Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883613 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable the Judge of the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District, holding session in and for the Parish of Natchitoches and State of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1836-November-15
Ending Date:1838-June-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Margaret Beard represents that, at the time of her marriage to George Meadows, she owned land, livestock, furniture, and money. In addition, through “labour and industry,” she and George have since acquired considerable additional property, which belongs to the marriage community. Recently, however, George has sold four slaves, land, furniture, livestock, and a wagon, and Margaret believes that he is about to leave the state. She claims that she is “infirm” and her husband has left her “without means of support.” He has abandoned her “in sickness, destroyed her happiness, and left her dependent upon strangers.” In a word, he has been “guilty of such excesses as to render” their living together “insupportable.” Margaret therefore prays to be authorized to sue her husband for separation in property.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Judgment, 2 June 1838
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20883613

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Records of the District Court
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  • Document Number 1,478
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:11/11/2003
Record Last Updated on:5/24/2006 8:48:00 AM