Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20782603 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Fayette
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honbl. the Judge of the Fayette Circuit in chancery sitting
Filing Date:1826-February-10
Ending Date:1826-February-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Steele is the guardian of Madison Lensy, son of the late Joseph Lensy. Madison Lensy holds no property except a slave named George, who is "a valuable fellow except that he is addicted to running away has run away frequently and is now in jail for safe keeping." Steele wishes to sell the slave and put the proceeds into some productive fund for the benefit of Madison and asks the court for authority to do so.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Depositions, James Wier and James Learles,13 February 1826; Decree, 13 February 1826
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20782603

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

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Box: 69

Processing Information

Record Created:11/8/1995
Record Final Edited:8/15/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2006 12:01:00 PM