Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783410 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon John M Hewitt Judge of the Jeffersin circuit court in Chancery sitting (HEWITT, John M.)
Filing Date:1834-September-15
Ending Date:1834-September-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lizzy, "a free woman of color," claims that she and her children are being detained in the city workhouse and that they are about to be sent down to New Orleans to be sold "so that they may be wrongfully defrauded out of their liberty." She states that, according to the terms of Isaac Carson's 1825 will, she and her children were to be freed after eight years; that time has now passed. The defendant Cutter claims that Carson mortgaged Lizzy to pay a debt, but Lizzy believes Carson's estate is sufficient to pay all debts. She asks the court to enjoin the defendants from removing them until their action for freedom is heard.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Order, 15 September 1834; Certificate, Isaac Carson, 12 August 1825; Last Will and Testament, Isaac Carson, 12 August 1825
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20783410

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:6
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 2727
  • Box: 1-38

Processing Information

Record Created:6/10/1996
Record Final Edited:9/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/10/2006 4:14:00 PM