Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681704 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Elbert
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable John M. Dooly Judge of the Superior Court for the western circuit of the said state (DOOLY, John M.)
Filing Date:1817-July-6
Ending Date:1822-May-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Bramblett contends that, by right of his wife Elizabeth, he is entitled to one-fourth of her father's estate. John Ford, Elizabeth's father, died intestate. Mary Ford, John Ford's widow, and Thomas Cook have produced a will that Bramblett charges is a forgery. The will is currently being contested and Bramblett believes it will be ruled void. Meanwhile, Bramblett asserts, Mary Ford and one Jesse Patterson have taken possession of John Ford's eight slaves, valued at $3,000, and intend to leave the court's jurisdiction. Bramblett asks that Ford and Patterson answer his allegations and that they be prevented from removing the slaves from the state until the estate dispute is settled.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena and Writ of Ne Exeat, Mary Ford and Jesse Patterson, 11 October 1817; Injunction, Mary Ford and Jesse Patterson, 10 October 1817; Sheriff's Return, 20 October 1817; Bond, Mary Ford, Jesse Patterson, Thomas Cook, John Ford, Robert Kennedy, Reuben White, 20 October 1817; Decree, 16 May 1822
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20681704

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Elbert County Courthouse, Elberton, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1830-1833
  • Page: 11 1/2 -13

Processing Information

Record Created:2/8/1996
Record Final Edited:4/18/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/16/2006 10:26:00 AM