Henry Page David

Male 1818 - 1860  (42 years)


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  • Name Henry Page David 
    Born 1 Mar 1818  Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    NEWS 5 Oct 1847  Wetumpka, Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The State Guard, Volume 1 #40:
    Notice. Whereas my wife having left my bed and board without my
    knowledge or consent, I hereby forewarn all persons from crediting
    her on my account, as I will not pay any of her contracts unless
    compelled by law, Henry P. David. Sept. 14, 1847. 
    Died 9 Jun 1860  Tallapoosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried General Pearson Cemetery, Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabam Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Inscription:
      Henry P. David Born Madison Co., Ga. March 1st 1818 Died Tallaposooa, Ala. June 9, 1860 42 yrs. 3 mos. 5 days
    Person ID I1857  Root Tree
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2011 

    Family 1 Mildred D,   b. @1805, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1843  Autauga County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 17 Oct 1850  Coosa County, Alabama--Mildred filed for divorce Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Petition 20185006 Details
      State: Alabama
      Location: Coosa
      Location Type: County
      Salutation: To the Honorable Wiley W. Mason Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama
      Filing Date: 1850-October-17
      Ending Date: 1855-June-21

      General Petition Information
      Abstract: In 1843, Milley David married Henry P. David in Autauga County, Alabama. The bride owned twenty-two slaves, eight mules, a stock of cattle, hogs, a piano, household goods, and about six hundred acres of land. She estimated the value of her property at $20,000. Henry David, a recent migrant from Georgia, owned two slaves and a small amount of land. In 1844, the couple moved to Coosa County. It was then, Milley contends, that her husband began to abuse her. He whipped her with a cowhide, inflicting ten lashes; "the blows were so severe," she said, "as to cut the skin." On another occasion, he put her head between his legs, "striped up the clothes," and "inflicted about a dozen lashes upon the bare person of your Oratrix with a whip which was commonly Called a negroe whip." In August 1847, Milley abandoned their farmhouse. She now asks for a divorce, and that all property acquired by her husband through his marriage to her and acquired "since the said marriage by & with the profits or proceeds of the property the said Defendant acquired by his said Marriage, be vested in your Oratrix to her sole and separate use free from the control, management, debts & liabilities of said Defendant." Henry P. David denied that he whipped or struck his wife, claimed she drank to excess, and when drinking was "of a very high and bad temper." His defense was eventually successful. In 1855, Milley's divorce suit was dismissed by the Alabama Supreme Court.
      Result: granted; reversed; dismissed
      # of Petition Pages: 9
      Related Documents: Answer, Henry P. David, 9 December 1850
      Pages of Related Documents: 24
      People Associated with Petition 20185006
      Slaves: 32
      Defendants: 1
      Petitioners: 3
      Other People: 5

      Citation Information

      Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

      Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Supreme Court Records, June 1855
      Volume: 192
      Page: 1-9, 19-40
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Jane Smith,   b. 13 Sep 1825,   d. 20 Aug 1863  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1856 
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F1224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Census Records
    1860 Census
Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Henry Page David
    1860 Census Dadeville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama Henry Page David