Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185514 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Hugh W Watson Judge of the Court of Probate of Montgomery County (WATSON, Hugh W.)
Filing Date:1855-September-8
Ending Date:1855-December-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elisha Moore, administrator of the estate of Elijah Moore, requests to sell five slaves--two adults and three children--as well as some personal property to pay the estate's debts and make distribution to heirs. Related documents reveal that Elisha's prayer is granted and that, at the sale, he purchases three of the five slaves. The documents also reveal that by 1858 Elisha Moore has departed this life and the three slaves he had purchased in 1855, as well as another one purchased by Mrs. Mahala Moore, are now in his estate. They are sold again.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Elisha Moore, 8 September 1855; Account of Sale of Slaves and Personal Property, Estate of Elijah Moore, 27 February 1856; Return of Sale of Slaves, Estate of Elijah Moore, 23 January 1858
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20185514

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:4

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Probate Court, Estate Case Files
  • Box: 138

Processing Information

Record Created:11/14/1995
Record Final Edited:8/18/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/12/2007 4:52:00 PM