Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11384706 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable, The Senate
Filing Date:1847-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marmaduke Jones requests a divorce or annulment of his marriage to Ann Ross Jones on the grounds that she gave birth to a "mulatto" child. Marmaduke maintains that the couple married on 13 January 1847 and that on 24 August 1847 his wife "was brought to bed, and then and there delivered of a mulatto child." The petitioner, "well knowing (under the circumstances above set forth) that it is impossible for [him] to live with the said Ann, as husband and wife," therefore prays that he "may be released from the said Ann and that [he] and the said Ann may stand in the same relation to Each other, as though they never had been married."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Oath, Jonathan Jones, 29 October, 1847; Oath, Owen M. Daniel, et al., 9 November 1847; Oath, Wm. P. Walker, et al., n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11384706

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • General Assembly, Petitions, 1847-44
  • Document Number 1847-44-01

Processing Information

Record Created:5/25/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 6:16:00 PM