Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785106 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court (, )
Filing Date:1851-April-12
Ending Date:1852-February-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:A. J. Ballard states that he hired out Jerry to the owners of the steamboat Bunker Hill for $25 a month. Ballard charges that the owners deviated from their regular route to New Orleans by going north to Illinois, enabling Jerry to escape "to parts unknown most probably to Canada." He asserts that “under the Laws of Illinois the owners of Said Boat by coming into that State manumitted him.” Ballard says Jerry was "about twenty four years old was Stout healthy and intelligent and was of the reasonable value of $1000." He seeks monetary damages for the loss of Jerry.
Result:granted; appealed
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Order, 12 April 1851; Amended Petition, 3 July 1851; Answer, Peter Felone and Mary Whipple, 7 June 1851; Deposition, John W. Clarke, 26 August 1851; Deposition, George Kirk, 12 September 1851; Depositions, A. B. Furniss and N. M. Furguson, 15 September 1851; Deposition, James D. Hamilton, 8 September 1851; Court Record, 13 February 1852
Pages of Related Documents:16

People Associated with Petition 20785106

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
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  • Document Number 7583
  • Box: 2-119
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Processing Information

Record Created:11/13/1995
Record Final Edited:12/15/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/5/2006 2:02:00 PM