Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784206 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honble Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court
Filing Date:1842-March-29
Ending Date:1843-July-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dennis, a man of color, states that in 1830, William Isom, his master, and perhaps his father, granted him his freedom, effective 1 January 1842, but allowed him to live virtually free up until that time. Spilman Hord, a relative of Isom, seized Dennis and denied him his freedom when 1 January 1842 arrived. He then sold Dennis to Evans Beard, where he has remained since. Dennis now petitions the court to secure his freedom.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Answer, Evans Beard, 20 May 1842; Replication, Dennis, 20 September 1842; Deposition, Spilman Hord and Christopher Graham, 28 June 1843; Correspondence, James Taylor to Dennis Isom, 7 April 1841; Decree, 18 July 1843
Pages of Related Documents:20

People Associated with Petition 20784206

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 3522
  • Box: 2-62

Processing Information

Record Created:6/26/1996
Record Final Edited:9/12/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/3/2006 12:19:00 PM