Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20583702 Details

State:Florida
Location:Leon
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court holden for the County of Leon Middle District of Florida in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1837-April-15
Ending Date:1837-April-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:George, Martin, and James Cameron, minor heirs of Jane Evans, seek a settlement of their late mother's estate. They charge that Alfred Evans, her second husband, has appropriated and mismanaged the estate that Jane brought to the marriage, which was "secured to her in fee simple, from any claim the Defendant might have from his intermarriage." They ask the court to subpoena Alfred Evans to account for Jane's estate, including the slaves. They further ask for an injunction restraining Evans from leaving the state.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:Order, 15 April 1837
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20583702

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:4
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Box: Carton 4
  • Folder: 234

Processing Information

Record Created:1/25/1996
Record Final Edited:1/12/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 4:17:00 PM