Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185610 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon David Campbell Judge of Probate for said County (CAMPBELL, David)
Filing Date:1856-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Caroline Bird, guardian of her minor children, Georgena and Martha Bird, asks for permission to sell eight slaves--Frances and her child Robert, Suckey and her four children, and John--bequeathed to them by their uncle, Joseph Bird. Since Georgena and Martha Bird do not own land, Caroline is currently hiring the slaves out in the city of Montgomery, but the black children are proving to be an expense rather than a source of profit. Although Caroline Bird states that the slaves were bequeathed by Joseph Bird to her children, it is not clear whether all were owned by Bird before the bequest or whether all or some of the children were born after the bequest.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20185610

People Associated with Petition 20185610

Slaves:8
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: 22

Processing Information

Record Created:11/15/1995
Record Final Edited:7/31/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/18/2007 11:10:00 AM