Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20685316 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of said County
Filing Date:circa 1853
Ending Date:1855-February-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Johnson Clark Abbot and Eliza M. Abbot were married on 25 October 1842. On 1 October 1850, Clark Abbot left their house and has not been seen again. Eliza Abbot also claims that since the desertion, Clark Abbot is "given to habitual intoxication, that he still remains the victim of intemperance & as such has become so depraved, that he has been exiled from the society of white persons & his associates are now negroes with whom [he] carouses & is in the daily habit of getting drunk & that he has at various times had carnal connection with other women." Eliza Abbot seeks a divorce.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, Johnson Clark Abbot, 20 December, 1853; Sheriff's Return, 21 December 1853; Order, January Term 1854; Jury Verdicts, 2 February 1855, 9 February 1855; Court Record, 9 February 1855
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20685316

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

Citation Information

Repository: Richmond County Records Retention Center, Augusta, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Courts, Records of Writs 1853-1855
  • Page: 510-512

Processing Information

Record Created:6/7/2000
Record Final Edited:6/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/5/2007 9:50:00 AM