Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184624 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Butler
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of Said Division (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1846-August
Ending Date:1846-October-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:In June 1838, Redding Byrd executed a $520.25 mortgage to Bartlett McDaniel on "the following negroes to wit a woman named Hannah and her child Caesar one boy named Wesley and another named George." Since that time, Hannah has had two other children, Betsy aged six and a son, Bartlett. Other children may have been born as well. Byrd writes that "said negroes are now at a fair valuation worth three thousand dollars or more and that their hire has been worth on an average at least two hundred & fifty dollars." Bartlett McDaniel died in 1839, and William M. McDaniel has now qualified to handle the estate. The petitioner charges that William McDaniel has refused to accept his attempts to pay the outstanding balance on the notes, thereby refusing to relinquish possession of the slaves. Byrd seeks a subpoena against the defendant to answer questions regarding the status, number, and valuation of the slaves; to settle the debt; and to turn over the slaves.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20184838, #20184914; Copy of R. Byrd's Notes and Mortgage, 13 June 1838; Request for Original Mortgage, 15 September 1846; Subpoena, William McDaniel, 14 October 1846
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20184624

Slaves:6
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Supreme Court Records
  • Volume: 225
  • Page: 1-3

Processing Information

Record Created:7/3/1996
Record Final Edited:7/24/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/15/2007 5:20:00 PM