Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784601 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable S.S. Nicholas Chancellor of the Louisville chancery court (NICHOLAS, S. S.)
Filing Date:1846-January-30
Ending Date:1846-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1836, Reverend John Littlejohn stipulated in his will that his slave Mary should be freed in March 1845, when she reached the age of twenty-five. However, she was sold by Littlejohn's grandson-in-law, William Hughes, to George Miller, who claims her as his slave and wants to remove her from Kentucky. Mary sues Miller for "a year in hard labor." She asks the court for her liberty and for monetary compensation.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20784602, #2074603; Order, February 1846
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20784601

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 4994
  • Box: 2-86

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1995
Record Final Edited:10/26/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/15/2006 3:55:00 PM