Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10181701 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the Alabama Territory
Filing Date:1817-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Slaveholder William B. Burney was murdered by a slave. He died intestate, and one-half of his property, including seven "Negroes of different ages and sires," escheated to the territory. Mary Burney, the widow, claiming that "the greater part of their Property was obtained and accumulated" by their "joint industry and economy," asks that the government not deprive an "Aged Widow of Property she had laboured with her deceased husband to acquire."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10181701

People Associated with Petition 10181701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Alabama Territorial General Assembly, Petitions 1817-1818
  • Box: SG3673
  • Folder: 12

Processing Information

Record Created:7/1/1999
Record Final Edited:7/1/1999
Record Last Updated on:8/22/2007 3:19:00 PM