AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Eliz. (Morris) Pettus has mulatto child, VA 1802
PAR #: 11680206
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.