Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184805 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Sumter
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Chancellor for the southern division of the State of Alabama
Filing Date:1848-May-24
Ending Date:1849-March-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Little, heir to the estate of her brother, John M. Jenkins, deceased, requests that her share, mostly slaves, be turned over to a trustee for her sole and separate use, free from the control of her husband. When her first husband died, she explains, she received a handsome estate of horses, cows, hogs, sheep, a dower inheritance of land, a carriage and carriage horses, and fourteen slaves. But when she remarried, this property went to her new husband, as she failed to secure a marriage contract. Now, her husband, Blake Little, is "greatly embarrassed in his circumstances is probably insolvent." She is suing him and James Hair, administrators of her brother's estate, in order to protect herself and her eight children, several of whom "are young and helpless."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Decree, March 8, 1849
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20184805

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

Citation Information

Repository: Sumter County Courthouse, Livingston, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 287

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1995
Record Final Edited:11/14/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/8/2007 2:52:00 PM