Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882224 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable the Judge of the fifth judicial district of the State of Louisiana holding session in and for the Parish of St. Landry (, )
Filing Date:1822-September-4
Ending Date:1825-November-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Betsy Kimball sues Wade Kimball, her husband of 23 years, for separation of property. Betsy informs the court that she brought into her marriage three slaves, Margarite, Dick, and Mary. During the marriage, Margarite has had seven children and Mary eight, bringing the total number of slaves to eighteen. Betsy argues that Wade's "affairs are very much deranged" and that he "is in such failing circumstances" that her property is in "jeopardy." Betsy notes that two of the slaves, Nancy and Peter, have already been sold without her consent. Betsy prays for a separation of property.
Result:referred to Court of Probate
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Court Record of Case Referral to Probate Court, 5 November 1825
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20882224

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 667
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/26/1997
Record Final Edited:9/5/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2005 1:53:00 PM