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Eliz. (Morris) Pettus has mulatto child, VA 1802

PAR #: 11680206
Location: Fluvanna County, VA Year: 1802

Abstract: Married in 1801 to Elizabeth Morris, Dabney Pettus, to his "great astonishment & inexpressible mortification," discovered that his wife was "deliver'd of a Mulatto Child." It was "begotten by a negro man slave in the Neighborhood." Pettus seeks a divorce.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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