Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680701 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the superior Court of the County of Jefferson & State aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1807
Ending Date:1810-September-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Palmer, "otherwise Elizabeth Gilman," is the guardian of Nancy Palmer. Elizabeth Palmer Gilman claims that, by virtue of her guardianship, she was possessed of a female slave named Rose. In 1806, Rose was "casually lost" and found in the possession of Joseph Gabriel Posner. Elizabeth alleges that Posner knew that the slave was her property (by way of the guardianship), but with the intent to deceive her he "converted & disposed of the said negro wench, Rose, to his own use." She estimates damages at $1,000.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Joseph Gabriel Posner, 16 February 1807; Sheriff's Return, 16 February 1807; Answer, Joseph Gabriel Posner, 7 September 1807; Jury Verdict, ca. 1807; Jury Verdict, ca. 1807; Court Ruling, 28 September 1810
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680701

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

Citation Information

Repository: Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1806-1812
  • Page: 159-161

Processing Information

Record Created:1/22/1996
Record Final Edited:3/27/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2006 9:38:00 AM