Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185502 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To H. W. Watson Judge of Probate for Montgomery County and State of Alabama (WATSON, Hugh W.)
Filing Date:1855-January-8
Ending Date:1855-February-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph D. Hopper, administrator of the estate of George H. Godfrey, deceased, requests permission to sell a nine-year-old slave named Wilson and to distribute the proceeds between Godfrey's nephew, George Godfrey, and his daughter, Susan Godfrey. In his will Godfrey had left the slave solely to his nephew, but when Susan was born after his death she was entitled by law to a one-half share.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Account of Sale of Negro Boy, 5 February 1855
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20185502

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Probate Court, Estate Case Files
  • Box: 78

Processing Information

Record Created:11/13/1995
Record Final Edited:8/16/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/14/2007 3:55:00 PM