Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681102 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of said County & State
Filing Date:1811-September
Ending Date:circa 1815-March

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles Goolsby was the overseer of Thomas L. Jones's plantation hands. In exchange for this service, Goolsby claims that he was to receive "one fourth part of all the corn, wheat, oats, Cotton & Brandy that your petitioner with the hands so to be put under him ... Should make." However, in August, Jones "without any Just Cause or provocation" removed Goolsby from his employment; Jones refused "to pay your petitioner the reasonable value" for his work, which Goolsby estimates at $200. Goolsby sues for $400 in damages.
Result:partially granted; appealed; settled
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, Thomas L. Jones, 8 May 1811; Sheriff's Return, 17 June 1811; Court Records, September Term 1811, March Term 1812; Jury Verdict, March Term 1812; Court Ruling, 4 March 1812; Appeal, 5 March 1812; Court Records, March 1813, September 1814, March 1815
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681102

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

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Proceedings 1813-1815
  • Page: 180-187; 340-344

Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1996
Record Final Edited:3/31/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2006 2:45:00 PM