Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482605 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Sumner
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Legislative body of the state of Tennessee now in session
Filing Date:1826-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Wilson of Sumner County asks for a divorce from her husband, Joseph P. Wilson, who two years ago "abandoned her, leaving her and a child to the pity of her relatives." Wilson recounts that she owned fifty-three acres of land and two slaves valued at $600 when she married the said Joseph in 1822. She further notes that her said property has been sold to satisfy the debts contracted by her husband during their two years together. She therefore prays "that under the peculiar circumstances of the case your honourable body will grant relief, by a bill of divorce."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11482605

People Associated with Petition 11482605

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 87-1826-1
  • Microfilm: Reel #10,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/21/2008 12:15:00 PM