Petition #20186331


Free person of color Catharine Chastang complains that her husband, Edward, has abandoned her. After their marriage in 1857, they lived in the house of her father, Zenon Chastang. According to the deposition of Louis Chastang, Edward "abused his wife in a disgraceful manner, repudiated her as his wife, abandoned her without furnishing her any means of support, and declared he never would do any thing for her." Catharine asks for divorce.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama