Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681103 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Superior Court for the County aforesaid
Filing Date:1811-March-6
Ending Date:1814-September

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Collins and other heirs of James Collins and William Collins present that they are the owners, by right of marital representation and inherited trusteeship, of a female slave named Nan, and her two children, Thomas and Isaac, valued at $1,500. They claim that the three slaves were recently casually lost and came into the possession of Joel Hurt, "by finding." The petitioners allege that Hurt, well knowing that the slaves belonged to them, still refused to deliver them. They contend that Hurt "did convert and dispose to the damage of your petitioners as aforesaid three thousand dollars." They ask that Hurt appear at the next Superior Court session to answer the charges.
Result:nonsuit
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20681503; Summons, Joel Hurt, 29 April 1811; Sheriff's Return, 14 May 1811; Court Record, September Term 1811; Answer, Joel Hurt, March Term 1813; Court Record, March 1814; Court Ruling, September 1814
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20681103

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:4
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Proceedings 1813-1815
  • Page: 191-194

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1996
Record Final Edited:4/3/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2006 3:24:00 PM