Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785201 Details

Location Type:County
Filing Date:1852-January-8
Ending Date:circa 1852-September

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Bullock, the administrator of Thomas Bullock's estate, states that his father owned Martha 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." The petitioner reveals that Martha elected to refuse the manumission offer for herself and her three-year-old-son, John. Bullock seeks to have Martha brought before the court and to have her refusal recorded as a matter of public record. This being been done, Martha elects to go to Canada whereupon the court rules that she is to be paid $67.01 in wages and appoints a commissioner "to carry said Martha & John to Canada."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20783010, #20783013, #20785022, #20785124, #20785126, #20785128, #20785130, #20785132, #20785134, #20785136, #20785137, #20785139; Order, September Term 1852; Abstract, ca. 1852
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20785201

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Box: 116

Processing Information

Record Created:11/14/1995
Record Final Edited:10/18/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/3/2006 5:15:00 PM