17 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Cameron


Lydia Iosetta Christy Cameron v Robert C. Cameron (Journal 11 p6 - 9 Nov 1880; Roll 36 case number 814 - Nov 1880)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Steuben Co, IN on 25 Dec 1871.  In the 1870 Richland Twp, Steuben Co, IN federal census p165 a Cameron family was listed as John Cameron 56 Scotland, Mary Ellen (Carlin) 47 OH, Robert 22 IN, Savia 24 IN, Mary A 19 IN, John F 15 IN, Margaret 13 IN, Josina 8 IN, and William 3 IN.  This may be the family of Robert Cameron. In early 1875 they moved to Wms Co.  Lydia charged that between 1 Sept 1878-Nov 1879 in a building Robert used as a store and residence he committed adultery with Sarah Hanna.  Lydia said she helped to purchase the store in Columbia, NW Twp, with her own funds.  She said Robert threatened to defraud her by selling, converting, and disposing of money and property that is hers.  She also stated that Robert owned a 1/8th share of 180 acres in Steuben Co as inheritance from his father, who died in 1878.  The divorce was granted.

In the 1870 Nettle Lake, NW Twp federal census, p30, the Hanna family appeared as William C. Hanna 30 OH grocer, Sarah M 20 OH, Maud A 2 OH.  On 9 Apr 1881 in Wms Co (Marriage V4 p745) Robert C. Cameron wed Sarah M. Foster.  In the 1900 Fremont, Steuben Co, IN federal census p13, the Camerons were listed as druggist Robert C b Mar 27, 1848 (52) IN-Scot-OH mar 19Y and wife Sarah b Aug 22, 1850 (49) OH-OH-VT, having one child but not living; from the same location in the 1910 federal census the Camerons are cited as being married 26 years, each married twice.

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