Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11483328 Details

State:Tennessee
Location:Franklin
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
Filing Date:1833-October-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Susan Doolin seeks a divorce from her husband, Thomas Doolin. Susan confides that her said husband "has been guilty of Acts & deeds [inconsistent] with the marriage Vow" and that he "has been guilty of Adultry With indecent & lewd women." She further submits that "his own relations to me [stated] that he had in a carnal way kept & made use of a Negro girl that belongd to me,--the Negro says the same." Stating that "he left some time in the month of April last & told me that he never intended to live with me again," the petitioner prays "that your honourable body would pass a law divorcing her from her said husband."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit, John Gowen, Bedford County, 29 October 1833; Testimony, Joseph Hickerson, Franklin County, 2 November 1833; Testimony, Daniel Zimbold, Franklin County, 24 October 1833; Testimony, James Wilson, et al., Warren County, 26 October 1833; Testimony, P. B. F. Jenkins, et al., Franklin County, 21 October 1833
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 11483328

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 99-1833-1-8
  • Microfilm: Reel #13,

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2009 2:13:00 PM