Agreement between Eliza Hundley, James Guthrie, and Robert Tyler

Title

Agreement between Eliza Hundley, James Guthrie, and Robert Tyler

Description

Women sometimes exercised greater power than the letter of the law accorded them. Annie Henry Christian, an early settler of Jefferson County, directed her husband's salt works operation south of Louisville following his death in 1786. Eliza Tevis, a free woman of color, consulted lawyers on multiple occasions--suing the estate of her former employer for withheld wages in 1838 and drawing up a prenuptial agreement prior to her marriage in 1843.

Source

Guthrie-Caperton Family Papers

Date

1839-09-22

Rights

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Format

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Mss. A G984 178

Files

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Citation

“Agreement between Eliza Hundley, James Guthrie, and Robert Tyler,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed April 11, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1028.