Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385103 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To The Honorable The President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1851

General Petition Information

Abstract:Seventy-two-year-old Ephraim Wilson, a free person of color, seeks title to a house and lot on Henrietta Street in Charleston. He had previously entrusted his marriage certificate and other valuable documents to his guardian, Oliver M. Smith, a lawyer now deceased, but Smith had lost or misplaced them. The documents proved that the last persons who owned the Henrietta Street property were Wilson’s wife, Maria E. Wilson, and his stepson, Felix Bradshaw, both deceased and leaving no heirs at law. Wilson asks that the law concerning escheats "may be remitted and the Title to the lot vested in him."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Excerpts from Minutes of Charleston City Council, 1, 10, 22 April 1851; clipping, Charleston COURIER, 2 August 1851
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11385103

Free Persons of Color:3
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1851 #19
  • Page: frames 409-414
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 409-414

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/5/2008 8:03:00 PM