Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281302 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Camden
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now in Session
Filing Date:1813-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Bell, a widow "far advanced in years and mother of Ten Children," seeks a divorce from Samuel Bell. Sarah states that, at the time of her marriage to Samuel, "she was possessed of a handsome property in Lands, negroes, Stock &c" and that she "had experienced a life of ease and affluence in the life time of her former husband." The petitioner confesses, however, that the said Samuel has "not only wasted her personal property by selling her negroes Stock &c but treated her person in a very harsh unmanly and Cruel manner, descending to Blows with Cruel and Barbarous Weapons on the Body of your Orator." Having taken refuge at the house of her married daughter, Sarah prays that a law be passed to divorce her from the said Samuel.
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, [1813]
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11281302

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

Citation Information

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

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Divorce Petitions, November--December 1813
  • Box: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2008 9:22:00 AM