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PAR Number 20682804

State: Georgia Year: 1828
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: John Dangee, "a Free person of Colour" and a resident of Richmond County, is without a guardian. He asks the court to appoint a guardian for him. [Directly following this petition is the following court record: "R R Reid made application to be appointed Guardian of Judy Kelly a free woman of Color, which was Granted on his giving bond in Terms of the Law." The petition of Judy Kelly is not part of the Project's collection, but she has been entered into database as part of Dangeeā€™s petition.]

PAR Number 20682806

State: Georgia Year: 1828
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: George Grant, a "free person of color and a Resident of the City of Augusta," informs the court that he "is without a Guardian." He therefore asks that Col. Thomas McGran may be appointed guardian "of the person and property of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20682807

State: Georgia Year: 1828
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Francis Duncan and Elizabeth Leigh "free persons of color hereby make application to the Honorable the Court of Ordinary to have George M Walker appointed their Guardian." The petitioners attest that "they have no property."

PAR Number 20682808

State: Georgia Year: 1828
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Edward J. Black, guardian of Rachael Havus, a free woman of color, is desirous that he be dismissed as said guardian and that Edward J. Hardin be appointed "Guardian for the said Rachael."

PAR Number 20683105

State: Georgia Year: 1831
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Daniel Caroline, a free person of color, states "that his Present Guardian Job S. Barney is desirous of being released from his Trust." Caroline asks that the court appoint Philip H. Mantz Esq. as his new guardian.

PAR Number 20683108

State: Georgia Year: 1831
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Willis Lett is a free man of color. Since he has attained the age of twenty-one, he asks the court to appoint R. R. Reid as his guardian.

PAR Number 20683112

State: Georgia Year: 1831
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Jacob Dell alleges that Western B. Thomas is indebted to him for $140, plus interest. Thomas is the guardian of Rhoderick Dent, a free man of color. In 1830, Dent signed a promissory note in that amount for the hire of a slave named Peter; Dent, however, has failed to pay said sum. The petitioner asserts that "by means wherof and by force of the statute in such case made & provided the said defendant then & there became liable." Jacob Dell seeks relief. [The petition is missing at least one page.]

PAR Number 20683203

State: Georgia Year: 1832
Location: Meriwether Location Type: County

Abstract: Patrick is a free man of color, "liberated by the last will and testament of the late Daniel Grant." To comply with the law, he has selected a guardian. He asks the court to name Samuel Bailey Esq. to act in this capacity.

PAR Number 20683503

State: Georgia Year: 1835
Location: Bibb Location Type: County

Abstract: Edmund Russell alleges that Charles P. McDonial, guardian of Solomon Humphries, a free person of color, is indebted to him for $100, plus interest. The note, originally drafted and signed by a Daniel B. Brooks, passed through a number of hands and was eventually endorsed over to Russell by Humphries. [The end of the petition is missing.]

PAR Number 20683602

State: Georgia Year: 1836
Location: Meriwether Location Type: County

Abstract: Sally Lucus, an eighteen-year-old free person of color, asks the court to appoint Larkin Adams as her guardian.

PAR Number 20683605

State: Georgia Year: 1836
Location: Hancock Location Type: County

Abstract: Nancy Coleman, a free person of color, states that Thomas Barnes has served as the guardian for herself and her children, but he has died. Coleman asks the court to appoint Peter Scott as their new guardian. Nancy Coleman's children are named Mary, Thomas, Baker, and Jincy.

PAR Number 20683701

State: Georgia Year: 1837
Location: Meriwether Location Type: County

Abstract: Dennis Evans is a free person of color. He asks the court "to appoint a new guardian in consequence of my former guardian removed."

PAR Number 20683903

State: Georgia Year: 1839
Location: Wilkinson Location Type: County

Abstract: Jack and Lucy are free persons of color. They ask the court to appoint a guardian for them and they "would suggest the name of Samuel Beale as the person for that purpose."

PAR Number 20684112

State: Georgia Year: 1841
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Benjamin Sweat, a free person of color, asks that Daniel Walker be appointed as his guardian.

PAR Number 20684203

State: Georgia Year: 1842
Location: Jefferson Location Type: County

Abstract: Eliza Saturday [Curtis], a free person of color, seeks the appointment of Bryant Wasden as a guardian for her, her property, and her two children, William and Frank.

PAR Number 20684214

State: Georgia Year: 1842
Location: Wilkes Location Type: County

Abstract: Alexander Brown, a free man of color and a mason by trade, recently moved to Wilkes County from Augusta. He seeks the appointment of Adam L. Alexander as his guardian.

PAR Number 20684311

State: Georgia Year: 1843
Location: Hancock Location Type: County

Abstract: Harriet Jones, a free woman of color, petitioning "for herself and in behalf of her six children," asks the court to appoint Dr. Alva Connell as guardian for herself and her children.

PAR Number 20684312

State: Georgia Year: 1843
Location: Wilkes Location Type: County

Abstract: At the request of Alexander Brown, a free man of color and a mason, Adam Alexander seeks to be appointed Brown's guardian.

PAR Number 20684402

State: Georgia Year: 1844
Location: Richmond Location Type: County

Abstract: Ishmael Keith, a free man of color, seeks the appointment of Alfred Baker as his guardian.

PAR Number 20684505

State: Georgia Year: 1845
Location: Wilkes Location Type: County

Abstract: Alexander Brown, a free man of color and a brick mason and plasterer by trade, seeks the appointment of Nicholas Wylie as his guardian.

PAR Number 20684704

State: Georgia Year: 1847
Location: Hancock Location Type: County

Abstract: Mourning Found, a free person of color, seeks the appointment of William Fraley as her guardian.

PAR Number 20684711

State: Georgia Year: 1847
Location: Houston Location Type: County

Abstract: Sina Pierce, a free woman of color, seeks the appointment of a guardian for her son, Martin Wood, a free person of color who is too young to be bound out by the Inferior Court.

PAR Number 20684712

State: Georgia Year: 1847
Location: Coweta Location Type: County

Abstract: Easter, a free woman of color, seeks the appointment of Robert Simms as guardian for herself and her minor children.

PAR Number 20684803

State: Georgia Year: 1848
Location: Hancock Location Type: County

Abstract: David Jones, a free person of color, twenty-one years of age, asks the court to appoint Alva Connell as his guardian.

PAR Number 20684804

State: Georgia Year: 1848
Location: Jefferson Location Type: County

Abstract: Caleb Curtis, a free person of color, asks the court to appoint Thomas H. Polhill as his guardian.

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