Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383901 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Lancaster
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1839-November-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elisha Blackmon, executor of the estate of the late Samuel McCorkle, seeks to emancipate an enslaved family consisting of Lydia and her six children. Blackmon rpresents that the said McCorkle directed that said slaves be freed. The petitioner therefore prays "that the Legislators of this State will grant the request of the Testator." McCorkle's will also directed that Lydia and her family be transported "to the nearest nonholding slave state in the United States, or the Free colony in Africa if they choose to go there to live" if his executors "should fail to procure the emancipation of them in this state."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Samuel McCorkle, 8 April 1837; see PAR #11384502; Sponsor: James P. Crockett, Lancaster District (1836-1839, 1842-1843)
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11383901

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1839 #34
  • Page: frames 679-84
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 679-84

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 11:30:00 AM