Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20685804 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Houston
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Henry G. Lamar Judge of the Macon circuit & entertaining chancery Jurisdiction therein (LAMAR, Henry G.)
Filing Date:circa 1858-October
Ending Date:circa 1858

General Petition Information

Abstract:John H. Rutherford, as trustee for Mrs. Missouri J. Rutherford and her children, claims that "he is possessed of a considerable Estate in negro slaves ... consisting of families, of great value, when kept together, and properly treated on a plantation, but such as would if hired out, would greatly depreciate in value." He further claims that the estate has no land on which to work the slaves, nor the money to buy the land. He asks that he be permitted "to bind Trust Estate by note or otherwise in writing" for "the purchase of a suitable piece of land for the purposes aforesaid."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Order, October Term 1858
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20685804

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1858-1867
  • Page: 74

Processing Information

Record Created:8/30/1996
Record Final Edited:5/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/28/2007 3:19:00 PM