Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184515 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the First District of the Southern Chancery Division of said state (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1845-September-27
Ending Date:1846-March-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1842, George and Sarah M. Walton borrowed eight hundred dollars from the Branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama at Mobile to rent a lot and house in Mobile, putting up as collateral two slaves, Sanders, in his mid-twenties and hired on the steamer Canebrake, and Louis about thirteen, hired on the steamer Favorite. The Waltons agreed to put the slaves in a trust, with Billups Gayle as trustee, and promised that if they did not make their installment payments, Billups could sell the slaves at public auction. When the Waltons defaulted, and Billups migrated to Texas, the bank foreclosed and is suing the Waltons and John H. Walker who "by some transfer or conveyance" has some "interest in said negroes."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Subpoena, George and Sarah Walton, 4 October 1845; Register's Report, 4 December 1845; Clipping, Mobile Herald and Tribune, October 1845; Decree, 5 March 1846
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20184515

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1194

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:12/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/17/2007 4:33:00 PM