Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183103 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To Lion L. Perry, Persiding Judge in the first Judicial Circuit of the State of Alabama, exercising chancery Jurisdiction (PERRY, Lion L.)
Filing Date:1831-November-16
Ending Date:1832-May-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Puckett seeks a divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Rhodes Puckett, on grounds of adultery. James states that Elizabeth, whom he married in August 1828, "has been grossly unmindful of her marital obligations, as well as of the interest and happiness of your orator, and has faithlessly abandoned them, in pursuit of an unlawful and adulterous intercourse with divers other men." Accompanying affidavits state that Elizabeth kept a house of prostitution with a woman named Miss Lantee in Mobile and that she was seen entering the house of a woman of color with men other than her husband.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Substitute for Original Bill, James Puckett, 17 May 1832; Answer, Elizabeth Puckett, n.d.; Affidavit, John Reynolds, 21 March 1832; Affidavit, W. M. Walker, 22 March 1832; Affidavit, Rebecca Pettis, 30 March 1832; Decree, 21 May 1832
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20183103

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Divorce Cases
  • Document Number 162

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1998
Record Final Edited:6/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2007 5:31:00 PM