Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184904 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joseph W. Lesesne Chancellor of the Southern Division of said State (LESESNE, Joseph)
Filing Date:1849-November-10
Ending Date:1850-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1842, Miles M. Johnson of Florida, and Cornelius J. M. Andrews and Elizabeth Johnson, executor and executrix of the will of the late Isham Johnson of Barbour County, Alabama, obtained a judgment of more than five thousand dollars against William Wyatt and William H. Wyatt in the Superior Court of Leon County, Florida. To avoid paying the debt, the Wyatts arranged for Ephraim Ponder to move a number of slaves to Alabama, where he sold some for cash and some through notes issued in his name. The slaves were worth about six thousand dollars The plaintiffs sue the Wyatts, Ponder, and lawyers hired to collect on the notes, charging fraud, and winning a judgment in excess of eight thousand dollars. The lawyers, however, were not found culpable.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Attachments, Entries of Sheriff, Affidavit, Order of Publication, 12 November 1849; Order Pro Confesso, 5 August 1850; Answer, John A. Calhoun and Tennent Lomax, and Buford & Pugh, 4 November 1850; Decree, November 1850
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20184904

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Barbour County Clerk's Office, Clayton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records
  • Book: D
  • Page: 2201-2209

Processing Information

Record Created:11/9/1995
Record Final Edited:11/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/15/2007 3:17:00 PM