Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183803 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Russell
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Abram Martin Judge of the Circuit Court in & for the 8th Judicial Circuit in & for said State holding jurisdiction in equity etc. on the third Monday in October next (MARTIN, Abram)
Filing Date:1838-July
Ending Date:1843-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:John and Willis Godwin seek to foreclose on two mortgaged slaves owned by John Twitty. They claim that, in 1837, Twitty mortgaged two twenty-five year-old slaves named Solomon and Dennis to secure a debt of five hundred dollars to William Wright. In March 1838, Wright transferred the note to the Godwins, who charge here that Twitty has failed to make any payments on the note. The petitioners ask the court to order Twitty to pay off the mortgage in a reasonable period of time or forfeit his right to redeem the slaves.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, John Twitty, 10 July 1838; Continuances, June 1839, December 1839, June 1840, March 1842; Decree, November 1843
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20183803

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Clayton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court

Processing Information

Record Created:10/23/1995
Record Final Edited:7/5/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/19/2007 8:57:00 AM