Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20285908 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Alex Toney, Judge of the Probate Court of Calhoun County (TONEY, Alex)
Filing Date:1859-October-5
Ending Date:1859-November-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Jane Ledlow Pennington seeks the revocation of Alfred B. Lary as guardian of her child, Adam S. H. M. Ledlow, son of her deceased husband, Adam S. Ledlow. In 1855, following her husband's death, the court appointed Alfred B. Lary as guardian of the boy. She charges that, even though Lary has requested and received funds from the trustee of her son's estate, he has treated the boy in a cruel and inhumane manner, has not provided him with proper clothing, letting him run "filthy, dirty, and unwholesome," and has permitted him to associate freely and intimately with his slaves. Moreover, Mary Jane Pennington claims, she has been prevented from seeing her son. She prays that Lary be summoned to appear before the court and removed from his guardianship. Related testimonies reveal that Adam Ledlow was the owner of a handsome estate in Alabama, including a number of slaves.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Summons, Alfred B. Lary, 6 October 1859; Bond, Mary Pennington, 31 October 1859; Answer, Alfred B. Lary, 31 October 1859; Testimony, John Leah, John Bryant, Mrs. Bryant, William J. Dunn, T. W. Hurley, Asher Walker, 1 November 1859; Decrees, 10 November 1859
Pages of Related Documents:14

People Associated with Petition 20285908

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Dallas County Courthouse, Selma, Alabama

  • Transcript found in Records of the Probate Court, Guardianships
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  • Document Number 31
  • Box: 92
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/22/1999
Record Final Edited:9/22/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/21/2008 3:28:00 PM