Petition #20184903


In 1838, Armstrong Mitchell and Sarah Macon signed a marriage contract separating their property, and shortly afterwards the two were married. Armstrong asserts that in 1844, Sarah moved to Mississippi, "without any just or reasonable cause," taking her slaves and still in control of her real estate. Armstrong, who "is now advanced in life being over sixty," asks that his six children by a previous marriage receive their fair share of his sixteen hundred acres of land, fifteen slaves, and other property, worth more than six thousand dollars. He asks for a divorce and prays that Sarah be enjoined from claiming her dower share of his property.

Result: Granted pro confesso.

7 people are documented within petition 20184903

Or you may view all people.

Citation information

Repository: Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery, Alabama