Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184901 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Tallapoosa
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Wylie W. Mason Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama and exercising Chancery Jurisdiction in the seventeenth District of said Division of Dadeville Tallapoosa County (MASON, Wylie W.)
Filing Date:1849-January-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1823 and 1824, Margaret (Peggy) Price received from Williams McClellan of Hancock County, Georgia, two slaves—Mariah and Jerry respectively--through a life estate. After her death, the slaves were to descend to her heirs. The slaves were placed in the possession of one of the trustees, Henry McClellan. Now Henry McClellan has died, and Margaret Price fears that, with nobody to manage her slave property, her estate will be wasted. She asks the court to permit her to bring Jerry, Mariah and Mariah's children and grandchild into Alabama, and to appoint a new trustee for the estate.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Indenture, William MaClellan, and Henry MaClellan, Hancock County, Georgia, 8 November 1823; Certificates, Tuttle H. Anders and Nathe Sayre, 14 December 1848; Indenture, William MaClellan, Hancock County, Georgia, and John MaClellan, Green County, Georgia, Henry MaClellan, Hancock County, Georgia, 5 October 1824; Court Record, 24-30 May, 1849
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20184901

Slaves:6
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:2
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Tallapoosa County Courthouse, Dadeville, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Minutes and Decrees Chancery Court, 1848-1852, Complete Record
  • Page: 294-99

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1995
Record Final Edited:11/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/14/2007 1:04:00 PM