Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184310 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Barbour
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honerable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the Southern Division ninth Chancery District of Alabama (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1843-September-28
Ending Date:1845-March-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Gunn seeks resolution of a dispute involving payment of a debt and seizure of his property. In March 1843, Gunn purchased "some lands and negroes" from Elisha Betts. Part of the agreement stipulated that Gunn make payments on various debts incurred by Betts. He assures the court that he complied with these conditions. However, he reports, portions of his property have nevertheless been levied by creditors of Betts even though said judgments were obtained subsequent to his purchase of the property. Since Betts, his creditor, and the sheriff intend to "attempt to force said property of your Orator to sale in satisfaction of the debts of Respondent Betts, fraudulently with a full knowledge of the purchase of your Orator," Gunn prays to the court that said proceedings be enjoined and restrained.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:Affidavit and Fiat, George Gunn, 28 September 1843; Subpoena, Harrison, et al., 2 October 1843; Sheriff's Return, 16, 17 October 1843; Injunction, Harrison, et al., 2 October 1843; Receipt, 2, 16, 17 October 1843; Affidavit, Gunn, 2 October 1843; Order, 2 October 1843; Deed of Conveyance, 10 March 1843; Probate of Deed, 10 March 1843; Recording of Deed, 18 April 1843; Order, Gunn v. Jackson, November 1843; Dismissal, 3 March 1845
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184310

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:5
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Barbour County Courthouse, Clayton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/31/1995
Record Final Edited:11/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/5/2007 10:17:00 AM