Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482911 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the general assembly of the State of tennessee
Filing Date:1829-September-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martha Smith Green seeks a divorce and the "right of all the Property She may hereafter acquire by honest Industry or donation of friends." Green charges that her husband Thomas abused and beat her and that he accused "your Petitioner of being Intimate and guilty with his Negro man Jim, to the great mortifycation of your Petitioners feelings." She further confesses that her said husband severely beat her "in such a Manner that she carried the markes of his violence on her body for twenty weeks." Green further represents that her husband admitted "that he was Carnally guilty with [a] negro girl." The petitioner therefore prays that an act be passed for her benefit, divorcing her from the said Thomas and securing her right to property she may acquire hereafter.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Deposition, Robert Henderson, R. McGavock, ca. 1829
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 11482911

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 138-1829,1,2;106-1829,1,2
  • Microfilm: Reel #11,

Processing Information

Record Created:7/8/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 4:08:00 PM