Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21285946 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:New Hanover
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Judge of the Court aforesaid
Filing Date:1859-October-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Married for four years, Hannah Hansley complains that her husband "frequently cursed and abused her," often left her "in the most destitute condition," and did not hesitate to "lie in adulterous connection" with other women. Arrested and convicted of forgery, he was free on bail when he fled the state. He is now in prison in Alabama, convicted of slave stealing. Hannah asks for a divorce.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 21285946

People Associated with Petition 21285946

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

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • County Court Divorce Records
  • Document Number 160
  • Box: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:12/30/1997
Record Final Edited:10/12/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/30/2007 4:47:00 PM