Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184629 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Sumter
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw, Chancellor of the Southern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1846-March-6
Ending Date:1847-June-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1844, after many years of domestic bliss, Bradly Glover sold his property, abandoned his wife, Eliza H. Glover, and moved to Alabama, taking along two slaves, a boy and a woman. Eliza, who still resides in Buckingham County, Virginia, alleges that he "was at the time he left, and had been for sometime previous, in habits of ilicit intercourse with said negro woman, and as your Oratrix believes still keeps the said woman for the purpose of sexual intercourse." Eliza seeks alimony. She has been "accustomed to have all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life furnished to her, without personal exertions of her own." Now, she is "helpless and destitute." She asks for an injunction to prevent people from paying Glover what they owe him, and asks that she might keep some of the money as "a suitable and comfortable support."
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:9
Related Documents:PAR #20184705; Injunction, 27 February 1846; Decree, 10 June 1847
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184629

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:6
Petitioners:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Sumter County Courthouse, Livingston, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 209

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1998
Record Final Edited:11/29/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/1/2007 4:37:00 PM