Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783919 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Judge of the Harrison Circuit Court sitting in Chancery
Filing Date:1839-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Parker and David Snodgrass state that Joseph Duncan died several years ago. Joseph's will directed "that his negro man named Garrard who is now called & known by the name Jarrett Duncan should be manumitted after sd. Testator's death, and that sd. negro man should in consideration thereof pay to sd. Testator's Executors the sum of two hundred dollars for the benefit of the legatees." The petitioners state that Garrard has not paid the two hundred dollars and they suspect he is planning to move to Ohio. The petitioners ask for a decree to have Garrard hired out until the debt is paid and seek an injunction to prevent him from leaving the state.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Order, 14 December 1839; Amended Bills, 5 February 1840, 8 September 1840 and 17 March 1841; Answer, Jared Duncan, 18 March 1841; Deed of Emancipation and Copy, Joseph Duncan to Garrett, 8 February 1817; Depositions, David Clark, Mason Duncan, Wilfred Duncan, and Lydia Wiggins, 27 May 1840; Affidavit, Thomas Parker, 17 March 1841
Pages of Related Documents:22

People Associated with Petition 20783919

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Harrison County Courthouse, Cynthiana, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 7631
  • Box: 268-271

Processing Information

Record Created:8/7/1996
Record Final Edited:10/17/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/24/2006 12:47:00 PM