Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186023 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable John Foster Chancellor of the Northern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama sitting in the town of Talladega for the District in said State (FOSTER, John)
Filing Date:circa 1860-May-10
Ending Date:circa 1869-February-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1848, Stephen S. Gray executed a bill of sale with Thomas W. Russell, "a kinsman, by marriage," for three slaves: John, age fourteen; Lewis, about ten; and Adaline, a girl about twelve. The bill of sale stipulated that Russell would pay off a nine-hundred-dollar debt for Gray and in return Russell would have the services of the two boys until the money was repaid. Russell took possession of the two boys, but Adaline was returned within a few days. It was not until 1858 that Gray saved enough to redeem the two boys. Russell, however, "shook his head & refused to receive [the payment]." When John and Lewis "came home," Russell filed suit. Gray now seeks an injunction "enjoining the further prosecution of the said action at law" until a final decree in the case can be rendered.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Fiat for Injunction, 10 May 1860; Certificate, 8 February 1869; Final Decree, ca. 8 February 1869
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20186023

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Talladega County Judicial Building, Talladega, Alabama

  • Record of the Circuit Court, Final Records 1846-1869
  • Volume: 11
  • Page: 550-52, 558

Processing Information

Record Created:11/28/1995
Record Final Edited:9/29/1999
Record Last Updated on:7/31/2007 10:18:00 AM