Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184203 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw, Chancellor of the Southern Division in equity in said State (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1842-August-17
Ending Date:1842-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Berry claims that Amos J. Persons gave him a promissory note for $3800, secured by a mortgage on ten slaves. Now Berry reports that Mark A. Cooper, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, has successfully obtained a $7000-judgment against Persons, resulting in a levy being placed on the mortgaged slaves. Berry fears that Cooper will disregard his lien on the slaves and sell them beyond the jurisdiction of the court and state. He asks that Cooper be prevented "from all further proceeding upon said judgement & execution as regards said negroes, till said mortgage and note have been paid off & discharged." A related document reveals that the slaves were sold at auction in 1842, for $2826.25, in order to satisfy Thomas Berry's claim.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20184204; Affidavit, Thomas Berry, 17 August 1842; Copy of Note, Amos Persons to Thomas Berry, 30 August 1841; Copy of Mortgage, Amos Persons to Thomas Berry, 30 August 1841; Certification, 21 September 1841; Certification, 11 April 1842; Injunction, 23 August 1842; Sheriff's Return, 7 September 1842; Subpoena, Amos J. Persons and Mark A. Cooper, 24 August 1842; Order, 26 August 1842; Answer and Affidavit, Amos Persons, 28 September 1842; Order, Mark A. Cooper, 17 October 1842; Answer and Affidavit, Mark A. Cooper, 3 October 1842; Decree, October 1842; Report of Sale of Slaves, March 1843; Receipt, Thomas Berry, 5 December 1842
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184203

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:10/12/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/27/2007 10:29:00 AM