25 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Moon


Mary Ann Barnes Moon v George Moon (Journal 8 p76 - 30 Oct 1872; Roll 24 case number 84 - Oct 1872)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Wms Co on 25 Nov 1864 (Marriage V3 p409).  Mary was the widow of William G. Barnes.  She was born near Kenton, Hardin Co, OH on 15 May 1826 and moved to Bryan c1855. The Barnes family was enumerated in the 1850 Sugar Creek Twp, Wayne Co, OH federal census p80B as William L Barns, Jr. 24 PA laborer, Mary 23 OH, Elisabeth 1 OH, Lauretta 1/12 OH, WL Barns Sr 65 PA shoemaker, Jesse Barns (m) 40 PA. Later the family was enumerated in the 1860 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p36-37, as William G. Bamia/Barnes 32 PA teamster, Mary 31 OH, Elizabeth 11 OH, Loretta 9 OH, Rovella 3 OH, and Emma 1 OH, plus Peter Laubaugh 29 PA.  In the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p19, the family was listed as Mary Moon 41 OH head of house, Loretta Barnes 20 OH dressmaker, Rovilla Barnes 15 OH, Emma Barnes 12 OH, and Franklin 9 OH.  She and husband William Barnes had the following children: Elizabeth, Loretta, Rovella Rice, Emma J. Miller, and Franklin.

Mary charged George Moon with being willfully absent for three years or more.  Her divorce was granted.

On 22 June 1873 in Wms Co she married Andrew J. Dubois (Marriage V4 p283); Andrew was the son of John Henry and Mary Reaves DuBois and was born on 1 Apr 1836 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co, NY. Mary and Andrew were enumerated in the 1880 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census. Andrew died in Bryan on 28 Apr 1885. Mary passed away on 26 Apr 1894 @68Y and was buried in Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.  Her estate was probated on 3 May 1894 (#3495).  At the time of her death she had three daughters and one son.  Her obituary in The Bryan Democrat, 3 May 1894 p8 c3 did not mention her marriages to Barnes and Moon; there was also no mention of DuBois.

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