Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380903 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1809-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Timothy Barton seeks compensation for his slave named Jack, who "was arrested for wounding and maiming a white man by the name of William Fairey, and by a Court of Justices and freeholders was tried for his life and was sentenced to be executed for the same." Citing that Jack was valued at $400 before his death, the petitioner "prays your Honorable body to make such provision for his indemnity as you may think him entitled to." The court sentenced Jack “to be hanged by the neck for ten minutes and afterwards that his Body should be burnt.”
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, William Rowe, Jacob Barr, et al., Court of Justices and Freeholders, 29 November 1809; Certificate, William Rowe, et al., 29 November 1809; see PAR #11380905
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11380903

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1809 #85
  • Page: frames 1127-30
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, Frames 1127-30

Processing Information

Record Created:9/28/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/16/2008 5:21:00 PM