State of South Carolin
To J. Hemphill McDowel, Ordinary in aforesaid district-
The humble petition of James H. Stroud shows that John Stroud said departed this life intestated on 7th day of November 1866 leaving him surviving as his next of kin, heirs at law his children as follows, to wit:
James H. Stroud
Elizabeth (Stroud) Stevenson, wife of John B. Stevenson
Anne (Stroud) Morris wife of James Morris
Mary (Stroud) Rowell wife of Isaac Rowell
Scylla (Stroud) Anderson wife of Thomas Anderson
Charlotte (Stroud) McGarrity wife of James McGarrity
and his grandchild Elizabeth Stone, a minor daughter of his just deceased daughter Sarah (Stroud) Stone who was wife of Henry T.(?) Stone, deceased-
that at the time of his death, he was seized and possessed of a tract of land situated in the District and State aforesaid on waters of Rocky Creek containing two hundred and sixty acres more or less and bounded by land of Jams McDell, Jams B. Wylie, W. G. Barber , Wm. Caldwell-
That the said land cannot be heiriphically enjoyed as said parties are tenants in common-join petitioners therefore propose that all living of said parties in interest be summoned before John Hurd on a day cert...and that such adum for division or sale of said premises shall then be made as to join. Honor shall seem meet and proper-and join petitioners will ever progress.
James H. Stroud
State of South Carolina, Chester District.
James H. Stroud, John B. Stevenson and Elizabeth Stevenson his wife, James Morris and Ann Morris, his wife, Issac Rowell and Mary Rowel, his wife, Thomas Anderson and Scylla Anderson, his wife, James McGarrity and Charlotte McGarrity his wife, and Elizabeth Stone, legal heirs and representatives of John Stroud Senr. deceased who died intestate: Greeting.
You are hereby required to appear at the court of Ordinary to be holden at Chester Court House for Chester District on the 12 day of December next to show cause of any you can why the real estate of John Stroud Senr. deceased situated in said District on waters of Rocky Creek Bounded by lands of James McDill, James B. Wiley, W.G. Barber and William Caldwell containing two hundred and sixty acres more or less should not be divided or sold allotting to each of the parties named. The one Seventh part there of given under my hand and seal this 12 Sept 1867. J.H. McDaniel, OCD.