Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20782918 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Harrison Circuit court in Chancery Sitting
Filing Date:1829-October-14
Ending Date:1830-March

General Petition Information

Abstract:William, a "boy of colour," petitions through his next friend and former owner, Leroy Cole, to protect his future emancipation. When William was very young, Cole and Samuel Rankin agreed that Rankin would raise William and in exchange William would serve Rankin until he reached the age of twenty-eight. Rankin, however, sold the residue of William's term to James Miller, and now Miller is planning to move to Missouri. William fears Miller will sell him as a slave for life in Missouri and he asks the court to restrain Miller from removing him and to compel Miller to execute bond of $500 or have the sheriff take charge of him.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Order, 12 October 1829; Bond, Leroy Cole and James P. Curry, 14 October 1829; Order, 14 October 1829; Memo, March 1830
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20782918

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Harrison County Courthouse, Cynthiana, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 5282
  • Box: 198-200

Processing Information

Record Created:11/15/1995
Record Final Edited:8/14/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/24/2006 1:02:00 PM