Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785134 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable Judge of the Woodford Circuit Court in chancery sitting (, )
Filing Date:1851-January-4
Ending Date:1853-March-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Bullock owned Jack McAfee and other slaves to whom he granted manumission in his will. All slaves who were twenty-one and unmarried had the opportunity of "going to Liberia or some other place of freedom out of the bounds of these United States." McAfee charges that Eleanor Bullock, Thomas's widow, refuses to allow him to emigrate, keeps him in servitude, and is keeping the proceeds from his hire. McAfee is suing Bullock for freedom, back wages, and seeks a restraining order to prevent his removal from the state.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20783010, #20783013, #20785022, #20785124, #20785126, #20785128, #20785130, #20785132, #20785136, #20785137, #20785139, #20785201; Order, 3 January 1851; Bill of Revivor, 17 December 1851; Amended Bill, 6 March 1852; Answer, Eleanor Bullock, 20 January 1851; Answer, William Bullock, 28 January 1852; Depositions, Samuel Nuckols and Alexander M. Cowan, 22 January 1853; Copy of Last Will and Testament, Thomas Bullock, 1 January 1834; Abstract, 1851-1852; Commissioner's Report, 8 September 1853
Pages of Related Documents:30

People Associated with Petition 20785134

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 57
  • Box: 128
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Processing Information

Record Created:11/16/1995
Record Final Edited:10/17/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/3/2006 2:38:00 PM