Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184514 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the Southern Chancery division of said state (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1845-March-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Prior to their marriage in 1839, Elizabeth Huggins and Gaius Brach signed a prenuptial agreement securing Elizabeth's nineteen slaves in trust for her "sole & separate use & benefit." Elizabeth states that both before and after the marriage, Gaius hired out the slaves and collected the wages without making a separate account to her. Now, following his death, his executor William S. Humphrey also refuses to present a separate account. Elizabeth sues the executor to force him to turn over the profits from the hiring of her trust slaves.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Marriage Contract, 23 July 1839; Subpoena, William S. Humphrey, 14 March 1845
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184514

Slaves:19
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, [Records 1845-1846]
  • Page: 38-40

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:12/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/17/2007 3:58:00 PM