Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184214 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the Southern Division of the Chancery Court of the State of Alabama sitting for the Twelfth district at Hayneville Lowndes County (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1842-July-30
Ending Date:1842-December

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alfred V. Scott and William M. Marks, representatives of a trust set up by Thomas B. Scott for his wife Martha, sue several people to protect the property contained in the trust from Thomas Scott's creditors. They report that the trust, including thirty-one slaves, consists of assets given in March of the current year 1842 to Martha by her father, Nicholas Marks, with the intention that they be for her "sole and separate use, free from the controls and liability for the debts of the said Thomas." Six days after the deed's execution, Thomas became the object of several monetary judgments which "levied the executions on the negro slaves herein before mentioned." The petitioners ask that "the said sheriff may be restrained and prevented from enforcing" the executions on the "said mentioned negro slaves and all other property conveyed in the said deed of trust."
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Affidavit, A. V. Scott, 30 July 1842; Decree, December 1842
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184214

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Lowndes County Courthouse, Hayneville, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Final Record Chancery Court
  • Volume: 1
  • Page: 45-47; 54

Processing Information

Record Created:10/31/1995
Record Final Edited:11/6/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/29/2007 1:07:00 PM