Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783408 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Judge of the Jefferson Circuit Court in Chancery Sitting
Filing Date:1834-September-24
Ending Date:1834-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marshall, a slave for life, was owned by Andrew Linn, who died in March 1834. In his will, Linn bequeathed Marshall to his son James Linn for a term of ten years, after which "your Orator ... was and is to be a free man, discharged from all the obligations of slavery." James Linn sold Marshall to Nathaniel Robertson, who brought him to Louisville and sold him to Zed Gozee as a slave for life. Marshall claims that Gozee plans to remove him from Louisville and has confined him in prison for that purpose. He asks the court to enjoin Gozee from removing him, to place him in the sheriff's custody, and to hire him out for Gozee's benefit until his 10-year term expires or the suit is resolved.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20783407, #20783409; Affidavit, Will L. Pilcher, 23 September 1834; Order, 23 September 1834
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20783408

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 2788
  • Box: 1-39

Processing Information

Record Created:6/10/1996
Record Final Edited:9/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/12/2006 7:00:00 AM