Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21085209 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable A. L. Dabney Judge of the Probate Court of Hinds County, State of Mississippi (DABNEY, A. L.)
Filing Date:1852-January-15
Ending Date:circa 1852-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph B. Greaves, administrator of Mary A. Thomas's estate, states that Thomas owned nineteen slaves at her death, but no real estate, and "that there is none now belonging to the distributees of said Estate upon which said negro slaves could be worked." Noting that said slaves must either be sold or hired out, Greaves believes that "the best disposition that could be made of them at present would be to hire them out." The petitioner therefore prays that he "be authorized and directed to hire for the present year (1852), at public auction to the highest bidder" the said slaves held by the estate.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #21085336; Inventory and Appraisement, Estate of Mary A. Thomas, 18 December 1851; Administrator's Report, 9 April 1852; Notice, January 1852
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 21085209

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Hinds County Courthouse, Raymond, Mississippi

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Second District, Estates, Old Series
  • Document Number 1171

Processing Information

Record Created:6/3/1997
Record Final Edited:6/20/2001
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 5:51:00 PM