Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681104 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Liberty
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of the County of Liberty
Filing Date:1811-November-29
Ending Date:1812-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:James C. Bowler claims that he is the owner of five slaves, whom he "casually lost." They were found in the hands of Morgan Mara. Bowler alleges that Mara knew that the slaves belonged to him, but with intent to deceive, "converted and disposed of the said negro slaves to his own proper use, to the damage of your petitioner two thousand dollars." Bowler asks that Mara be compelled to appear at the next Superior Court session to answer the allegations.
Result:denied; appealed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20681405, #20681601; Summons, Morgan Mara, 29 November 1811; Sheriff's Return, 4 December 1811; Bond, Morgan Mara and William Robarts, 4 December 1811; Jury Verdict and Court Ruling, 17 November 1812
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681104

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Liberty County Courthouse, Hinesville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1804-1820
  • Page: 339-341

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1996
Record Final Edited:4/3/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2006 3:50:00 PM