The following is my extraction of one deposition in the file of the above named chancery cause. I would really like to learn as much as I can about this particular Robert H. Sanders. Can anyone tell me about him.
Littleberry Baughan was living in the general area of Three Chopt Road/Deep Run Creek/Short Pump at the time of this deposition. Can anyone tell me if this particular Robert H. Sanders was also living in that area at this time? Is this the same Robert H Sanders that owned Short Pump Tavern?
Goochland County Chancery Cause 1791-002 John Neaves v William Gathright
The Deposition of Littleberry Baughan of Lawfull age in a suit of Chancery Depending in Goochland Court betwen (sic) John Neaves pltf & Wm Gathright Deft
Deposeth & sayeth that some time after the suit for Slander was determined betwen (sic) Wm Garthright & Wm Neaves that the sd Baughan fell in Discourse with John Neaves at Benjamin Smoots concerning the suit betwen his Brother Wm & Wm Garthright for the sd Baughan told John Neaves he heard that his brother Wm had cast Gathright in the suit of Slander & had thrown all the Costs of the suit on Him, which the sd John Neaves said was true & that the suit of Slander now Depining(?) tuteoin(?) the sd Gathright & himself he would not put it up on any terms for he was certain to cast him & make him pay all Costs as his Brother had done for he was able to prove facts by a number of Witnesses against the sd Garthright That would make him look as Black as midnight, but he said he was sorry for Garthrights children that they should suffer on his account of that they should have such an Old Villain for their father as Gathright was for they Were a parcel of likely Children & the sd Baughan further sayeth that the sd Gathright is a very kind neighbour, Just & honest in his dealings & his word much to be Depended on & do believe him to be as honest a man as any in Henrico County. & the sd Baughan further sayeth that he worked for Robert H. Sanders at the time that Sanders fell out with Gathright on account of the land that he had purchased of Gathright that did belong to Burwell Baugh & said he was very sorry for it & that he never Should have Broke his agreement with Gathright for the land had he not ben parsuaided to do it by Hezekiah Puryear? & further this Deponent saith not. Littel Berry Baughan
Henrico County to wit:
Sworn to before in me in due form before us magistrates for the said county by virtue of a commission to us directed which we have annexed to the Deposition of John Miller – Given under our hands this 1st Nov 1790 --- Tho. Prosser W. Foushee