Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184608 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Madison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable David F. Ligon Chancellor of the Northern Division of Alabama setting in Chancery at the Court held in Huntsville in said Division (LIGON, David G.)
Filing Date:1846-December-12
Ending Date:1847-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:In his will, written in 1844, Robert Hamlet left his daughter, Sarah Johnson, a life estate in four slaves: Jim, Toby, Jully, and Ann. Ann was to remain with Hamlet's wife until her death, and then transfer to his daughter. Two years later, Hamlet died. Now Sarah explains that her husband, Alexander Johnson, a merchant, is heavily in debt and has "no property or means." She seeks to put her inheritance in a separate estate for her sole and exclusive use.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copies of Last Will and Testament of Robert Hamlet, 2 November 1844; Answers, Phebe Hamlet and Alexander Johnson, 2 June 1847; Order, June 1847; Final Decree, June 1847
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184608

Slaves:28
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Record 1847 Vol. P, C 23-14
  • Page: 18-25

Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1995
Record Final Edited:11/25/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/19/2007 4:37:00 PM