Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681919 Details

Location Type:County
Filing Date:circa 1819
Ending Date:1827-April-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Gibbons charges that "he hath sustained damage by Thomas Roberts "to the amount of two thousand dollars." Gibbons alleges that Roberts broke into his plantation "with force and arms" and "drove off the negro slaves belonging to your petitioner & who had placed on the said tract of land for the purpose of clearing, and cultivating the same," preventing the slaves from pursuing the business and employment of your petitioner. Roberts also had Gibbons's overseer arrested and "caused him to be kept and detained in custody for a long time to wit, for the space of two hours." Roberts "then and there kept possession of said tract of land & still keeps possession thereof." Gibbons sues for $2,000 damages.
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #20681902; Copy of Affidavit, William Gibbons, 10 June 1819; Subpoena, Thomas Roberts, 12 June 1819; Answer, Thomas Roberts, n.d.; Order, 27 April 1827
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20681919

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Screven County Courthouse, Sylvania, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1823-1828
  • Page: 396-7

Processing Information

Record Created:12/6/1999
Record Final Edited:4/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/23/2006 5:03:00 PM