Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20686514 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Iverson L. Harris Judge of the Superior Court of said County (HARRIS, Iverson L.)
Filing Date:1864-January
Ending Date:1865-March-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1860, Pleasant Stovall bequeathed to his son, George J. Stovall, fifteen shares of Georgia Rail Road stock and four slaves, in trust for his daughter, Louisa Shelman, and her children. George Stovall died on 21 July 1861 at the Battle of Manassas and in 1863 Pleasant Stovall died. Now Louisa and her children petition the court to appoint Louisa's husband, Charles T. Shelman, as trustee, stating "that in the management of negro property in times like the present it is peculiarly necessary that they should have proper care and attention and that this is more to be expected from the father and husband of your petitioners than from a stranger."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Affidavit, Thomas P. Stovall, ca. 1864; Consent, Charles J. Shelman, ca. 1864; Copy of Last Will and Testament, Pleasant Stovall, 13 June 1860; Copy of Affidavit, Henry Hull Jr., 4 January 1864; Copy of Order, 11 January 1864; Certification of Copies, 15 January 1864; Affidavit, Thomas P. and John W. Stovall, 18 March 1865; Order, 4 May 1865
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20686514

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Proceedings 1864-1868, in Records of the Superior Court
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/15/1996
Record Final Edited:5/16/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/30/2007 4:54:00 PM