Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783703 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honble the Judge of the Louisville Chancery Court
Filing Date:1837-May-3
Ending Date:1841-March-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry relates that his former owner John Sharp took him to Indiana, where Henry "by the Laws of Indiana had a vested absolute right to his freedom." Henry claims that he was induced to return to Kentucky by John Stagg, who then put him into the workhouse in Louisville as a slave and subsequently sold him to Simon Moses. He believes Moses is going to convey him out of the county and sell him as a slave for life. He asks the court to restrain Moses from doing so and to establish his right to freedom.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20783704; Affidavits, James Richey and A. Thompson, 3 May 1837; Order, 3 May 1837; Answer, Simon Moses, 6 May 1837; Deposition, Tabitha Wren, 8 June 1837; Deposition, James Chenowith, 28 June 1837; Decree, 2 March 1841
Pages of Related Documents:14

People Associated with Petition 20783703

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 717
  • Box: 2-14

Processing Information

Record Created:6/18/1996
Record Final Edited:9/8/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/15/2006 11:31:00 AM