Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784019 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court (, )
Filing Date:1840-December-7
Ending Date:1843-July-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Drummond, a free woman of color, states that Jeremiah Drummond, her late husband, desired that she “be free from the claims ... of all the world” and thereby emancipated her in his will. She further represents that said will stipulated that she be given several hundred dollars during her widowhood. Elizabeth claims that James Overstreet, the executor of her husband's will, has taken money from her and refuses to pay her the said legacy. She asks that the terms of the will be enforced.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20782511, #20784411; Answer, James H. Overstreet, 18 December 1840; Deposition, Fred Turner, 9 Februrary 1841; Deposition, Sally Oglesby, 16 July 1841; Deposition, Ben Hooks, 29 March 1841; Deposition, Samuel Page, 10 June 1841; Copy of Will, Jeremiah Drummond, 2 December 1839; Decree, 29 July 1842; Decree, 18 July 1843
Pages of Related Documents:27

People Associated with Petition 20784019

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:8
Defendants:4
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
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  • Document Number 2788
  • Box: 2-48
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1996
Record Final Edited:9/25/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/26/2006 3:33:00 PM