Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11685602 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1856-January-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Ann Ficklen represents that her father, Cyrus Ficklen, a free man of color, married a slave and purchased her freedom; the couple had two children--Sarah Ann and Abbie--born after the purchase. She further states that her father died intestate and that his estate is still not entirely settled. Sarah Ann reports that she and her sister were hired out for twenty-five dollars a year and that the said Abbie was eventually sold for between three hundred and fifty and four hundred dollars. The petitioner humbly prays "that it may please the Legislature of the state to relinquish the right of the state to your petitioner and her children and thus secure to her and them freedom upon such terms as the wisdom of the Legislature may impose."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11685602

People Associated with Petition 11685602

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/1/2009 2:58:00 PM