Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680201 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honb the Infr Court for said County
Filing Date:circa 1802
Ending Date:1803-April-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:In January 1802, John Sims possessed "a likely negro man named Sam," deemed $700 in value. He states that he "casually lost" the man, who "came into the hands & possession of Benjn Sims." John contends that Benjamin knows that Sam is his, but that Benjamin has kept him. John Sims estimates his damages at $1,000 and asks for intervention on his behalf.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Statement, John Sims, 20 February 1802; Sheriff's Return, 20 February 1802; Bond, Benjamin Sims and Davis Gresham, ca. 1802; Court Records, June 1802, January 1803; Verdict from Arbitration, 1 April 1803
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680201

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Proceedings 1800-1809 in Records of the Superior Court
  • Page: 271-273

Processing Information

Record Created:1/17/1996
Record Final Edited:3/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/9/2006 10:56:00 AM