Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184819 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Pickens
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Wiley W. Mason Chancelor (MASON, Wiley W.)
Filing Date:1848-June-15
Ending Date:1849-March-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Deloach claims that he owns "certain negro slaves"--Dave and Suckey--jointly with Greenberry Hildreth, and others, including two minors. Deloach is desirous to have the joint property divided and his share set apart. However, the slaves cannot be equitably divided in kind; therefore Deloach asks permission to sell the slaves and divide the proceeds among the joint owners. Furthermore, he explains, the slaves are "in the decline of life and would Command a better price at this time than at any Subsequent period." The related register's report reveals that the slaves are sold at auction in 1849 and that Mabel or Mabeleel Hildreth, one of the minors who jointly owned the slaves with Deloach, purchased both of them. Mabel Hildreth is referred to as "he" in the register's report; therefore the gender of that person cannot be ascertained from the documents.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Register, 2 March 1849
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184819

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 12
  • Box: 11-16

Processing Information

Record Created:11/8/1995
Record Final Edited:12/22/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/11/2007 12:50:00 PM