Andrew Brown v Julia Ann Brown (Journal 9 p180 - June 1877; Roll 30 case number 23 - Apr 1876)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married on 15 Mar 1867, Hillsdale Co, MI. According to the 1870 NW Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p3, the couple was listed as Andrew 53 PA, Julian 38 OH, Samuel 13 OH, Eliza 9 OH, and Mary E 7 OH. It would appear that the three children were issue of a previous marriage of the husband. Andrew charged that Julia was the wife of a living spouse, Alexander Hamilton. The court granted this divorce, but before the divorce was issued, Andrew took out a marriage license on 4 Feb 1876, Wms Co (Marriage V4 p447) to wed Mrs. Henrietta Shinn. The license was not returned. This Henrietta Shinn was formerly married to Aaron Shinn in Wms Co (Marriages V3 p98) on 4 May 1860; her maiden name was Henrietta C. Speaker. Andrew T. Brown, if this was the subject of this divorce, married Hattie S. Spangler in Wms Co on 14 Mar 1880 (Marriage V4 p680).