Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184204 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:James T. Persons states that Amos J. Persons gave him a promissory note in the amount of $5100, secured by a mortgage on three adult slaves and their six children, as well as on other property. Persons claims that Mark A. Cooper, a resident of Columbus, Georgia, has successfully obtained a $7000-judgment against Amos Persons, resulting in a levy being placed on the mortgaged slaves. James Persons fears that Cooper "proposes to sell the same notwithstanding the mortgage lien which your Orator has on said negroes." He asks that Cooper be prevented "from all further proceeding upon said judgement & execution as regards said mortgaged property, till said mortgage and note have been paid off & satisfied." A related document reveals that the slaves were sold at auction in 1842, for $2141.75, to satisfy James Persons's claim.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20184203; Affidavit, James T. Persons, 17 August 1842; Copy of Note, Amos Persons to J. T. Persons, 30 August 1841; Copy of Mortgage, Amos Persons to James T. Persons, 30 August 1841; Certification, 21 September 1841; Certification, 11 April 1842; Issue of Injunction, 23 August 1842; Execution of Injunction, 7 September 1842; Subpoena, Amos J. Persons and Mark A. Cooper, 25 August 1842; Execution of Injunction, 7 September 1842; Answer and Affidavit, Mark A. Cooper, 3 October 1842; Filing of Answer, 18 October 1842; Answer, Affidavit and Filing, Amos J. Persons, 28 September 1842; Decree, October 1842; Report of Sale of Slaves, March 1843; Receipt of Sale's Proceeds, James T. Persons, 5 December 1842; Order, 3 January 1844
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184204

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:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:10/12/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/27/2007 10:26:00 AM