Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20683307 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Tattnall
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable William W. Holt Judge of the Superior Court in and for the middle circuit and holding Jurisdiction in Equity (HOLT, William W.)
Filing Date:circa 1833

General Petition Information

Abstract:Turby Thomas is the administrator of the estates of his late wife, Catharine, and her late brother, Nathaniel Gause. They were the children of Needham and Martha Gause. After Needham's death, Martha managed her late husband's estate on behalf of herself and her minor children, and as a result, had possession of numerous family slaves. Martha Gause has now married Allen Johnson. Thomas states that some of the slaves still held and hired out by Martha Johnson were actually held in trust for Catharine and Nathaniel and that by law Martha should relinquish them. The Johnsons refuse. Thomas asks that the estate be inventoried, and that he receive a just settlement.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Subpoena, Allen and Martha Johnson, 29 August 1833; Deed of Gift, Susannah Gause, 14 March 1805; Court Records from North Carolina; Deed of Gift, Susannah Gause, n.d.; Appointment of Administrator, Turby F. Thomas, 7 May 1833; Appointment of Administrator, Turby F. Thomas, 5 August 1833; Answer, Martha Johnson, 17 April 1834
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 20683307

Slaves:9
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:5

Citation Information

Repository: Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writ Record 1831-1840
  • Page: 90-107

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:5/15/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/24/2007 4:14:00 PM