Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186038 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Chambers
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Wm L Crayton Judge of Probate in and for said County of Chambers (CRAYTON, William L)
Filing Date:1860-February-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Witter, the guardian of Cora, a free woman of color, seeks to be appointed the guardian of Cora's fourteen-month-old son George. Contending that "said minor is two young to be seperated from the mother," the petitioner purports that he "can more sufficiently Guard and protect the interest of said minor." Witter further states that "the mother can have more access to said infant under the guardianship of your petitioner." In a related petition filed the same day, Cora sought to surrender her freedom and prayed to become the slave of Elizabeth Witter, Henry's wife.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20186037
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20186038

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

Citation Information

Repository: Chambers County Courthouse, Lafayette, Alabama

  • Records of the Probate Court, Petition Record
  • Volume: 1
  • Page: 201-02

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1998
Record Final Edited:9/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/13/2009 5:22:00 PM