Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681501 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Chatham
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Justices of the Court of ordinary of the County of Chatham
Filing Date:1815-August-8
Ending Date:1815-August-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Screven is the executor of Charles Odingselles's estate. According to Screven, "the only fit land to plant with the negroes of said Estate was devised to the widow of the said Odingselles," and he "has been planting with the negroes of the said estate, on hired land" which is of poor quality. He has recently accepted an offer to purchase, for $2,500, a better tract of land. He asks the court to allow this purchase, "conveying the said premises to the children of the deceased Testator."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20681001, #20681711; Copy of Petition, 8 August 1815; Court Ruling, 8 August 1815
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20681501

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

Citation Information

Repository: Chatham County Courthouse, Savannah, Georgia

  • Records of the County Probate Court, Estates
  • Document Number 16

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1996
Record Final Edited:4/5/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2006 1:50:00 PM