Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185338 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Sumter
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellor of the Southern Chancery division of the State of Alabama
Filing Date:1853-February-23
Ending Date:1855-January-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:When, in 1851, a group of claimants argued that slaves purchased a decade before by William H. Jemison from Claiborne Griffin were actually part of the legacy of a Georgia widow, Jemison filed suit to protect his property. In 1852, the claimants countersued. Jemison, in turn, seeks to revive and supplement his original suit.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20185105; Decree, 5 January 1855
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20185338

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:11
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Sumter County Courthouse, Livingston, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 386

Processing Information

Record Created:7/3/1999
Record Final Edited:7/27/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/5/2007 1:11:00 PM