Petition #20783616


Catherine Bishop states that she married Lourey Bishop and "fondly hoped to spend her life in as much happiness as falls to the lots of poor frail human nature." She claims that he has treated her cruelly and committed "acts of adultery with every prostitute he could find." He finally drove her and their three small wards from their house; although she brought considerable property to their marriage, he has made no provisions for her subsistence. Catherine fears Lourey is going sell his property and leave the country. She therefore asks that he be compelled to account for his estate, including cash and debts owed him, and that he be prevented from selling or removing any of it. After a hearing, she asks the court to decree her as much of the personal property, slaves, and land as is equitable and to grant her a divorce.

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Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky