Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11683002 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nottoway
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1830-December-7
Ending Date:1830-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:When her husband died in 1829, Martha Powell was left with six small children under the age of thirteen, and a short time later she gave birth to twin daughters. With little means of support except a worn out farm, eleven slaves, and a small interest in her deceased husband's firm, she seeks permission to sell the land and move her family and slaves to Alabama to be near two brothers who would assist her in buying farm land. She is "unskilled in the management of Land and Negroes," she admits, and needs her brothers' assistance.
Result:leave to withdraw
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:J. T. Leigh to Hezekiah R. Anderson, 2 December 1830
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11683002

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/30/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/1/2009 5:02:00 PM