Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183402 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama, sitting in Chancery for the County of Madison
Filing Date:1834-April-18
Ending Date:1838-October-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eli Lewis states that his brother, William Lewis, who died intestate, owned fifteen slaves jointly with the petitioner, although "no Books or accounts of monies and other transactions" between the brothers exist. Lewis claims that the administrators and heirs of Lewis's estate refuse to recognize the petitioner's claim that he is entitled to one half of the estate, "both real and personal." Eli believes "that if his lamented brother (said William) still lived, he would not now be driven to the unpleasant alternative, either of losing his rights, or of suing his relatives." Unfortunately, however, "said William was hurried to an untimely grave by a murderous hand."
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Subpoena, George W. Connally, et al., 19 April 1834; Order for Continuance, Lewis v. Connally, 8 May 1834; Appointment of Guardian, Cortes Kavanaugh, 10 November 1834; Answer, George Connally, et al., 21 February 1835; Continuances, 28 October 1836, 27 April 1837, 2 May 1838; Order, 27 October 1838
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20183402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Circuit Court 1836-1838 vol H
  • Document Number C-23-8
  • Volume: H
  • Page: 350-56; 403

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1998
Record Final Edited:6/22/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/12/2007 2:20:00 PM