Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186609 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Limestone
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Chancellor of the Northern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama, sitting for the 29th District
Filing Date:1866-December-8
Ending Date:1866-December-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas J. Brown, heir of the late William Brown, seeks an injunction to prevent William H. Walker, administrator of the estate of William Brown, from selling the estate's real property to settle debts. Brown states that when the deceased's widow, Mary Brown, was appointed administratrix in 1862, shortly after the death of William Brown, there was enough personal property, excepting slaves, approximately $60,000, to settle all the outstanding debts. Around 1864 or 1865, William H. Walker replaced Mary Brown as administrator and asked the court's permission to sell the real estate. In January 1866, the petitioner purchased Mary Brown's and William L. Brown's interest in the real estate. As owner of the interest in the lands, Thomas Brown seeks to prevent the sale of the land.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:PAR #20186434
Pages of Related Documents:105

People Associated with Petition 20186609

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

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:8/22/2007 1:54:00 PM