Petition #20184505


In 1832, Sarah Trimble married John Trimble, in Morgan County, Georgia. About twelve months after their marriage John "commenced drinking ardent Spirits" and from that time forward he treated her in a most "cruel, barbarous, and inhuman" manner. He frequently whipped her with a dog whip, and once, she said, he tried to cut her throat. He "is now in the possession of four Negroes, most of which are valuable," she explains, and owns a "good Settlement of land," worth about fifteen hundred dollars. Two of the slaves in John's possession were brought by Sarah to the marriage. The other two are children born of Malinda since the marriage. Sarah Trimble seeks an attachment to prevent her husband from "removing the said property out of this state," and also asks for a divorce and alimony.

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: Chambers County Courthouse, Lafayette, Alabama