Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082801 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Claiborne
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi in General Assembly Convened
Filing Date:1828-January-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Willing to put up a good-behavior bond, Thomas Collen asks the legislature to pass acts of emancipation for Mary Willis and her three children--Richard age about six, Daphne, age about three, and William, age about six months. Mary, the daughter of a free woman of color named Daphne, had "long been recognized as a free woman and exercised the privileges of one."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Statement of Elias Barnes, et al., ca. 1828
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11082801

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

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1828
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 19

Processing Information

Record Created:1/17/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/30/2007 9:15:00 AM