Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184221 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Russell
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable Joshua L. Martin, chancellor of the fourteenth district of the third division sitting at Crocketsville in Russell County (MARTIN, Joshua L.)
Filing Date:1842-March-2
Ending Date:1842-March-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Arthur B. Davis claims that in 1839 Stephen M. Ingersoll "executed and delivered, under his hand and seal" a deed of trust to James Watson which conveyed to him certain property in order to secure payment of a variety of notes of "indebtment including one for four thousand dollars." Davis contends that he purchased two of the notes from one of the debtors, Seaborn Jones. He also contends that he has obtained judgments on the notes and reports that executions "have been issued, and are now in the hands of the Sheriff ... still open and unsatisfied." Ingersoll meanwhile conveyed the same property, including slaves, to others in separate deeds of trust, jeopardizing Davis's claim and ability to collect on his judgments. Davis pleads that the defendants be "enjoined from selling said property so levied" and "from all other proceedings in execution of the trusts in said deeds."
Result:granted; dissolved
# of Petition Pages:10
Related Documents:Deed of Trust, Stephen Ingersoll to James Watson, 21 March 1839; Certification of Deed, Thomas Late, 14 December 1841; Memorandum of Sale, Stephen Ingersoll to John Pinchard, 5 August 1839; Injunction, 2 March 1842; Acknowledgment of Service, 7 March 1842; Order, 5 March 1842; Decree, 27 August 1844
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20184221

Slaves:34
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:20
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Russell County Courthouse, Phenix City, Alabama

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/17/1999
Record Final Edited:11/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/2/2007 12:38:00 PM