20 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Cheyney


Sarah E. Immell Cheyney v Daniel Cheyney (Journal 5 p326 - Apr 1854; Roll 8 case number 8 - Apr 1854)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 28 Dec 1848 in Defiance Co, OH (V1 p30), by James Durbin of the Church of Christ. Daniel, b 1828-1830 OH, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Zook Cheyney of Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA, who married on 12 Aug 1819 in E. Union, Wayne Co, OH.  Thomas Cheney died in Farmer, Defiance Co, OH on 11 Sept 1865 and was buried in Upper Lost Creek Cemetery.  Sarah Immel, parentage unknown, was born in 1831 PA. According to the 1850 Center Twp, Wms Co federal census p67, the couple was listed as Daniel 22 OH school teacher and Sarah 19 PA.

Sarah charged that Daniel left her in Mar 1850 and then returned and lived with her briefly and then abandoned her for good.  He was a resident of Illinois. They did not have any children.  Sarah had personal property of $43 which was sold by Daniel to Thomas Cheyney who refused to return this to her.  She said Daniel was guilty of gross neglect and she wanted a divorce, which was granted. 

On 23 Mar 1858, Wms Co, OH (Marriage V3 p3) Sarah remarried Daniel.  In 1859 they had a son, Orin Cheyney.  In the 1860 Farmer Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p369-370, Dan Cheyney 30 OH teacher was head of house with Sarah 29 PA, and Orin 1 OH. By the 1880 Chesaning, Saginaw Co, MI federal census p168, the Cheyney family was listed as Daniel 51 OH-VA-PA schoolteacher, Sarah E 49 PA-PA-PA, and Charley A 15 OH.  By the 1885 Springdale, Sumner Co, KS state census p22 the family was listed as Daniel Cheyney 53 OH teacher, Sarah E 52 PA, and Charles A 21 farmer OH.

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