Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186303 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Dallas
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Thomas G Rainer Judge of the Probate Court of Dallas County (RAINER, Thomas G.)
Filing Date:1863-January-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Webb, the executor of the last will and testament of the late Thomas J. Howell, asks to sell Sarah, Dick and Peter, three slaves, who "belong to and compose a portion of said Estate." Webb asserts that said slaves "are now, and in the opinion of your Petitioner will continue to be a hindrance and expense upon Said Estate." He therefore prays that he be permitted to sell the three slaves. Webb adds that "from their Known bad character, he is unable to hire them out for any thing like their value." He "further asks that with the proceeds of such Sale he may be allowed to purchase other slaves more Suitable."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20186303

People Associated with Petition 20186303

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

Citation Information

Repository: Dallas County Courthouse, Selma, Alabama

  • Records of the Probate Court, Estates
  • Document Number 66
  • Box: 22

Processing Information

Record Created:11/28/1995
Record Final Edited:11/2/1999
Record Last Updated on:8/20/2007 8:58:00 AM