Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20585507 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:Before the honble. J Wayles Baker Judge of the Middle Judicial District of Florida (BAKER, J. Wayles)
Filing Date:1855-9
Ending Date:1857-March-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Frazier, "free by birth," came to the territory of Florida in the year 1824, as the indentured servant of George Ward, an indenture "by which she had bound herself." At the expiration of her period of service, she was acknowledged as a free person by George Ward and his son George T. Ward, who upon the death of his father, "executed to your Orators a deed of emancipation reciting therein the discharge of your Orator from the articles of indenture, and declaring your Orator and your Orators children to be free persons by birth and under the laws of this State." The petitioners reveal that "the said deed has been lost and your Orators have now no written evidence other than the memory of the said George T Ward and other persons now living whose lives are rapidly drawing to a close." They therefore that George T. Ward be decreed to "execute to your Orators as the Excr of his father a deed declaring your orators to be free."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Answer, George Ward, 19 March 1856; Copy of Indenture, 30 October 1824; Decree, 19 March 1857; Amendment of Decree, 9 June 1857
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20585507

Free Persons of Color:19
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Document Number
  • Box: Carton 7
  • Folder: 451
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Processing Information

Record Created:1/10/1996
Record Final Edited:2/25/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2008 11:47:00 AM