Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482107 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Sumner
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1821

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Street asks for a divorce from her husband, James Street. She confides that "in about two years after our marriage he sold a negroe the only one we had, and then went off and left your petitioner." Street further laments that "in his absence the ballance of our property was taken by his creditors." She also discloses that the said James "was continually abusing her" and "was subject to intoxication and frequently would stay from home drunk two or three weeks at a time." With five children to support, Street prays "your honorable body to grant her a divorce from the bonds of matrimony" and that any property she may acquire be protected from satisfying the debts of the said James.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimony of Elizabeth Street, 16 September 1821; List of Subscribers, 16 September 1821
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11482107

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

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 56-1821-1-3
  • Microfilm: Reel #7,

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/8/2008 8:36:00 AM