Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11482912 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:circa 1829

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Rich of Maury County seeks a divorce from Susanah Moore Rich on the grounds that she "was delivered of a mulatto child" four months after their marriage. Revealing that he cannot pay "the charge of a lawyer and the fees of court ... without injury to himself," Rich therefore "prays your Honorable boddy to pass a law divorcing him from the said Susanah."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, ca. 1829
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11482912

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 233-1829-1a,b-2
  • Microfilm: Reel #11,

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2009 2:59:00 PM