Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184615 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Barbour
Location Type:County
Filing Date:1846-October-5
Ending Date:1846-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Harriett Graves is entitled to a share of her grandmother's estate, including $528.78 that came from the sale of slaves. After her grandmother's death, the heirs "proceeded to sell her estate & divide it among themselves without any regular administration being obtained." In this process, Tennent Lomax, Harriett's brother acting as her agent, received more than five hundred dollars. Harriett's husband, Thomas Graves, is insolvent and Harriett desires to protect her inheritance; she therefore asks the court to appoint Lomax as trustee of her property and to permit her (through him) to invest three hundred dollars in a female slave named Katherine "now in her possession" and whom Lomax is willing to sell to her. She claims to be "greatly attached" to Katherine who is of great value.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Answer, Tennent Lomax, 5 October, 1846; Answer, Thomas Graves, 16 October 1846; Decree, November 1846
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184615

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Barbour County Clerk's Office, Clayton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records
  • Volume: D
  • Page: 1946-1949

Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1995
Record Final Edited:11/27/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/26/2007 11:02:00 AM