Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784216 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the chancellor of the Louisville Chancery court
Filing Date:1842-December-2
Ending Date:1845-May-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Gray and her children state that upon the death of her husband, John Gray, they sold a slave named King to pay the debts on the estate. The slaves Lucy and her child Hannah remained as Elizabeth's inheritance. Elizabeth was remarried to John P. Fox who subsequently forged a bill of sale on her slaves, took them to Louisville, sold them, and disappeared. The slaves ended up in the possession of Edward and Robert Crutchfield. Gray, now divorced from Fox, asks the court to restore the slaves to her possession.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Amended Bills, 16 August 1843 and 29 October 1844; Bill of Revivor, 21 June 1844; Last Will and Testament, John S. Gray, 1 January 1836; Decree, 2 May 1845; Order of Sale, 4 March 1845; Public Notice, 27 March 1845
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20784216

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
Petitioners:6
Other People:4

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 3846
  • Box: 2-68

Processing Information

Record Created:7/1/1996
Record Final Edited:9/13/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/5/2006 2:05:00 PM