Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20182802 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Bibb
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Judge of the Circuit Court sitting in Chancery at the Court-house in the said County of Bibb on the fourth Monday in April Instant
Filing Date:1828-April
Ending Date:1828-April

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Brown sold the slaves "Daniel, Dorcas, Green, Malinda, Judge & Melissa" on 16 September 1826 to George Brown, Elijah Brown, and H. M. Carithers "by way of mortgage for securing the sum of seven hundred and twenty dollars & cents then due to the bank of the State of Alabama." The debt and title to the six slaves were later transferred to James Moor. Moor fully discharged the debt due to the bank. John Brown died, leaving his wife, Nancy, as sole executrix of his estate. Moor petitions the court to order Nancy to repay the debt or relinquish her possession of the slaves and "to release, all the right, title, & equity of redemption" of them.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Endorsement, Nancy Brown, 7 March 1828; Bill of Sale, John Brown, 16 September 1826; Affidavit, Timothy Nevey, 7 November 1826; Certification of Deed, 11 November 1826; Transfer of Slave Title, George Brown, et al., 22 October 1827; Affidavit, George Waller, 16 November 1827; Answer, Nancy Brown, 30 April 1828; Decree, Moor v. Brown, April 1828
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20182802

Slaves:6
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Bibb County Courthouse, Centreville, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record Book 1826-1836
  • Page: 28-31

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1995
Record Final Edited:6/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/7/2007 1:00:00 PM