Petition #20683307


Turby Thomas is the administrator of the estates of his late wife, Catharine, and her late brother, Nathaniel Gause. They were the children of Needham and Martha Gause. After Needham's death, Martha managed her late husband's estate on behalf of herself and her minor children, and as a result, had possession of numerous family slaves. Martha Gause has now married Allen Johnson. Thomas states that some of the slaves still held and hired out by Martha Johnson were actually held in trust for Catharine and Nathaniel and that by law Martha should relinquish them. The Johnsons refuse. Thomas asks that the estate be inventoried, and that he receive a just settlement.

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