13 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Hughes

Isodene A. Disbro Hughes v David Thomas Hughes (Journal 9 p108 - 21 Mar 1877; p179 - 23 June 1877; Roll 31 case number 187 - 11 June 1877)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 31 May 1874, Wms Co (Marriage V4 p337). Isodene Adora, daughter of John and Hannah Jones Disbro, was born on 30 Sept 1855 in Williams Co, OH.  From the 1860 NW Twp federal census, p3A, the family was listed as John 32 NY, Hannah 24 OH, Julius C 8 OH, and Isadora 4 OH.  They again appeared in the 1870 NW Twp federal census, p24, as John 43 NY, Hannah 33 OH, Julius C 18 OH, Isodene 14 OH, and Clark 6 OH.  John  (28 Feb 1827 - 6 Oct 1910) was a native of Steuben Co, NY and his wife, Hannah, (1835 - 1914) grew up in Erie Co, PA.

David Thomas Hughes, born c1853, was the son of Andre W. and Clarissa Blair Hughes.  From the 1850 Delaware Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p57A the Andre Hughes family was listed with Andre 27 IN, Clarissa 26 OH and children Louisa, Charles W, and Lovina.  The Hughes family was enumerated in the 1860 Delaware Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p355 with David Hughes 7 OH.

Isodene informed the court that she wanted custody of their son Guy Disbro, born 15 Apr 1876, Defiance Co, OH.  David was extremely cruel to her.  She wants to stop him from seeing the child and selling the land.  She obtained an injunction against him because he wanted the child and the ability to dispose of some property.  The court granted her custody, alimony, and her personal property.  David received visitation rights on the third Thursday of the month for a half-hour between 3-5 PM in Isodene's presence or her designee. 

According to the 1880 NW Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p442 the Disbros were listed as John 52 NY, Loana 45 OH, Isodene 20 OH, Clark 16 OH, Hannah Jones Mother-in-law 73 VT, and Guy Hughes grandson 4 OH-OH-OH.  On 20 Sept 1880 Isodene married Albert C. Disbrow and they had a son Ray, born 1884. 

Guy Hughes died on 6 Jan 1884 @7Y 9M 22D and was buried in Rogers Cemetery, NW Twp.  His Disbro grandparents would later join him.  On 20 Mar 1920 Isodene married Ira Curtis and lived in Jefferson, Hillsdale Co, MI.  She died on 14 Nov 1931 in Pittsford, MI at the age of 76Y.

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