Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684008 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nansemond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the general assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1840-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Bryant Rawls seeks a divorce from his wife, Rachel, who, after twelve years of marriage and three legitimate children, gave birth to a "colored child ... begotten by a negro." His wife abandoned him shortly afterwards, Rawls claims, and he is now caring for his own children and has placed the "mulatto" baby with a free black family.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Proceedings, Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery, Nansemond County, Bryant Rawls v. Rachel Rawls, 30 September 1840
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11684008

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2009 10:58:00 AM