Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184903 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To Joseph W. Lesesne Chancellor of the southern division of the State of Alabama at Montgomery (LESESNE, Joseph W.)
Filing Date:1849-February-1
Ending Date:circa 1849

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1838, Armstrong Mitchell and Sarah Macon signed a marriage contract separating their property, and shortly afterwards the two were married. Armstrong asserts that in 1844, Sarah moved to Mississippi, "without any just or reasonable cause," taking her slaves and still in control of her real estate. Armstrong, who "is now advanced in life being over sixty," asks that his six children by a previous marriage receive their fair share of his sixteen hundred acres of land, fifteen slaves, and other property, worth more than six thousand dollars. He asks for a divorce and prays that Sarah be enjoined from claiming her dower share of his property.
Result:granted pro confesso
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Marriage Contract, Sarah and Armstrong Mitchell, 17 March 1838; Order of Publication, Register, 1 February 1849; Order, 28 May 1849; Interrogatories, ca. 1849; Final Decree, ca. 1849
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184903

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, [Chancery Records 1849-1850]
  • Page: 33-37; 81-82

Processing Information

Record Created:11/9/1995
Record Final Edited:11/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/15/2007 11:01:00 AM