Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20186331 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellor of the Southern Chancery division of Alabama, presiding in the Mobile Chancery Court (, )
Filing Date:1863-August-14
Ending Date:1864-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Free person of color Catharine Chastang complains that her husband, Edward, has abandoned her. After their marriage in 1857, they lived in the house of her father, Zenon Chastang. According to the deposition of Louis Chastang, Edward "abused his wife in a disgraceful manner, repudiated her as his wife, abandoned her without furnishing her any means of support, and declared he never would do any thing for her." Catharine asks for divorce.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Interrogatories to be Propounded, ca. 1863; Depositions, Ira Smith, Louis Chastang, Zenon Chastang, Joseph Chastang, John Chastang, Alphonse Chastang, 19 May 1864; Decree, May 1864
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20186331

Free Persons of Color:9
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Divorce Cases
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Processing Information

Record Created:4/25/2005
Record Final Edited:4/25/2005
Record Last Updated on:8/27/2007 1:24:00 PM