Found in NC General Assembly Session Records; Nov-Dec. 1800 Box 1, Dec. 4----Petition for divorce and name change
Thomas White of Northampton Co., NC married about 1778 to Ann______ and had 2 children. She also had a negro baby. Thomas White left Ann and took up with Esther BITTLE and had 10 children, 4 living: Perthena Bittle, Achsa Bittle, Joseph Bittle and Agatha Bittle. Thomas White wants a divorce from Ann, so he can marry Esther BITTLE. Thomas White also wants the childrens names to be changed to White. DIVORCE REJECTED---NAME CHANGE GRANTED
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