Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184401 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable A. Crenshaw Chancellor of the Southern Division of the State of Alabama (CRENSHAW, A.)
Filing Date:1844-February-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ellen Dailey is the administratrix of the estate of her husband, Michael Dailey. She states that Michael and William Clair were the joint owners of seven slaves worth $5000, and that after Michael's death, Clair sold all the slaves to Abram Wolf who "took possession of the same and ever since has received the entire profits of their labor to himself and has rendered no account thereof to your oratrix." The petitioner asks that Wolf pay her one half of the value of the services of the slaves, and that he return to her the slaves to which she is entitled. She notes that "if a division cannot be had without injury that then said slaves be sold and one half of the sum produced by the sale be decreed to your oratrix."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Subpoena, Abram Wolff, 16 February 1844; Order, Thomas Gleason, 24 December 1844; Deposition, Thomas Gleason, 14 January 1845
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20184401

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of Chancery Cases
  • Document Number 1042

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:11/30/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2007 2:54:00 PM