Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20682403 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Elbert
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Superior Court of said County
Filing Date:circa 1824
Ending Date:circa 1824

General Petition Information

Abstract:John A. Heard is the guardian of ten free persons of color. William Davis, however, "possessed himself of the above named Persons of Colour." Heard claims that the loss of his wards' services is "against the peace and Dignity of said State." He sues Davis for $10,000 in damages.
Result:denied; appealed; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Summons, William Davis, 27 September 1824; Sheriff's Return, 29 September 1824; Jury Verdict and Court Ruling, ca. 1824
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20682403

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:9
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Elbert County Courthouse, Elberton, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Records 1823-1828
  • Page: 1

Processing Information

Record Created:2/29/1996
Record Final Edited:4/20/2000
Record Last Updated on:2/26/2007 2:33:00 PM