Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185933 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Wade Keyes Chancellor of the first Chancery Division of the State aforesaid (KEYES, Wade)
Filing Date:1859-May-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Catherine Moore, through her next friend John W. Moore, seeks a divorce from her husband, John P. Moore, who, she says, "did not attempt to do any work or business altho' he was physically able" and "was inclined to Contract debts" and squander her property. Married in 1855, they lived off the hire of her five slaves--Fanny, David, Betsy, Robert, and Julia--held in trust for her separate use. In 1856, he abandoned her, went to the state of Mississippi, and was observed "strolling about from one plantation to another, without permanency of location or business."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20185933

People Associated with Petition 20185933

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Divorce Cases
  • Document Number 2285

Processing Information

Record Created:11/28/1995
Record Final Edited:9/25/1999
Record Last Updated on:7/30/2007 9:05:00 AM