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Emily MOCK

Female Abt 1826 -


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  • Name Emily MOCK  [1
    Born Abt 1826  [2, 3
    • age is estimated from 1830 and 1840 censuses and wedding date
    Gender Female 
    Census 1830  Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (presumed)
    Census 1840  Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (presumed)
    Census 5 Oct 1850  Bastrop County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (assumed)
    Person ID I25863  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2012 

    Father John M. MOCK,   b. Abt 1801, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1851  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Matilda BRYANT,   b. 25 Jan 1803,   d. 25 Nov 1835  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 19 May 1820  Montgomery County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • by Drury Powell
    Family ID F997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Moses Thomas MANNING,   b. 22 Jan 1822, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1860  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1847  Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • by Simeon Robbins, J. P.
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F17827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Benjamin A. KELLY,   b. Abt 1821, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2019 
    Family ID F27060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1847 - Lowndes County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Oct 1850 - Bastrop County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A legal case that Emily pressed against her husband, Moses T. Manning, regarding property she inherited from her father, John M. Mock, worked its way through the courts of Alabama. Eventually the original verdict in the case was overturned by the Alabama Supreme Court. The details in this case shed light on interesting details surrounding she and Moses. Specifically, Emily accused Moses of being engaged in “a criminal and adulterous intercourse” with a mulatto slave girl, physical abuse toward Emily, abandoning Emily, and another liaison between he and a free mulatto woman. Ultimately, she stated that he was unfit to manage her property or to be trusted to provide her support and maintenance. She petitioned for but was not granted a divorce from Moses.

      In answer, Moses denied the charges and accused Emily of abandoning him without cause and of living in adultery with a man named Benjamin Kelly in Texas. The case was eventually overturned with Chief Justice Chilton finding that an act of 1848 “securing to married women their separate estates” had no retroactive effect to the marital rights in the case. It was further found that accusations against Moses could not be proven, but that it was deemed to be fact that Emily had abandoned Moses and was living with Benjamin Kelly in Texas.

      A Benjamin A. Kelly and Emely Kelly were found living in the same household in Bastrop County, Texas in the 1850 census. This couple is presumably the one mentioned above. [1, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1662] Petition 20185113 Details, Digital Library on American Slavery.

    2. [S6] Fifth Census of the United States, 1830, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Lowndes County, Alabama, p. 266.

    3. [S544] Marriage Records (White), Vol. 2, p. 14.

    4. [S7] Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Lowndes County, Alabama, p. 233.

    5. [S8] Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Bastrop County, Texas, p. 188, line 10.

    6. [S547] Marriage Records, Vol. C, p. 215.

    7. [S1663] (Montgomery, Ala.: Cowan & Martin, 1854).