Petition #20784216


Elizabeth Gray and her children state that upon the death of her husband, John Gray, they sold a slave named King to pay the debts on the estate. The slaves Lucy and her child Hannah remained as Elizabeth's inheritance. Elizabeth was remarried to John P. Fox who subsequently forged a bill of sale on her slaves, took them to Louisville, sold them, and disappeared. The slaves ended up in the possession of Edward and Robert Crutchfield. Gray, now divorced from Fox, asks the court to restore the slaves to her possession.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky