Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20486311 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon the Judges of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Filing Date:circa 1863

General Petition Information

Abstract:Keley Fisher, an elderly and infirm woman of color, states that her husband, Abram Fisher, deceased, bequeathed to her all of his real estate, which included a "Frame house and lot." The petitioner complains that her son, Thomas Fisher, fraudulently convinced her to convey the house and lot to Zephaniah Jones for $400. In return, Thomas Fisher promised to support the petitioner. Jones later conveyed the house and lot to John Harkness, who now rents it out. Fisher asserts that her son has neglected to provide any support for her and has refused to give her a share of the proceeds from the sale of the property. The petitioner requests that the deed of conveyance be canceled.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, Thomas Fisher, 27 November 1863
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20486311

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

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Supreme Court, Equity Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 114
  • Box: 5
  • Folder: 69

Processing Information

Record Created:7/18/1996
Record Final Edited:12/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/17/2006 2:50:00 PM