Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20585003 Details

State:Florida
Location:Marion
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Thomas Douglas Judge of said Court (DOUGLAS, Thomas)
Filing Date:1850-June-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Georgia Ann Rivers seeks a divorce from her husband Charles Rivers. She charges that her husband abandoned her and sold property given her by her father along with a slave lent to her by her brother-in-law, whereby "she has been ever since said desertion and is at the present time wholly dependent on her own personal exertions for the maintenance of herself & her small children." The plaintiff further declares that "the said defendant had at the time of his intermarriage with your Oratrix, another wife living." Rivers therefore asks her marriage "be dissolved and a divorce from the Bonds of Matrimony decreed."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:Deposition, Hamilton W. Sharpe, 11 April 1851; Public Notice, Charles Rivers, 21 December 1850; Court Costs, Georgia Ann Rivers, ca. 1857
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20585003

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

Citation Information

Repository: Marion County Courthouse, Ocala, Florida

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Case Files
  • Folder: File 182

Processing Information

Record Created:1/4/1996
Record Final Edited:2/17/2000
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2007 5:39:00 PM