Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183001 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the second judicial circuit of the State of Alabama for the county of Bibb having chancery Jurisdiction (, )
Filing Date:1830-April
Ending Date:1830-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Goodgame seeks a divorce from her husband John Goodgame. She states that, after returning from service in the militia of the United States, he "had become dissipated & continued to grow worse and was disagreeable & abusive in his family." The Goodgames moved to the Mississippi Territory, now the State of Alabama, where they "procured property & enough by industry & economy for a comfortable support," which included "four negroes slaves of the value of fifteen hundred dollars." The petitioner asks the court to dissolve their marriage and "make such provision ... for the support and maintainance of your oratrix as may seem just & equitable."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, John Goodgame, 13 May 1830; Decree, September 1830
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20183001

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Bibb County Courthouse, Centreville, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record Book 1826-1836
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  • Page: 54-56
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1995
Record Final Edited:6/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/7/2007 2:35:00 PM