Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482111 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the legislature of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1821-October-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Gardner requests a divorce from his wife Mary, who "left your petitioners House & Home & returned to her Fathers without any Just cause"; Mary returned the following month and "took away her negroes" along with "all the property which she brought with her to your petitioners House, after the intermarriage." Gardner reports that he and his wife now "Agree to live a Seperate & an undisturbed life which would conduce much more to the happiness of both parties living as they do in the same neighbourhood." He therefore prays "that the bonds of Matrimony which now exist between your petitioner & the sd Mary L. be dissolved."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Deposition, William H. Earle, 5 October, 1821; Deposition, Elias Fort Jr., 5 October 1821
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11482111

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 188-1821-1-4
  • Microfilm: Reel #7,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/5/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 9:07:00 AM