Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784312 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court
Filing Date:1843-September-18
Ending Date:1847-June-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Amanda, a woman of color, asserts that her former master, Samuel Heisle, stipulated in his will that she and several other slaves would be free upon his death. Amanda charges that the executor of the estate, James Heisle, has violated the instructions of the will by selling her to Shapley Owen for eight years.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PAR #20784313; Order, 18 September 1843; Receipts, Charles Clarke, 6 February 1846, 19 February 1847 and 23 May 1848; Amended Bill, 7 November 1845; Testimony, Thornton Smith, 11 February 1847; Copy of Deed of Gift, Samuel Heisle, 26 August 1841; Certificate, 4 October 1841; Commissioner's Report, 19 September 1845; Order, 23 December 1845; Commissioner's Report, 23 July 1846; Marshal's Report, 12 February 1847; Hiring Report, 3 February 1846; Decree, 4 June 1847
Pages of Related Documents:19

People Associated with Petition 20784312

Slaves:42
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:35
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 4156
  • Box: 2-73

Processing Information

Record Created:7/5/1996
Record Final Edited:10/3/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/8/2006 1:15:00 PM