Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482108 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate, and House of Representatives, of the State of Tennessee, in General Assembly convened (, )
Filing Date:circa 1821

General Petition Information

Abstract:Kimble E. Midkiff confesses that he was induced by a certain older woman named Nancy "to abscond from his fathers house in company with her" and, "by her insinuating and seductive arts," she exerted an "influence over thim which she had acquired by artifice & intrigue" and the two were married. Admitting that he was at the time "under the age of sixteen years" and "under the influence of the impulse of passion rather than the dictates of reason," Midkiff recounts that "he cohabited about six months with said Nancy, during all which time he conducted himself towards her as an affectionate husband and observed his matrimonial vow with the utmost fidelity." The petitioner charges that Nancy, however, "was detected in bed with a man of colour in the neighbourhood."
Result:propositions and grievances:
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit, Margaret Long, 4 September 1821; Affidavit, Elizabeth Purkepile[?], 6 September 1821; Affidavit, Rachel Purkepile [?], 6 September 1821
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11482108

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
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  • Document Number 67-1821-1-5
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  • Microfilm: Reel #7,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/8/2008 11:48:00 AM