Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184208 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Alexander Bowie Chancellor of the fortieth District of the Northern Chancery Division (BOWIE, Alexander)
Filing Date:1842-April-29
Ending Date:1842-July-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:David A. Calhoun petitions the court for his share in the estates left by his father and brother. When his father David Calhoun died, he left an estate "consisting of lands, negroes, ... amounting in the whole to twenty thousand Dollars or Some other large and Considerable Sum." His widow Martha [Matilda] and William King became administrators of the estate. Shortly thereafter, they married, moving to Alabama with her two sons, John, and the petitioner, David, taking the personal property from the estate with them. When King died, Martha transferred both Calhoun and King estates to her son John, who has since died. Solomon Spence, the sheriff of Talladega County, assumed the duties of administrator for all three estates: the John C. Calhoun estate, the William King estate, and the David Calhoun estate. The petitioner states that the twelve slaves belonging to his father David's estate are now being treated by Spence as part of the estates of John C. Calhoun and King. He asks that the defendants "be enjoined from Selling or otherwise disposing of the Said negroes or any of them and further that they be directed to pay over to this Complainant or his Said Guardian his distributive Share of Said estate."
Result:dismissed; appealed; dismissed; appealed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See David A. Calhoun v. Martha M. King, et al., in Final Records 1841-1842, 29 April 1842, Vol. 2, pp. 344-348 and 356-58; Affidavit, Jesse Calhoun, 29 April 1842; Injunction, 29 April 1842; Appraisement of David Calhoun Estate [Missing Pages], 5 March [1827]; Affidavit, Jesse Calhoun [Missing Pages], 27 July 1847; Injunction Bond, 27 January 1847; Dismissal, 28 July 1842; Notice of Appeal to Superior Court, 28 July 1842; Denial of Amendment, July 1848; Defendants' Exceptions; Confirmation of Master's Report
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20184208

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Talladega County Judicial Building, Talladega, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, [Final Records] 1842-1863
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  • Volume: 10
  • Page: 49-52; 103-05;141
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:10/12/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/27/2007 1:45:00 PM