Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11279812 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Petition unto the Honourable the General Assembly now Sitting
Filing Date:1798-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lemuel Overnton, "of mix'd Blood but free Born," acknowledges that he "did faithfully Serve in the Last American Warr with Great Britain." He further reveals that, "by Consent," he was able to marry a slave woman named Rose and "had my Eldest Son John by her." Overton states that he was able to purchase said Rose and John and that he has a second son named Burdock. The petitioner prays that his case be taken into consideration and that his wife and two sons be emancipated and called "after his own name Overnton."
Result:Senate, House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Bill of Sale, John Mullen to Lemuel Overton, 20 September 1795
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11279812

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/7/2008 7:57:00 AM