Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184822 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable David G. Ligon Chancellor of the Northern division of the State of Alabama in Chancery at Talladega (LIGON, David G.)
Filing Date:1848-September-29
Ending Date:circa 1848

General Petition Information

Abstract:George W. Wilson states that on or about 27 January 1848, John Hardie and Thomas W. White sued John Yarbrough for $621.90. On 2 February 1848, Isaac Hudson sued Yarbrough for $184.15. To settle the debts, a levy was placed upon three slaves held by Yarbrough. Wilson entered into bond as security for Yarbrough for double the amount of the two sums. The petitioner states that the bonds have been mislaid and cannot be found. After the execution of the bonds, Yarbrough regained possession of the slaves. Wilson charges Yarbrough with the fraudulent intent of fleeing the state, thus leaving the petitioner owing the entire sum of the bonds. Wilson asks the court to either award him custody of the slaves, or if they cannot be located, other compensation from the estate.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Fiat, 29 September 1848; Bond, George W. Wilson, 29 September 1849; Attachment, John Yarbrough, 29 September 1848; Return, 30 September 1848; Subpoena, John Yarbrough, 29 September 1848; Decree, ca. 1848
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184822

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Final Record 1847-1849
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/8/1996
Record Final Edited:3/21/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/11/2007 1:51:00 PM