Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185529 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Hon James B. Clark Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama exercising jurisdiction as such at Eutaw in the County of Greene (CLARK, James B.)
Filing Date:1855-September-29
Ending Date:1859-January-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1848, Dr. Pleasant Kittrell sold to Stith Evans a thirty-five-year-old blacksmith named Carney for $1,250. The condition of sale was that once Carney had earned enough to pay back his purchase price, plus ten percent interest, he would "have and enjoy his freedom." Over the next several years Carney paid his owner more than two thousand dollars. In 1854, Evans mortgaged the slave to Samuel Cowen, who knew about the original sale contract, for $2,500. Now a resident of Texas, Kittrell asks the court to force Evans "to execute and perform all the duties and obligations and undertakings in his said Contract, and the freedom of the said Carney in order that he may remove the said Carney free from all claim and right of property forever beyond the limits of the State of Alabama."
Result:granted; appealed; reversed; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20185852; Index to Transcript; Certificate of Appeal, James D. Clark, Register, 13 April 1858; Transcript of Docket, 29 September 1855-1 October 1855; Exhibit A-Purchase Contract, Stith Evans to Dr. P. W. Kittrell, 15 December 1848; Exhibit B-Report of Register [Missing Pages], 22 June 1857; Final Decree, 25 June 1857
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20185529

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

Citation Information

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

  • Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Supreme Court Record, January 1859-4
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  • Volume: 232
  • Page: 1-4, 28-9
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/3/1996
Record Final Edited:9/19/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2007 3:30:00 PM