Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783716 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Geo. M. Bibb Chancelllor of the Louisville Chancery court (BIBB, George M.)
Filing Date:1837-October-14
Ending Date:1841-March-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:In his will, the late William White "emancipated and liberated certain ones of his slaves, some to be free at his death and others at stated periods thereafter." Turner, one of White's slaves, charges that the heirs destroyed the will when they became acquainted with its provision for emancipating the slaves, and that he has been sold by Robert Glass, one of the heirs, although by now he should have been freed. He asks the court to subpoena the defendants and determine what they know of the will, to restrain them from interfering with him, and finally to decree him his freedom plus compensation for his hire for the years during which he should have been free.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20781808, #20782104, #20783019, #20783406, #20783604, #20783714, #20783715, #20783717, #20783916, #20784109; Answer, Elisha Athy, 6 April 1838; Deposition, Silas M. Noel, 24 November 1838; Order, October 1837
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20783716

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:19
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 917
  • Box: 2-19

Processing Information

Record Created:6/25/1996
Record Final Edited:9/8/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/16/2006 4:03:00 PM