intestate in Craven County and on Trent road about 8 miles from NBern which descended to your petitioners Tucker, Jno, Amelia, Council, Alice, and James & Celia --And May further shew that James Mauldin sold his share or part of said land Jacob Grey and also that Jacob Grey & Celia his wife sold their part 2 portions of land to Jos. Hatch --And your Petiton Jos. Hatch is now the owner of two sevenths of said land as tenants in common with your other petitioners. And your petitioners are desirous that
the Partition should be made of said land and the share of each alloted to them in seven allty(?) --And May that four commissioners (?) for that purpose may be appointed.
Wm. Stanley, Atty for Pet.
Petition of Elisha Stafford & wife & others for Parn.
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