Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185809 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Lauderdale
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Wiley T Hawkins Judge of the probate Court Lauderdale County Alabama (HAWKINS, Wiley T.)
Filing Date:circa 1858

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Koonce, executor of the estate of George Roach, deceased, explains that after several specific bequests to Roach's widow and children it is necessary to distribute the residue of the property, including eleven slaves, among the children. Koonce requests that the court appoint "five discreet persons" to make the distribution "fairly & impartially." It will also be necessary to appoint a guardian for Riley G. Roach, a minor heir.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Report of Commissioners, 16 October 1858
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20185809

Slaves:21
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Lauderdale County Courthouse, Florence, Alabama

  • Records of the Probate Court, Estates, Inventory Book C
  • Book: C
  • Page: 528-31

Processing Information

Record Created:11/17/1995
Record Final Edited:9/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:7/3/2007 12:50:00 PM