Petition #20185933


Catherine Moore, through her next friend John W. Moore, seeks a divorce from her husband, John P. Moore, who, she says, "did not attempt to do any work or business altho' he was physically able" and "was inclined to Contract debts" and squander her property. Married in 1855, they lived off the hire of her five slaves--Fanny, David, Betsy, Robert, and Julia--held in trust for her separate use. In 1856, he abandoned her, went to the state of Mississippi, and was observed "strolling about from one plantation to another, without permanency of location or business."

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Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama