Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783103 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Harrison Circuit court in chancery Sitting
Filing Date:1831-March-28
Ending Date:1834-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Botkin Jr. is the guardian of Andrew J. and Paulina Jordan, heirs of John Jordan, deceased. In his will, John Jordan specified that a slave named Leah should be hired out until his youngest daughter Martha, alias Patsy, arrived at age eight, and "in the event that the said negro woman should not breed or increase then that she should be sold at the end of eight years." The eight years have passed, Leah has not bred or had increase, but Patsy's guardian Samuel Chambers refuses to permit Leah to be sold, "pretending that she is rightfully the property of his ward." Botkin asks the court to decree that Leah be sold and that Chambers account for her hire from the time Patsy reached eight.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Decree, June 1834
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20783103

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 6080
  • Box: 221-224

Processing Information

Record Created:11/20/1995
Record Final Edited:8/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2006 1:30:00 PM