Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184518 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon A. Bowie Chancelor of the Northern Division of the State of Alabama (BOWIE, Alexander)
Filing Date:1845-December
Ending Date:circa 1846

General Petition Information

Abstract:Catharine Jordan charges that her husband, James D. Jordan, has been living in adultery with another women, Dilsey Quick, and "has become the father of several children by her." Furthermore, in 1842, after some twenty-seven years of marriage, he abandoned her "bed and board" and moved to Georgia. He took with him all his property including five Negroes: Dick, about fourteen, Tom, about twenty-eight, Sarah, thirty-five, Cloe, forty, and "a girl Some Seven years of age, name not recollected, all of rather dark complecion, all of the aggregate value of twenty seven Hundred Dollars." He also took a wagon, four horses, twenty-five head of cattle, thirty head of hogs, worth a total of five hundred dollars, and "notes and accounts" worth five hundred dollars. She asks for a divorce and alimony, and "further relief in the premises, as shall be equitable." The court grants her a divorce and returns her "the right and privileges" of a feme sole.
Result:granted; set aside
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 8 December 1845; Certificate, 15 December 1845; Order, 12 June 1846; Interrogatories, 1846; Depositions, Thomas Ellard, Jeptha Ellard, 20 July 1846 and Solomon Whatley, Thomas Bryant, Christopher P. McCann, 27 July 1846; Final Decree, ca. 1846
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20184518

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Talladega County Judicial Building, Talladega, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record 1836-1847
  • Volume: 5
  • Page: 531-540

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:12/12/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/18/2007 11:37:00 AM