Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280305 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Beaufort
Location Type:County
Salutation:The petition of the undersigned parents, brother & sisters of Mrs. Euphan A. Rhodes, to the honorable the General Assembly of the State of north carolina
Filing Date:1803-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:The relatives of Euphan Alston Rhodes ask that the said Euphan be granted a divorce from Captain Arnold Rhodes. They recount that their relative married Rhodes in 1795 when she was seventeen years old; at the time, Euphan possessed "a valuable Estate in Lands &c besides a number of valuable Slaves.” The petitioners lament that the said Rhodes wasted his bride's property shortly after their marriage, losing all the slaves and a large portion of the real estate. They further decry that Rhodes has "abandoned himself to Idleness, Intoxication, gambling &c." Of the belief that "a mutual loathing possess them Each towards the other," the petitioners pray "that a Law may be passed by your Honorable body disolving the band of marriage between the Said Arnold, & Euphan Alston Rhodes & thereby fully Divorcing them for Ever from Each other."
Result:Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280305

People Associated with Petition 11280305

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:4
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Divorce Petitions, November--December 1803
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/16/2008 6:15:00 PM