Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682307 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Fauquier
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Members of the Virginia Legislature
Filing Date:1823-December-4
Ending Date:1823-December-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Free black Samuel Johnston seeks to emancipate his wife Patty and daughter Lucy, and asks that they be granted permanent residency in Fauquier County. Through a "life of activity & honesty," he had obtained to means to purchase his family. Related petitions reveal that Samuel Johnston (also called Sam Johnson) was a man of mixed race who had been free as early as 1812.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers; see PARs #11681204, #11681514, #11682004, #11682204, #11683508, #11683709
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11682307

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/18/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/31/2009 9:41:00 AM