Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882519 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:West Feliciana
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:Honorable the Judge of the Third District Court, State of Louisiana, holding sessions in and for the Parish of West Feliciana (, )
Filing Date:1825-September-2
Ending Date:1825-August-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Susan Black petitions for a separation of property and of bed and board from her husband, William Black. Susan claims that, since 1820, she has received “cruel and unmerited treatment” from William to the point that she finds living with him “entirely insupportable.” According to Susan, William has verbally abused her and their three children. He has threatened to bring her to “ruin and take away her life.” At the time of her marriage, Susan “possessed a considerable estate consisting of lands, slaves,” livestock, and personal property. However, Susan maintains, William's mismanagement has been so “injudicious” that her whole estate is “nearly exhausted,” and that all her “dotal” effects will be wasted and dissipated before the trial. She asks for a separation of property, separation of bed and board, custody of their children. She also prays for an order directing that all personal property owned by William as well as the community property owned by the two of them be sequestered pending the decision of the court.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Verdict, ca. 29 August 1825; Order, 29 August 1825; Security Bond, 6 September 1825
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20882519

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: West Feliciana Parish Courthouse, St. Francisville, Louisiana

  • Records of the Third Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 276
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:5/1/2004
Record Last Updated on:9/24/2008 12:20:00 PM