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[AL] Alabama Creek Nation Slave Court Cases

DIGITAL LIBRARY ON AMERICAN SLAVERY

Petition 20183102 Details
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Salutation: To the Honorable Abner S. Lipscomb Chief Justice of the State of Alabama & Judge of the first Judicial Circuit Sitting in Chancery (LIPSCOMB, Abner S.)
Filing Court and Date: Circuit, 1831-March-17
Ending Court and Date: No Ending Court Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract: Latchlin Durant seeks to regain possession of slaves given by his grandfather McGilveray to his mother. Durant says that the slaves were "forcibly taken" and, in 1803, delivered to David Tait [Tate] of Baldwin County, who held them in trust for Alexander McGilveray, a minor who died in England without any issue. Durant states that all the named parties "were residing in the Indian Nation & under Indian Laws at the time of the transactions" and that "all the parties except McGilveray your Orator's grandfather were of Indian blood & descent by the father or mother or both." Durant declares that as the only surviving son of his mother and the oldest surviving male descendant of his grandfather, "by the laws of the Creek tribe of Indians ... he is the sole heir of said McGilveray." Now Tait has died, and Durant asks the court to order his heirs and executors to account for the slaves, which he estimates to be more than one hundred; to compensate him for their services; and to return them to his possession.

Result: No recorded result
# of Petition Pages: 10
Related Documents: Transcript of Case Proceedings, Durant v. Tate, 1831-1840
Pages of Related Documents: 2

People Associated with Petition 20183102
Slaves: 70
Free Persons of Color: 0
Defendants: 3
Petitioners: 1
Other People: 2

Citation Information
Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

Records of the Chancery Court
Document Number 395

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List of Slaves in Petition 20183102

Name Role in Petition Enslavement Status Color Gender Age Birth Death Owned slaves? Occupation

Aaron slave black male
Abagail slave black female
Abram slave black male
Amelia slave black female
Anthony slave black male
Bella slave black female before 1831
Bella slave black female
Ben slave black male
Betsey slave black female
Bill slave black male
Bill slave black male
Billy ([Old Billy]) slave black male before 1831
Ceasar slave black male
Charlotte slave black female
Cloe slave black female
Cloe slave black female
Cumba slave black male
Damba slave black male
Daniel slave black male
Daphne slave black female
Deleny slave black female
Dick slave black male
Dilsey slave black female
Esther slave black female
Esther slave black female
Frank slave black male
George slave black male
Harry slave black male
Jack slave black male
Jack slave black male
Jenny slave black female
Jenny slave black female before 1831
Jim slave black male
Jim slave black male
Jimbo slave black male
Jo ([Old Jo]) slave black female
Job slave black male
Jonah slave black male
June slave black female
Junius slave black male
Liberty slave black female
London slave black male
Louisa slave black female
Lucy slave black female
Lucy slave black female
Lydia slave black female
Manuel slave black male before 1831
Maria slave black female before 1831
Maria slave black female
Mary slave black female
Milly slave black female before 1831
Milly ([Old Milly]) slave black female
Mitty slave black female
Molly slave black female
Monday slave black male
Paris slave black male
Pas slave black
Patience slave black female
Patty slave black female
Phillis slave black female
Phoebe slave black female
Rose slave black female
Sambo slave black male
Sharper slave black male
Stephen slave black male
Tenah slave black female
Thadeus slave black male
Toby slave black male before 1831
Tubby slave black male
Wallace slave black male


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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