Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184505 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joshua L. Martin Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (MARTIN, Joshua L.)
Filing Date:1845-March-1
Ending Date:1846-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1832, Sarah Trimble married John Trimble, in Morgan County, Georgia. About twelve months after their marriage John "commenced drinking ardent Spirits" and from that time forward he treated her in a most "cruel, barbarous, and inhuman" manner. He frequently whipped her with a dog whip, and once, she said, he tried to cut her throat. He "is now in the possession of four Negroes, most of which are valuable," she explains, and owns a "good Settlement of land," worth about fifteen hundred dollars. Two of the slaves in John's possession were brought by Sarah to the marriage. The other two are children born of Malinda since the marriage. Sarah Trimble seeks an attachment to prevent her husband from "removing the said property out of this state," and also asks for a divorce and alimony.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, 25 March 1845; Subpoena, 31 March 1845; Bond, 31 March 1845; Answer, John B. Trimble, 12 May 1845
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20184505

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Chambers County Courthouse, Lafayette, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record Book Middle Chancery District, 1841-1853
  • Page: 260-270

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:12/8/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/11/2007 11:41:00 AM