Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21282701 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Granville
Location Type:County
Salutation:To his honour the Judge of the court of Equity for the county of Granville
Filing Date:circa 1827

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1820, Absalom and Jackson M. Yancy established a slave-trading firm. According to Absalom, they bought "a great many slaves either for cash or on credit," spending a total of "twenty thousand Dollars or some other large sum," all of this using his money. He claims that Jackson took the blacks to South Carolina and Georgia, and sold many of them. He charges that Jackson gambled away the profits, and turned over eight thousand dollars of the company's money to one Dr. Thomas Hunt to deprive him of his share.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:PARs #21282605, #21282707; Answer, Jackson M. Yancey, 11 October 1827; Receipt for Vouchers, Absalom Yancey, 21 December 1829; Subpoena, 15 February 1831; Correspondence, Absalom Yancey to Jackson M. Yancey and Thomas Hunt, 7 September 1827; Bond, Absalom Yancey to Thomas Brown, 2 March 1826; Jackson M. Yancey to Absalom Yancey, 22 May 1822; Financial Statements, Jackson M. Yancey, 1820-1826
Pages of Related Documents:31

People Associated with Petition 21282701

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Records of the County Court, Civil Actions Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color 1819-1829

Processing Information

Record Created:8/20/1997
Record Final Edited:11/30/2001
Record Last Updated on:11/16/2006 10:03:00 AM