Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783010 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Woodford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Judge of the Woodford Circuit Court in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1830-April-13
Ending Date:1832-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:Francis Moore sold his sister Judah a slave named Betty under the condition that if Judah died childless the slave would revert to him. Judah married Jeremiah Morton, now deceased, who in his will specified that Betty was to belong to his wife until her death, at which time Betty was to be freed. Judah has now died childless and Jeremiah's executor Thomas Bullock has tried to acquire certificates of freedom for Betty and her infant child. Although Bullock's request was denied because of Moore's claim to the slaves, Moore now fears Bullock is going to remove them to Ohio or Indiana. He asks the court for an injunction ordering the sheriff to take possession of the slaves and hire them out until this matter can be fairly tried. The petition reveals that Betty's husband is a "freeman."
Result:granted; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20783013, #20785022, #20785124, #20785126, #20785128, #20785130, #20785132, #20785136, #20785137, #20785139, #20785201; Order, 12 April 1830
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20783010

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Record Group: Bundle 197
  • Box: 66

Processing Information

Record Created:11/20/1995
Record Final Edited:8/22/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/25/2006 3:25:00 PM