Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185309 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Wiley T. Hawkins Judge of the Probate of Lauderdale County (HAWKINS, Wiley T.)
Filing Date:1853-February-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Binford seeks to sell the land of the defendants, his minor wards, who are between ages nine and fifteen. As their guardian, Binford argues, it would be to their great advantage to sell the land (a two-hundred-acre tract) and "invest the money in personal Estate" since all of the wards live out of state. In addition, one of them, Benjamin Ingram Binford, age nine, owns a "certain negro Man named Peter about 37 Years of age." Peter has a wife and children living in Lauderdale County. Binford does not have authority to purchase Peter's family, and therefore recommends that Peter be sold to someone in the vicinity, and that the money be invested in "a younger and more serviceable Negro."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Depositions, William H. Crittenden, Richard W. Coffee, 11 March 1853
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20185309

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Lauderdale County Courthouse, Florence, Alabama

  • Records of the Probate Court
  • Book: B
  • Page: 404-08

Processing Information

Record Created:11/9/1995
Record Final Edited:7/18/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/30/2007 1:25:00 PM