John B. Brown v Louise Brown (Journal 12 p14 - 21 Feb 1883)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
John charged Louise with being willfully absent for three years or more. A divorce was granted. In the 1870 Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p5, John Brown was enumerated as John 40 BAD, Caroline 26 OH, Elmer 5 OH, Philetus ½ OH. Again there was a John B. Brown 49 Baden with wife Caroline (Wilson) 36 and sons Elmer 15 and Ira 9 enumerated in the 1880 Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p627C, but whether this was the couple has not been substantiated.
This couple was also enumerated together in the 1900 Bryan federal census as married for 40 years, which would mark the marriage c1860. Caroline (1844 – 1935), John B (1830-1907), and son Harvey who died in 1875 @5M 27D are all buried in Brown Cem, Center Twp. The absence of a discovered roll dealing with this case makes me doubt that this is the family, unless they divorced and later remarried, or chose to ignore the divorce. Another possibility is that Louise was also known as Caroline.