Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11000024 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi, in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:A dozen residents of Jefferson County verify that Malachi Hagins, a widower, was married to a white woman. The couple had ten children. On all occasions Hagins conducted himself "with great propriety" as an "honest and upright man." He had long been a member of the Baptist church. The petitioners ask the legislature to extend to Hagins and his children the right to sue and be sued and "all the rights privileges and immunities of a free white persons of this state." A related petition reveals that Malachi Hagins was born of free parents and that his grandmother was a white woman.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11000016
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11000024

Free Persons of Color:11
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Territorial Legislature, Series 524
  • Record Group: 5
  • Box: 14

Processing Information

Record Created:1/14/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/30/2007 7:44:00 PM