Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682601 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nansemond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1826-December-8
Ending Date:1825-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Parker represents to the legislature that in 1807 he married Jane Carter, with whom he enjoyed ten year of "uninterrupted connubial pleasure and happiness." The couple had six children. Four years after Jane Carter's death, Parker married a second time, taking as his wife one Jane Miller. Parker's second marriage, however, has not been a happy one. He charges that his wife of four years has been guilty of "the greatest luridness, immorality and vice." She has frequently engaged in "criminal intercourse with slaves or persons of color." She also has given birth to "one or more children of color" before abandoning him and moving to North Carolina. Parker seeks a divorce.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Notice, unidentified newspaper, 12 October [1826]; Affidavit, Washington Smith, 23 November 1826
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11682601

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/21/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2009 12:35:00 PM