Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11481926 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of Tennessee Now in Session
Filing Date:1819-September-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Norfleet Perry of Davidson County seeks a divorce from his wife, Rachael, because she was "delivered of a mulatto child." Producing "affidavits of several most respectable persons acquainted with the fact of marriage," Perry prays "your Honorable body to interpose your power in his behalf by dissolving the bonds of matrimony between your petitioner, and the said Rachael Perry." The petitioner "is advised" that the circuit courts do not have the authority to decree divorces.
Result:referred to select committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, William Donelson, Justice of the Peace, 28 September 1819; Affidavit, Thomas Walton, 27 September 1819; Affidavit, Josiah Perry, 23 September 1819; Affidavit, Edward Phillips, 15 September 1819
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11481926

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 47-1819-1-6
  • Microfilm: Reel #6,

Processing Information

Record Created:1/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 7:29:00 AM