Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183601 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the fifth Judicial circuit of the State of Alabama, in chancery sitting for the county of Jackson
Filing Date:1836-September-6
Ending Date:circa 1838

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martha McComb Logan and her husband, John, state that in 1816, her sister, Ann McComb, "brought from the State of South Carolina a negro boy named Will then about twelve years old to the residence of complainants in Madison County Alabama." Will "was sent out by Andrew McComb the common ancester of said defendant and your oratrix to be kept in the possession of said Defendant for the joint benefit of her and your Oratrix." However, the Logans contend, Ann McComb "concealed from your Orator the nature of said trust and of his interest in the services of said negro." Several years later, McComb moved away and "has had the exclusive services of said negro ever since until she secretly sold him for about one thousand dollars," the petitioners say. They seek compensation in the amount of half of the slave's hire since McComb left their residence and half of the proceeds from the sale of the slave.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, Ann McComb, 6 September 1936; Sheriff's Return, 22 September 1936; Answer and Affidavit, Ann McComb, 29 September 1836; Order for Continuances, September 1936-October 1838; Decree, n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20183601

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Record 1839 Vol. K C-23-9
  • Document Number C-23-9
  • Page: 190-95; 204-206

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1995
Record Final Edited:6/18/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/14/2007 1:30:00 PM