Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681111 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Judges of the Superior Courts of said County & State
Filing Date:circa 1811
Ending Date:1811-September-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:William and Rebecca Baker petition to settle a dispute regarding the estate of Rebecca's late father, Nathaniel Howell (the elder). Upon his death, Nathanial Howell Sr. left several children and an estate consisting of land and slaves; his widow, Ann Howell, and one of his sons, Nathaniel Howell (the younger), took possession of the property immediately after Nathaniel Sr.'s death, and they have collected the profits from it since that time. The petitioners contend that, although the late Howell died intestate, Ann and Nathaniel Jr. have submitted a forged last will and testament in the Court of Ordinary. They argue that they are entitled to one-tenth of the estate. The petitioners ask that Ann Howell and Nathaniel Howell Jr. answer their allegations in detail, that the will be declared void, and that they be paid their rightful share of the estate.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Summons, Nathaniel and Ann Howell, 17 January 1811; Omission of Summons, 12 January 1811; Sheriff's Return, 30 January 1811; Agreement for Arbitration, ca. 1811; Arbitrators' Ruling, 31 August 1811; Court Ruling, 6 September 1811; List of Costs, ca. 1811
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20681111

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Proceedings 1810-1811
  • Page: 338-345

Processing Information

Record Created:2/8/1996
Record Final Edited:4/3/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/17/2006 11:12:00 AM