Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186434 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Probate Judge of Limestone County
Filing Date:1864-July-14
Ending Date:1866-November-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:William H. Walker, administrator of the estate of Tennessee resident William Brown, states that there is not enough personal property to satisfy the debts of the estate, and he asks the court's permission to sell real estate belonging to the estate. Brown died in 1862 possessed of one hundred forty-seven slaves, of which "65 or 70 [were] children not old enough to work -- There were 45 or 50 field hands," and considerable property, primarily agricultural products. However, most of the property was destroyed, run off, or consumed by either the Confederate forces which occupied the deceased's land and conscripted some of his slaves to be teamsters, or the Federal forces, accompanied by "contraband negroes," former slaves who followed the Union army, which occupied the lands for a period of time.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20186609; Answer, William H. Walker, 25 February 1867; Amended Answer, William H. Walker, 1 June 1867; Order, 28 May 1868; Deposition, John A. Timon, ca. 1870; Cross Examination, John A. Timon, ca. 1870; Deposition, Calvin A. Reders, 19 November 1870; Cross Examination, Calvin A. Reders, ca. 1870
Pages of Related Documents:109

People Associated with Petition 20186434

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Limestone County Archives, Athens, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 20

Processing Information

Record Created:3/24/2000
Record Final Edited:3/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:8/23/2007 7:54:00 PM