19 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Case


Amos Madison Case v Sarah M. Case (Journal 7 p460 - Nov 1870; Roll 22 case number 29 - Aug 1870)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 22 Sept 1857 in Jefferson Co, NY.  Amos Madison Case, the son of Wareham and Mercy Clark Case, was born on 8 Apr 1836 In Clayton, Jefferson Co, NY.  In the 1850 Clayton, Jefferson Co, NY federal census p1, the Case family was listed as Wareham 62 MA, Mary 59 MA, and their children, including Madison 14 NY. In the 1860 Clayton, Jefferson Co, NY federal census p74 A. Madison Case is enumerated as 26 NY farmer and Sarah 22 NY living with Wareham and Mercy Case, natives of MA. Amos told the court that Sarah lived in Sherwood, Branch Co, MI as of 15 Apr 1867 when she abandoned him.  He wanted a divorce; later Amos asked for the case to be dismissed.

In the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p10, Madison Case 36 NY laborer was enumerated in the home of Anna Hill 39 PA dressmaker.  On 1 Dec 1870, DeKalb Co, IN Amos married Maria Hester Sherlock and they had seven children.  Maria, daughter of John O and Hannah C Truman Sherlock, was born on 22 Mar 1851 in England.  Amos died on 18 Apr 1907 in Auburn, DeKalb Co, IN.  Nothing further is known of his first wife, Sarah; however she may have had a daughter, Jennie E. Case b1862 NY who married Herbert C. Cole in 1881.

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