Mary, a woman of color, for herself and her children, Samuel, and Edward v. Launcelot H. Calvert
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Depositions of witnesses produced
sworn and examined at the town of
FelicityFelicity in the County of ClermontCounty of Clermont
and State of OhioOhio before me George
. W. Richards a Justice of the peace
within and for the County and
State aforesaid in a certain
case now pending in the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court of Saint LouisSt Louis County in
the State of MissouriMissouri wherein MaryMary
a woman of color is plaintiff
and Launcelot H CalvertLauncelot H Calvert is defendant
and for said plaintiff in pursuance
of a notice hereto attached and at
the time and place therein mentioned.

P H Hastings Atty for plaintiff
and Thornton F Marshall Atty for Deft
present

James HendricksonJames Hendrickson of
the County of ClermontCounty of Clermont and State ofOhio
OhioOhio of lawful age being first duly
sworn by me as hereafter certified deposes
as follows

Question by plaintiffs Council
state what you know about a colored woman
named MaryMary who lived with one James BowdJames Bowd
in the County of Brown in the State ofOhio
OhioOhio if you know any thing about her

Answer

I did know a colored girl who lived
in Brown CountyBrown County with James BowdJames Bowd by the name
of MaryMary in the State of OhioOhio.

Question by same----State when
and how state when
and how long said MaryMary came to the StateOhio

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of OhioOhio who brought her to OhioOhio who
she [ staid ] with in OhioOhio & how long she remained in said State.

Answer.

MaryMary came to the State of OhioOhio
about the year 1840 I do not know that I
could state who brought her there
She came
to OhioOhio with BowdsBowd family
She remaind in said
State between one and two years immediately
following the removing of said BowdBowd to the State of OhioOhio.

Question by same Did said MaryMary
live with and in the family of said BowdBowd
during the time [ reffered ] to above and as a servant while in OhioOhio and did
James BowdJames Bowd live in OhioOhio during the one
or two years above mentioned.

Answer.

MaryMary did live within the Family
of James BowdsJames Bowds the time above [ referd ] to
as a servant and [ don ] the work.
James BowdJames Bowd
lived in OhioOhio the one or two years above mentioned.
Question by same.

State how long James BowdJames Bowd remained in the State of OhioOhio and where
he came from when he came to OhioOhio.

Answer

James BowdJames Bowd remained in the State of OhioOhio between one and two years, came to OhioOhio
from the State of KentuckyKentucky.

Question by same ----- When you speak
of the time said MaryMary lived in the family
of said BowdBowd do you mean the time
BowdBowd lived in OhioOhio.

Answer.

I did