Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281303 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Gates
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly Now in Session
Filing Date:1813-December-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Hoffler admits that his "Situation in Life is disagreeable." He reveals that he married his wife Deborah Duttons in September 1802 and that three months later she "deserted my bed and board without Cause on the part of your petitioner." Hoffler reports that his wife give birth to a child while at her father's house and then she "did take up with a man by the name of John Lowance, a person of Collow, by whom she the said Deborah had a child"; Lowance left her and Deborah moved to Charleston, South Carolina. He further discloses that the legislature favored him a few years ago "by passing a Law divesting her the Said Deborah of all right of Dower in my property." Hoffler now prays that a law be passed "Divorcing him ... from the said Deborah."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, [1813]
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11281303

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
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 10:20:00 AM