Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185104 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Perry
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable W. W. Mason, Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama in the Twentieth Chancery District, at Marion in Perry County (MASON, Wiley W.)
Filing Date:1851-April-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1840, Mary A. Harris and Henry Trippe of Perry County, Alabama, signed a prenuptial agreement; the wife would keep as her "sole and separate property and estate" a large amount of property, including thirty-four slaves, mules, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, plantation tools and wagons, household and kitchen furniture, and several tracts of land containing about 640 acres. In 1843, Mary A. Trippe deeded her slaves to William F. and Martha F. Trippe, minors, Henry's children by a previous marriage. The husband died in 1843, and Mary in 1845. When Joseph R. John, administrator of Mary's estate, refuses to give up the slaves, the children, by their next friend John D. Catlin of Marengo County, sue. In 1854, the slaves are divided into three lots among William and Martha Trippe, and Joseph R. John.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:12
Related Documents:Commissioners' Report, 27 March 1854
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20185104

Slaves:41
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:19
Petitioners:3
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Case Papers 1850-1851

Processing Information

Record Created:11/7/1995
Record Final Edited:7/2/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/23/2007 10:38:00 AM