Found this in an old newspaper while searching for something else, but all the names and relationships described made me think it important enough to transcribe (I am a Carroll descendant, but not these). Hopefully this will be of use to someone. [Virginia Mylius, email@example.com
December 8, 1837, Enquirer newspaper (Richmond, VA): At a Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery held for Albemarle County, on the 19th day of May 1837: JAMES JOPLING, JR., JAMES JOPLING, SR., WILLIAM JOPLING, HOLMAN JOPLIN, HANNAH BRIDGEWATER, JACOB TYRE, and MARTHA his wife, formerly MARTHA ALLEN; JOSHUA CARROLL, RICHARD WOOD and FRANCES his wife, formerly FRANCES CARROLL; BENJAMIN CHILDRESS, SAMUEL CHILDRESS; WILLIAM THOMAS and JURUSIA his wife, formerly JURUSIA CARROLL; JEFFERSON L. EDMUNDS, Executor of the last will and testament of JAMES L. EDMUNDS; JUDITH CARROLL, OBADIAH THOMAS and BETSEY his wife, formerly BETSEY CARROLL; JOHN FARRAR and NANCY his wife, formerly NANCY CARROLL; and HARRISON GRIFFIN and LUCY WRIGHT, plaintiffs; Against REUBEN B. PATTERSON, adm’r with the will annexed of JESSE JOPLING, dec’d; SHEDERICK SAMUELS and ALICE his wife, formerly ALICE JOPLING, ------BAILY and NANCY his wife, formerly NANCY JOPLING; THOMAS JOPLIN; and ------OSBURGH and JANE his wife, formerly JANE JOPLING; HANNAH JOPLING; JAMES NEST and SALLY his wife, formerly SALLY CARROLL; ------LIVINGSTON and ELIZABETH his wife, formerly ELIZABETH JOPLING; BENJAMIN JOPLING; EDMUND JOPLING; THOMAS JOPLING; DAVID LUMHAM (sic) and SALLY his wife, formerly SALLY JOPLING; JOHN BAKER and MILDRED his wife, formerly MILDRED JOPLING; SHERROD GRIFFIN; ------TOWS (sic) and CHARLOTTE his wife, formerly CHARLOTTE GRIFFIN; JOHN PHILIPS and JANE his wife, formerly JANE GRIFFIN; JOHN THOMAS and ALEY his wife, formerly ALEY GRIFFIN; JOHN PEMBERTON and BETSY his wife, formerly BETSY CHILDRESS; RIAL CHILDRESS; THOMAS DAVIS; LANDON DAVIS; LINDSEY POWELL; JAMES POWELL; RALPH HENRY MARTIN; GEORGE MARTIN; JOHN HAWKINS and MARTHA his wife, formerly MARTHA HAWKINS; JAMES W. MARTIN; PLEASANT M. MARTIN; WILLIAM POWELL and BETSY his wife, formerly BETSY MARTIN; JESSE ALLEN; SAMUEL H. ALLEN; JOHN ALLEN, JAMES POWELL and BEHETHELAND (sic) his wife, formerly BEHETHELAND ALLEN; WM. HARRIS and WINNEY his wife, formerly WINNEY GRIFFIN; REBECCA WARE; THOMAS CHILDRESS; THOMAS MARTIN, and HANEY EDMUNDS, formerly HANEY TINDAL; WILLIAM A. PAYNE and MARTHA his wife, formerly MARTHA TINDAL; NATHANIEL GOOLSBY and SUSAN his wife, formerly SUSAN TINDAL; ARCHIBALD PAMPLIN and NANCY his wife, formerly NANCY TINDAL; RICHARD TINDAL; JAMES S. JOPLING, MARSHAL BOWMAN and BEHETHELAND his wife, formerly BEHETHELAND JOPLING; JAMES T. SAUNDERS and ELIZA his wife, formerly ELIZA VINCENT; JOHN VINCENT; SPENCER VINCENT; JOSEPH VINCENT; TALLEYRAND BROWN; JUSTIN WHITE, EDWARD K. FIFE; MINERVA BROWN and WILLIAM WHITE (the last two are infants under the age of 21 years, by Ira Garrett, assigned their guardian), Ad litem, defendants.
It appearing to the court that the bill filed in this cause, and verified according to law, seeks a sale and division of lands belonging to the late JESSE JOPLING, of the county of Albemarle and State of Virginia, who departed this life some time in December 1836, intestate as to a great part of his real estate, and as to the whole of his personal, after the payment of his debts; and also the sale and division of the slaves supposed to belong to the estate of THOMAS JOPLING, dec’d., late of the county of Amherst and State of Virginia, who departed this life some time in the y ear 1789, having made and published his last will and testament, probate whereof was had in the county Court of Amherst on the 7th day of September 1789; and it further appearing to the Court, that the defendants named in the bill and resident within this Commonwealth, and the defendants named, and not resident within the Commonwealth, have been regularly convened before the Court by subpoena, executed and publication, as in other suits in Chancery, and that there are others who are interested in the distribution of both estates aforesaid, whose names and whose first share thereof are unknown, and who are made parties thereto, under the general description of parties unknown; whereon, on motion of the plaintiffs by counsel, the Court, in pursuance of the act of Assembly in such case made and provided, doth order, that all the parties interested in the said estates, be warned and notified, and that they are hereby warned and notified to appear and make themselves defendants to this bill, file their answers and assert their rights; and that unless the parties unknown and not named, shall do the same within four months from and after their publication, that the Court will proceed to decree, at any time thereafter, a sale and division of the said estates, according to the act of Assembly in that case made and provided; and that a copy of this order be forthwith published in the Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser, and Richmond Enquirer, newspapers published in the City of Richmond, and the National Intelligencer, published in the City of Washington, for six weeks successively. A Copy – Teste, Alexander Garrett, C.C. Nov. 24.