Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785137 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Woodford
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 Jane Williams and other slaves to whom he granted manumission. 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." Williams charges that Eleanor Bullock, Thomas's widow, refuses to allow her and her three children to emigrate, keeps her in servitude, and is keeping the proceeds from her hire. Williams is suing Bullock for freedom, back wages, and seeks a restraining order to prevent her removal from the state.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20783010, #20783013, #20785022, #20785124, #20785126, #20785128, #20785130, #20785132, #20785134, #20785136, #20785139, #20785201; Bill of Revivor, 17 December 1851; Answer, Eleanor Bullock, 20 January 1851; Answer, William Bullock, 28 January 1852; Commissioner's Reports, 1 September 1853 and 8 September 1853; Depositions [pages missing], Samuel Nuckols and William Bullock, 17 February 1851
Pages of Related Documents:39

People Associated with Petition 20785137

Slaves:21
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Box: 128

Processing Information

Record Created:11/15/1995
Record Final Edited:10/18/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/3/2006 4:05:00 PM