Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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Depositions of witnesses produced sworn and examined
at JacksonvilleJacksonville , in the CountyCounty of Morgan ofCounty of Morgan MorganCounty of Morgan and
state of IllinoisIllinois, before me Charles DaultonCharles Daulton
a Justice of the peace within and for the
county and state aforesaid, in a certain
cause now pending in the Circuit court
of the county of st. louis and state of
MissouriMissouri, Between, SarahSarah a woman of
color plaintiff, and WilliamWilliam Wadding ham
defendent, on the part of the plaintiff

J. R. Simons of lawful age being being produced?
sworn and examined, on the part of the
plaintiff deposeth and saith

I am acquainted with the ProsserProsser famly, they
they removed to IllinoisIllinois about nine years since I understand they came from the state of VirginiaVirginia
I knew Thomas H. Martin the Son-in-law of Mrs
MargaretMargaret ProsserProsser I have understood that he
is now dead the widow of said MartinMartin
is now living. MaryMary is her given name
Wlliam, Susan MaryMary , Margaret, John Robert SamuelSamuel are the names of the children of John
ProsserProsser dec'd I suppose that John Martin
died some two or three years since MartinMartin
was in IllinoisIllinois on a visit before he removed
to the state, and I think he removed to the
county about four years since I never heard from Mrs,ProsserProsser of her family that they claimed to own blacks
I have heard from others that they owned a