13 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Bennett


Mary Davis Bennett v Henry C. Bennett (Journal 12 p165 - 18 Dec 1883; p329 - 15 July 1884; Journal 13 p67 - 16 Mar 1885)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Wms Co on 9 Feb 1880 (Marriage V4 p673). The action was continued twice and then dismissed.  Mary was born c1856 in IL and was the daughter of Richard and Mary Layton Davis. The 1880 Center Twp federal census p614 listed a Richard Davis 57 PA, wife Mara A 52 PA, and daughter Mary B. Bennett 23 IL.  Ten years earlier in the 1870 Bryan, Williams Co, OH federal census p176, one finds the family as Richard Davis 47 PA, Mary 43 PA, and various children, one being Molly 14 IL. If one travels back even further to the 1860 Newell, Vermillion Co, IL federal census p1036, one finds a three-year old Mary listed with her parents.

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