20 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Hannah Tidball Cline v William Cline

Hannah Tidball Cline v William Cline (Roll 7 Box 22 case number 4 - Nov 1848) - see Nathan J Davis

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 21 January 2014) - new tidbits obtained from the Civil War Pension documents

The record did not provide a marriage date or place for this couple.  The marriage was performed by J Pierce in Perrysburg, Wood Co, OH on 26 February 1842.  According to the 1850 Brady Twp, Wms Co federal census, p4B, the wife was enumerated as Hannah Cline 21 PA, Sarah 6 OH, and James 5 OH. with no husband listed.  Hannah charged that William refused to provide for her and the two children, Sarah Jane and James K. Polk Cline.  William assaulted her, was immoral, profane, and tyrannical.  He committed adultery with Carolyn Fitch and was lodged with her at the time of the initial filing of this case (possibly in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH).  Hannah wanted custody of the children, reasonable alimony, and her possessions.  The divorce was granted.  In the above mentioned census record Hannah's neighbors were Delan Rockwell and his wife Hannah plus 6-year-old Orlando Fitch.  Whether they were part of this situation is not known. In the 1860 West Unity, Brady Twp federal census, p139b, son James Cline 15 OH dry goods clerk lived with Serayne Prince 61 PA dry goods merchant.

By the time of Hannah’s petition for pension on the basis of son James K Polk Cline’s Civil War service, she stated that her former husband, William P Cline, was far away from this jurisidiction, living in California and that he claimed to be married and had two children.  Her son, James, worked and gave her half his earnings before he joined the army.  After his death she had to rent out her home in West Unity and was reduced to taking in washing.  In 1870 she lived in Portland, Ionia Co, MI, with her daughter Sarah and son-in-law Nathan Davis. She was granted a pension on the basis of her son’s service and received a monthly pension until her death.

Hannah Tindall Cline’s obit was found in the Bryan Democrat, 12 May 1904, p6: Hannah was born near New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA on 22 Oct 1823 and died at home of her granddaughter, Mrs RM Rice, on 28 Apr 1904.  As a youngster she moved to Huron Co and later to Richland Co, OH where she married William Cline and then in 1840-1841 they moved to West Unity, Williams Co, OH.  Note that the marriage took place in Wood Co, OH in 1842 so the data in the obit is not correct. They had two children, Sarah M who died in 1871 and James K Polk Cline who was CW vet of 38th OVI; James died in the war of typhoid fever..  Mrs. Cline moved with her daughter (Sarah) to Bryan in 1862.

Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, p89
Clark, Rebecca P Tindall 1825-1897
Cline, Hannah Tindall 1823-1904
James P 1844-1861 Co C 38th OVI
Davis, Sarah M Cline Russell 1842-1871
Russell, Clara E 1860-1944
Roswell A 1860-1948

Franklin P Russell married Sary M Cline in Lenawee Co, MI on 1 Jan 1860

Roswell Alvaro Russell, son of Frank Russell and Sarah Cline; born 20 Nov 1860 West Unity, Williams Co, OH; died 16 Apr 1943 Williams Co, OH

1910 Roswell is in Pulaski Twp w/wife Clara 49 OH-OH-OH

1920 Roswell is in Wms Co w/wife Clara; he’s 59 OH-OH-OH

On 12 Feb 1868 at South Wright, Hillsdale Co, MI Nathan J Davis married Sarah M Russell, a resident of Bryan, OH but born in West Unity, Williams Co, OH; she was 23 OH and Nathan, a mechanic, was 30, born and resident of Columbiana Co, OH.  Their witnesses were Mathew and Sarah Doty of Williams Co, OH; the JP was Gideon S Emerson.

1870 Portland, Ionia, Michigan; Roll: M593_676; Page: 658B; Image: 652; Family History Library Film: 552175.
h/h 220/228 Davis, Nathan J 35 OH shoemaker
Sarah 27 OH
Roswell 9 OH
Ida M 1 MI
Cline, Hannah 48 lives with her daughter PA

Sarah (according to her mother’s obit – see below) died in 1871.

Sarah is found in 1850 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M432_741; Page: 4B; Image: 14.
h/h Cline, Hannah 25 PA
Sarah 4 OH
James 5 OH

1880 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 639A; Enumeration District: 012; Image: 0139.
h/h 178/198 Davis, N A 36 OH-OH-OH widower, shoemaker
Ida dau 10 MI-OH-OH
Note – he’s living next door to Hanna Cline 57 OH-OH-PA divorced with boarders – this appears to be the mother of Sarah, his late wife

Ida Davis married Rufus M Rice, 17 Nov 1898 in Williams Co, OH

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