Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10584301 Details

State:Florida
Salutation:To the Hon The Senate and House of Representatives of the Territory of Florida
Filing Date:circa 1843

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1808, John C. Mangham married Ann McKenzie in Glynn County, Georgia. His wife left him in 1827 "with the pretext" of suing for divorce and recovery "of certain property, then in the possession of your petitioner." Still married in 1831, Mangham gave his wife all his slaves by a deed of trust during her life, hoping this would resolve their difficulties. Shortly after receiving the slaves, however, Ann Mangham moved with the slaves to the Florida Territory to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Mangham wrote letters asking her to "return home," but she refused. He seeks a divorce.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Agreement between James C. Mangham and Ann Mangham, April 1831, Glynn County, Georgia
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 10584301

Slaves:37
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Territorial Legislative Council, Series 877
  • Record Group: 910
  • Box: 3
  • Folder: 4

Processing Information

Record Created:9/10/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/23/2007 6:31:00 PM