Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184302 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Chancellor of the Northern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama, presiding at Huntsville for the 32nd chancery District
Filing Date:1843-January-3
Ending Date:1844-June-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:On 8 December 1835, Ransom Foulkes and Francis Marshall received the slave Tabby and her three children, Fanny, Richard and Edward, in trust for Harriet Hamblin "to have & enjoy the use & possession of the said slaves & the increase thereof ... & at her death to be equally divided between the children of the said Daniel H & Harriet Hamblin." Harriet died in 1840. By 1843, Tabby has given birth to two more children. Now Harriet's children and the trustees ask for authority to sell the slaves, since "it is impossible to divide the said slaves fairly equally & beneficially among the said children."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deed of Trust and Certification, Burke to Fulkes, et al., 8 December 1835; Certifications of Deed's Filing, 10 December 1835; Certification of Alabama Recording, 21 March 1836; Continuance, 1 June 1843; Order, 3 June 1844; Order, 3 June 1844; Order, 6 June 1845; Receipts, 2 January 1845; Order, 7 January 1845; Report, 4 January 1846; Order, 6 January 1846; Report, 18 March 1847; Dismissal, 31 May 1847
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20184302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Record 1847 Vol. P
  • Volume: 1
  • Page: 76-85

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:11/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/3/2007 11:13:00 AM