Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186311 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Nathaniell [sic] W. Cocke Chancellor for the 1st District Southern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (COCKE, Nathaniel W.)
Filing Date:1863-September-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1841, prior to her marriage, Mary A. Marshall obtained an agreement from her future husband, William Marshall, that a slave she owned named Jeff would be kept for “her sole & separate use.” In 1863, "dissatisfied with the conduct of said negro Jeff, and being desirous to send him away from this section of the country in order that he might avoid his bad influence on the other slaves," William sold Jeff to slave trader Richard Harris, who promised to take him to "some remote part of the Confederacy (east Tennessee or Virginia) so that he would not probably get back to Mobile." Instead, Harris sold him to Jose Antunez of Mobile. Mary Marshall asserts that her husband had no authority to sell the slave. She seeks a subpoena requiring the parties to appear in court and asks for a writ requiring the sheriff to seize "and take into his possession the said negro Jeff."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20186311

People Associated with Petition 20186311

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 2540

Processing Information

Record Created:11/29/1995
Record Final Edited:11/3/1999
Record Last Updated on:8/20/2007 12:42:00 PM