Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20686517 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Ordinary of Said county
Filing Date:1865-October-10
Ending Date:1865-October-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Philip Robinson, guardian of Betsy and Nancy Park, petitions for permission to sell "perishable property" belonging to the orphans. Henry Walker, their former guardian, had purchased a plantation, planning to employ the slaves the Parks owned at the time. Robinson claims that "said Orphans have not the means to employ laborers to carry on said farm, were it even legal & right for the same to be done." There has been "much plundering & stealing" in the area of the plantation; some hogs were stolen recently. Robinson asks for an order to sell the perishable property, including livestock and crops.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Acknowledgement, John T. Dawson, 10 October 1865; Order, 10 October 1865
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20686517

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

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Records 1859-1866

Processing Information

Record Created:8/8/2000
Record Final Edited:8/8/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/30/2007 5:16:00 PM