Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20582202 Details

State:Florida
Location:Escambia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honbl H M Brackenridge Judge of the Superior Court of West Florida (BRACKENRIDGE, Henry M.)
Filing Date:1822-August-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Ann Preato states that she is the daughter of "John a Native of the Creek Nation of Indians." She further recounts that John has died, but before his death "your Petitioner received by verbal donation from her said Father Two Negroe Women (Viz) Nancy and Hanna." The slaves have since had twelve children between them. When Preato "removed from the Indian Nation," she left the said slaves in the possession of one "of the Chiefs of the Nation aforesaid." Preato now informs the court that "a certain William Weatherford, and a certain Loyed" a number of the slaves in their possession. Preato prays that the slaves be sequestered to prevent their removal from the jurisdiction and that Weatherford and Loyd be cited to appear and answer her charges.
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# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, 4 August 1822; Order, ca. 1822; Copy of Petition and Order
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20582202

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Escambia County Courthouse, Pensacola, Florida

  • Circuit Court Civil Cases
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  • Document Number 77-CA101
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Processing Information

Record Created:4/27/2000
Record Final Edited:5/2/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/3/2007 11:56:00 AM