Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184410 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Alexander Bowie Chancellor of the Northern Chancery Division, of the State of Alabama, in Chancery sitting at Moulton in said State (BOWIE, Alexander)
Filing Date:1844-December-5
Ending Date:1847-April

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner, Isaac Owen, claims that a judgment for $208.77 levied against Andrew J. Walton "cannot be made out of him by law" due to Walton's insolvency. However, Owen charges that Walton, "in right of his wife is entitled to a distributive share of the estate of James M. Bowling," which will provide one thousand dollars. The estate has not yet been distributed and is in the possession of the administrator John Jackson, but Owen fears that Walton is "endeavoring fraudulently to dispose of his said wife distributive share." The petitioner asks that Jackson be restrained "from paying out and distributing the said distributive share." In addition, Owen states that Walton's wife received from her father 160 acres of land and five or six slaves for "her sole and separate use," and he asks that the judgment for his debt be satisfied from those assets.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Isaac Owen, 5 December 1844; Fiat, 21 March 1845; Subpoena, 6 December 1844; Sheriff's Return, 7 December 1844; Answer, John Jackson, 5 March 1844; Answer, John Craddock, 19 September 1845; Affidavit of New Residence, 22 October 1845; Order, Continuance, April 1846; Dismissal, April 1847
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20184410

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Lawrence County Historical Commission Archives, Moulton, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Page: 371-76; 388

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1995
Record Final Edited:11/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/9/2007 12:57:00 PM