Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184913 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Sumter
Location Type:County
Salutation:To Joseph W. Lesesne Chancellor of the third District Southern Chancery Division In said state (LESESNE, Joseph W.)
Filing Date:1849-February-26
Ending Date:circa 1849

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1844, Jonathan Bliss won a judgment against William H. Thompson of Sumter County for "specific property," or its value. He was to recover slaves named Joe, or his value of $350; Frances, or $350; Clara, or $300; Polly, or $175; Penny, or $250; and Rose, or $100. He was also to recover specific livestock or its value. Bliss complains that, although he has received the female slaves, he has not received Joe, livestock or monetary equivalents. When the sheriff reports that Thompson has no property, Bliss argues that Thompson has "an equitable interest in two certain negroes Hannah & America" and has transferred his property to put it "beyond the reach of creditors." He seeks an injunction to prevent Thompson from "selling, transferring, assigning, delivering, negotiating, discharging" his property.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:PAR #20185118
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20184913

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Sumter County Courthouse, Livingston, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 317

Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1998
Record Final Edited:11/23/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/15/2007 5:16:00 PM