Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184711 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Clarke
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Terrel Powers Judge of the Orphans Court of Clarke County (POWERS, Terrel)
Filing Date:circa 1847
Ending Date:circa 1847

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1847, John Darrington, executor of the estate of William Matheson, deceased, asks to sell personal property to pay debts amounting to ten thousand dollars. In a related petition, one of the heirs of the late Matheson sued Darrington for mismanaging the estate, failing to apply the profits from slave labor to the benefit of the heirs, and using the excuse of the estate insolvency to pay for his own debts. We learn that the late Matheson had been a wealthy man, possessed of land and slaves, and involved in many farm related endeavors, among which the felling of timber for the construction of steamboats, and the production of sugar and cotton.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #20184710, #20185405; Copies of Order, 17 April 1847; Injunction, 31 March 1847
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20184711

Slaves:19
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Dallas County Courthouse Annex, Selma, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records 1861-1863
  • Volume: P
  • Page: 25-26

Processing Information

Record Created:7/5/1996
Record Final Edited:12/4/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/4/2007 12:46:00 PM