Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Herndon, William Henry
Lincoln, Abraham
Dates 1849
Location Illinois
Sangamon
United States
Language English
Subjects Herndon, William H.
Legal Case and Case Notes
Lincoln's Law Practice
Lincoln, Abraham
Manuscripts
Matheny, James H. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Talbot, B. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, Elijah (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, George (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, James P. (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, Jesse (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, Mary (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, Samuel (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, Thomas (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Yocum, William (Lincoln's Law Practice)
Title
Subpoena in Chancery in Yocum et al. v. Yocum et al, [Law papers].
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham (Author)
Herndon, William Henry (Author)
Created / Published
Sangamon County, Illinois, May 18, 1849
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
-  Lincoln's law practice
-  Herndon, William H. (1818-1840)
-  Matheny, James H. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, William (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, Jesse (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, Mary (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, Elijah (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, Thomas (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, James P. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, Samuel (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Yocum, George (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Talbot, B. (Lincoln's law practice)
-  Manuscripts
-  legal case and case notes
-  United States -- Illinois -- Sangamon
Genre
Manuscripts
legal case and case notes
Notes
-  Summary: At the time of his death, Jacob Yocum owned 521 acres of land in Sangamon County, Illinois. Jacob Yocum's widow Mary Yocum had not yet received her dower. William Yocum and some of Jacob Yocum's other heirs retained Lincoln and Herndon and sued Mary Yocum and the remaining heirs to assign dower and to partition the land among the heirs. The court ruled for William Yocum and appointed commissioners to assign dower and partition the land. The commissioners assigned two hundred acres to Mary Yocum as her dower but were unable to divide the remaining land equitably. The court ordered the master in chancery to sell the land. The master in chancery sold the land to various people for a total of $2,256, and divided the proceeds equally among the heirs.
Medium
21 x 16 cm.
Call Number
Law Papers; Portfolio 1, no. 61
Source Collection
The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lprbscsm.scsm1433


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