Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882320 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable the Judge of the sixth Judicial district Parish of Natchitoches state of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1823-October-24
Ending Date:circa 1823

General Petition Information

Abstract:Celeste Touzin explains that she brought $400 “in money” and “a negress” named Eulalie, worth $500, into her 1815 marriage to Benjamin Dranguet. However, Benjamin is now “in failing circumstances” and “his affairs,” notes Celeste, “are greatly embarrassed.” Celeste now fears that her dowry “is in great danger of being lost.” She asks the court for a separation of property, a judgment for the “balance that is four hundred dollars,” and costs of suit.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Judgment, ca. 1823
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20882320

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

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Records of the District Court
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 720
  • Box:
  • Folder: Bundle 23
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  • Page:
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:10/6/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/19/2005 10:35:00 AM