11 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Greenwood


Otis Greenwood v Almeda Jackson Greenwood (Journal 6 p410 - 9 Nov 1864)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Ravenna, Medina Co, OH on 25 Dec 1838.  Otis charged Almeda was willfully absent for three years without just cause.  She lived in Lucas Co, OH.  A divorce was granted. 

According to the 1840 Liverpool, Medina Co, OH federal census p265, Otis Greenwood was listed as male between 20-30 living with a female who was between 15-20 years of age.  From the 1850 Richfield, Summit Co, OH federal census p350B, the Greenwoods were enumerated as Otis 36 ME farmer, Almina 27 ME, Horace 15 OH, Rosamond 8 OH, Charles D 5 OH, James A 7/12 OH, Jackson, Jane 30 ME, and David Morgan 24 KY farmer.  It appears that Almeda would have been 12 years old if she was the mother of Horace; therefore, it appears that Otis was married once before.  According to the 1860 Richfield, Summit Co, OH federal census p84 and 87, Horace Greenwod 21 ME lived with the Peter Allen family and a Clara 15 OH lived with John Hurburt family.  Perhaps the Charles in the 1850 Greenwood family was really Clara or vice versa.  Census records are not error-free; plus there are no other Greenwoods in either of these households.  From the 1860 Jackson, DeKalb Co, IN federal census p283, Otis Greenwood 45 ME lived with the Christopher Cool family of NY.

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