Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184314 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joseph W. Townsend Judge of the Orhpans Court in and for the said County (TOWNSEND, Joseph W.)
Filing Date:1843-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Malinda Jerrald requests that the court appoint her as guardian of her daughter. She has served in that capacity in South Carolina for the past ten years, and now has moved to the state of Alabama. Her daughter, Sarah Martha Jerrald, owns eight slaves worth almost thirty-five hundred dollars. Malinda Jerrald does not specify the reason for which her daughter is need of a guardian; whether she is a minor, an unmarried woman, or a person not capable of managing her person and estate for some other reason. In the property inventory report mandated by the court, the sex of one slave may have been incorrectly identified. Maranda or Miranda is identified as a boy. In a related petition, filed after Sarah's death ten years later, the same slaves, with the exception of a man named Reddick, are listed as part of her estate; Maranda is listed as Maranza, a girl.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20185335; Inventory, Property of Sarah Martha Gerrall, 7 February 1843; Accounting of Hire of Negroes, 1844
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184314

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Pike County Courthouse, Troy, Alabama

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Processing Information

Record Created:7/23/1999
Record Final Edited:11/24/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/5/2007 11:26:00 AM