Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20684602 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Roger L. Gamble Judge of the Superior Courts of the middle district of Georgia holding jurisdiction in Equity (GAMBLE, Roger L.)
Filing Date:circa 1846
Ending Date:1851-June-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:John and Henrietta Raiden state that a slave, Eliza, was conveyed by Hezekiah Grubbs to Leah Simons in trust for his then seven-year-old daughter, Henrietta. Later, Simons, with Henrietta's consent, traded the slave for two other slaves, Let and her son, Washington. Henrietta has now married John Raiden, and they have asked Simons to give them the slaves and any money earned by their hire. Simons refused. The Raidens seek possession of Let, Washington and Let's second child, Martha.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Subpoena, Leah Simons, 21 July 1846; Deposition, John Rainden, 5 June 1846; Bill of Sale, 8 October 1827; Bill of Exchange, 7 November 1828; Bond, 26 November 1846; Sheriff's Returns, 16 October 1846, 17 October 1846; Statement, 26 November 1846; Sheriffs' Returns, 7 September 1846, 7 September 1846; Jury Verdict and Decree, 12 January 1848; Decrees, 14 June 1850, 13 June 1851
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20684602

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Richmond County Records Retention Center, Augusta, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1848-1853

Processing Information

Record Created:8/6/1996
Record Final Edited:5/16/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/9/2007 11:19:00 AM