Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184105 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Pickens
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable Chancellor of the Northern division of the State of Alabama
Filing Date:1841-October-25
Ending Date:circa 1844

General Petition Information

Abstract:After marrying Sarah Duncan in 1836, Jacob Smith instructed his children and servants to respect his new wife "as children & Servants ought to do, towards a mother & mistress." But, Smith charges, Sarah "never appeared happy, or content in their company nor spoke to, or communed pleasantly with them; her conversation with them was at all times in strains of anger & unpleasantness." Less than seven months after the marriage, Susan left. Now, Smith asks for divorce.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Answer, 20 December 1841; Decree, ca. 1844; Interrogatories, 20 May 1844; Depositions, James W. Smith, John Smith, Fielding S. Smith, 1 July 1843
Pages of Related Documents:16

People Associated with Petition 20184105

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

Citation Information

Repository: Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama

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

Processing Information

Record Created:11/9/1995
Record Final Edited:11/21/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 11:50:00 AM