Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184816 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Marengo
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Jos W. Lesesne Chancellor Exercising Chancery Jurisdiction in the first district in the Southern Division of the state of Alabama (LESESNE, Jos W.)
Filing Date:1848-February-25
Ending Date:1850-April-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1843, Samuel Davis of Virginia gave his daughter Emily Moore of Marengo County, Alabama, three slaves for her own separate use. In 1845, Emily swapped one of her slaves for a woman named Silvy who was worth about six hundred dollars. In 1846, however, Silvy was taken from Emily without the latter's knowledge and consent. She has now discovered that Silvy is in Mobile in the possession of a man named William B. Harwood, and claimed to be "owned" by David and Mary Ann McCloud, and Nicholas Schroder, who produced a deed signed by Emily's husband Joseph Moore. Emily seeks a return of her property.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Deed of Loan, Samuel Davis of Petersburg, Virginia, to Emily Moore, 5 December 1843; Decree, 4 April 1850
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184816

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
Petitioners:2
Other People:4

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1393

Processing Information

Record Created:11/7/1995
Record Final Edited:11/16/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/11/2007 11:01:00 AM