Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184201 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Lauderdale
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. The Judge of the County Court for the County of Lauderdale in the State of Alabama
Filing Date:1842-July-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Dillahunty was "appointed administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of one John B. Dillahunty." The deceased left three children -- Samuel, Elizabeth, and John -- who are all under the age of fourteen. Henry asks permission, on behalf of these minor heirs, to sell portions of land in the estate, citing that "it would be more advantageous to the Heirs of the said deceasant to sell the real than the personal estate of said intestate as the same cannot be fairly and beneficially divided." In the year 1840, Dillahunty had hired seven slaves from the estate of W. T. Rucker.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Hiring Account for John B. Dillahunty Estate, 27 January 1842; Affidavit, James E. Campbell, 27 January 1842
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184201

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Lauderdale County Courthouse, Florence, Alabama

  • Records of the Probate Court
  • Document Number 687

Processing Information

Record Created:10/26/1995
Record Final Edited:8/27/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 4:00:00 PM