Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20786103 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Barren
Location Type:County
Filing Date:1861-May-21
Ending Date:circa 1861-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Matthew Gilmore charges his wife, Hanora Gilmore, with adultery. He complains that on 3 September 1860 "she abandoned him taking with her their youngest child" whom she left "with Some free negroes" in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Matthew states that his wife "is now residing in Nashville in the State of Tennessee & is living in a State of adultery & lewdness." The petitioner seeks a divorce from the defendant and the custody of their three children.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Summons, Hanora Gilmore, 25 May 1861; Deposition, Patrick H. Gilmore, 16 November 1861; Decree, ca. November 1861
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20786103

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

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Equity Judgments
  • Document Number 2675
  • Microfilm: Reel #229788

Processing Information

Record Created:7/29/1996
Record Final Edited:10/4/2000
Record Last Updated on:8/4/2006 12:01:00 PM