George Touart (19th century)

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George Touart was a man who lived in Escambia County in the 1820s, shortly after its transfer from Spain.

Touart was accused, along with men named J. Davis and E. Foster, of trying to sell a free woman of color into slavery. Escambia County Sheriff William Davison served the papers in the case. The woman, originally from Camden, South Carolina, was defended by attorney A. Bell, who helped win her freedom with the testimony of a former white acquaintance who recognized her.

References[edit]

  • John Appleyard. The Peacekeepers: The Story of Escambia County, Florida's 43 Sheriffs, 2007.