Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184824 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Pickens
Location Type:County
Salutation:To His Honor the Chancellor of Middle C. Division
Filing Date:1848-July-13
Ending Date:1853-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Espey M. McMath seeks a divorce from Joseph McMath on the grounds of adultery, "cruel usage," and abandonment. Because of "his idleness and lack of any regular calling," Joseph barely makes enough to support himself and their son. As alimony, she asks for the marriage portion of "the trover and Conversion of certain negroes" won by her husband in a suit.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20184825; Decree, 13 July 1848; Decree, February 1853; Depositions, William C. Dunham, Samuel T. Porter, Felix B. Turnipseed, John McClendon, John D. Sanders, John Black, Hiram Duncan, Thomas J. Sanders, John A. Taliaferro, F. McDowell, 5 July 1848
Pages of Related Documents:36

People Associated with Petition 20184824

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Estates
  • Document Number 6
  • Box: 1-3

Processing Information

Record Created:7/10/1996
Record Final Edited:11/18/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/11/2007 2:51:00 PM