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John S. Lackey papers

Identifier: MSS-1780

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of five legal documents; two summonses, a grand jury verdict, an arrest warrant, and a property seizure notice. The first three all pertain to John S. Lackey; the grand jury verdict, dated September 1829, finds Lackey in violation of a statute requiring him to maintain a portion of a public road, one of the summonses, dated January 1830, requires Lackey to appear before the next meeting of the Circuit Court in Moulton, to hear the judgment against him for failing to maintain the road, and the other summons, dated January 1830, is addressed to Pleasant W. Stephenson, ordering him to appear to give evidence in the case of Alabama versus John S. Lackey. The remaining two documents appear to bear no relation to the first three. The arrest warrant, issued 11 October 1821, commands the Lawrence County Alabama sheriff to “take the body” of one John Stow in order to collect a debt owed to Edward Bryans. The property seizure notice, dated 4 February 1867 and issued by the Lawrence County Alabama sheriff, directs Alabama sheriffs to seize the assets of Farley and Son in order to recover a debt of $448.00 owed to Armstead & Co.


  • 1821-67

Biographical/Historical note

Lawrence, County, Alabama landowner.


0.02 Linear Feet (five legal papers)

Language of Materials



Five legal documents, dated 1821-67, from or about Lawrence County, Alabama, three of which pertain to John. S. Lackey.


Robert A. Basford, 1981


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Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266