Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784411 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon S. S. Nicholas Chancellor (NICHOLAS, S. S.)
Filing Date:1844-August-14
Ending Date:1845-January-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:Claiborne, a man of color, states that as a boy he was sold by James Overstreet to John W. Taylor for a term of servitude, at the end of which he would be free; Claiborne believes Taylor still has a copy of the bill of sale proving his claim. The term expired two years ago, but rather than freeing him, Taylor sold him to a Mr. Talbert who is now holding him in jail with the intent of selling him into perpetual slavery. Claiborne asks that Taylor be compelled to produce the original bill of sale that will verify his claim to freedom. He also asks that he be given back wages for the time he worked when he should have been free.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20782511, #20784019; Subpoena, 20 January 1845; Depositions, Joseph Stratton, Samuel Shannon and Isaac Newman, 21 January 1845; Deposition, David Harris, 22 January 1845; Questions for Witnesses, ca. 1845; Marshal's Report, 13 September 1844; Decree, 31 January 1845
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 20784411

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 4405
  • Box: 2-77

Processing Information

Record Created:7/9/1996
Record Final Edited:10/4/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2006 1:41:00 PM