28 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Durbin


Elvira Teeter Durbin v William Henry Durbin (Journal 9 p538/550 - 20 Jul 1878; Journal 10 p14 - 11 Nov 1878)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 14 Apr 1861 in Wms Co (Marriages V3 p168). Elvira was born on 16 Oct 1839, pos Knox Co, OH. William Henry, b 20 Apr 1840, Wms Co, was the son of George and Mary A. Roberts Durbin.  He was a Civil War soldier in Co D 195th OVI.  In the 1870 Madison Twp federal census, p25, the couple was listed as Henry Durbin 28 OH, Alvira 27, Carrie 8, and Charles (George F) 3 with his family living next-door, George W 50 OH, Mary A 62 VT, and Thomas A 24 OH dry goods clerk. 

Elvira wanted $60 in alimony; she also wanted a lien placed on real estate in Madison Twp if William failed to pay her alimony. The children were split as William received custody of son Charles (George F). and Elvira received custody of daughter Carrie. After the divorce was approved, William married Agnes Emeretta "Emma" Hershiser, on 31 Aug 1880.  Emma, b 30 Sept 1855, Richland Co, OH, was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Albright Hershiser.  The couple had a son, Clyde Durbin.

Alvira Durbin 42 OH-PA-OH and Daughter Carrie 17 OH-OH-OH were enumerated in the 1880 Madison Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p475; both were laborers with Alvira listed as divorced. Elvira’s son, George F. Durbin, b 11 Oct 1866, married Lois Kathryn Hubbell on 30 Sept 1888 in Ransom, Hillsdale Co, MI.  The couple had four known children.  The particulars for Carrie Durbin are not known at this time.

Elvira died on 20 Dec 1899 and was buried in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer, OH, but no tombstone exists for her. William H. died on 8 Jan 1901 and was also buried in Pioneer, but no stone exists for him as well.

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