ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE, AT A
BIENNIAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, AND JANUARY, 1851-'2. 1851 Vol. 1 -- Page:
Full Title: AN ACT to change the name of Margaret Jane Brooks, a mino child of William
Brooks, of Oglethorpe county, to that of Margaret Jane Chappel, and to make her the heir
at law of John B. Chappel and Margaret W. Chappel his wife, also of said county of
Whereas, The said John B. Chappel, and his wife, Margaret W. Chappel, are desirous of
adopting as their child and heir at law, Margaret Jane Brooks, minor child of William
Brooks, of said county of Oglethorpe, and to have the name of said Margaret Jane Brooks
changed to that of Margaret Jane Chappel, the said John B. and Margaret W. Chappel having
sent to this General Assembly their written memorial to this effect.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in
General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and
after the passage of this Act, the name of the said Margaret Jane Brooks, be and the same
is hereby changed to the name of Margaret Jane Chappel, and the said Margaret Jane is
hereby made the heir at law of the said John B. and Margaret W. Chappel, and capable of
inheriting from said John B. and Margaret W. Chappel, as if she were the daughter and
child of the said John B. and Margaret W. Chappel together, and born in lawful wedlock.
Approval Date: Approved, January 22, 1852.