Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11585402 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Senate and house of Representatives of the State of Texas
Filing Date:1854-January-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edward P. Black states that he married Rebecca A. Jarnegan in DeSoto County, Mississippi, in 1844, whereupon they moved to Texas and inherited eleven slaves, valued at $4,500, from the estate of Rebecca's deceased father; Black laments that his wife died in childbirth a year later. He charges that three of his wife's brothers, "armed with pistols made an attack on petitioner and drove off said eleven negros then being in the possession of petitioner and also took at the same time said child the issue of said marriage." Black recounts that "in the defense of said child and said property of said child petitioner opposed force to force and for doing which petitioner was indicted in said County for the crime of murder," for which he was later acquitted. He reports that he then "was obliged to sue for said property and did so in said County." Black points out he has lately been appointed guardian of his son's estate and that said estate "is fully able to pay said expenses" of prosecuting the said matter. He therefore prays "the passage of an act allowing him to pay out of said estate" the expenses incurred in the recovery of his son's property.
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Certificate, Elias Beall, et al., ca. 1854
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11585402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Texas State Library-Archives Division, Austin, Texas

  • Records of the Legislature, Memorials and Petitions
  • Record Group: 100

Processing Information

Record Created:11/22/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/25/2007 12:59:00 PM