Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185803 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Wade Keys [sic] Chancellor of the Southern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (KEYES, Wade)
Filing Date:1858-March-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1855, Morgan McMorris, indebted to Edwin Rust for $350, mortgaged three slaves: Chaney age nineteen and her two children Lizzey age two and Mack about nine months. McMorris agreed to pay his debt by mid-July (about four months after the mortgage papers were signed), but paid only one hundred dollars. Following Rust's death, Cornelius Cuyler, administrator of his estate, seeks to foreclose on Rust's equity in the slave property. He wants to sell the slaves and apply the money to the debt owed to the estate.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Master's Report, 7 February 1860
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20185803

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 2170

Processing Information

Record Created:11/17/1995
Record Final Edited:9/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:7/3/2007 10:28:00 AM