Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20679603 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Chatham
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honorable the Judges of the Superior Court of the State Of Georgia
Filing Date:1796-May-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sylvia, a woman of color commonly called Sylvia Mitchell and a native of South Carolina, claims that her late owner, Thomas Mitchell, positively declared "in the presence of several respectable witnesses" his intention to emancipate her. After Mitchell's death, Sylvia therefore considered herself a free woman. Notwithstanding these facts, one Matthew Crannot now "pretends" that she is still a slave. Sylvia therefore asks that D. B. Mitchell be appointed her guardian so she may try "the right she hath to her freedom."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20679603

People Associated with Petition 20679603

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

Citation Information

Repository: Chatham County Courthouse, Savannah, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1796-1799
  • Book: 4 & C
  • Page: 31-32

Processing Information

Record Created:1/12/1996
Record Final Edited:3/22/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2006 7:57:00 AM