03 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Ferrier

Catherine Jane Mercer Ferrier v Andrew Jackson Ferrier (Journal 5 p151 - 19 Oct 1857; Roll 11 case number 31 - Oct 1857)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 28 November 2010)

The couple was married on 10 May 1853 in Wms Co (Marriage V2 p124).  Andrew, b1831 OH, may be the son of David and Susanna Hendricks Ferrier, PA natives who settled in Wms Co c1835, traveling from Coshocton Co, OH.  The family was enumerated in the 1850 Jefferson Twp federal census, p17, as David 49 PA, Susan 49 PA, John 20 OH, Andrew 19 OH, David 15 OH, Jacob 8 OH, Martha 5 OH, and Catharine Gibbons 12 OH.

Jane, parentage unknown, charged that Andrew was willfully absent as he left her on 1 Mar 1854.  A legal notice appeared in a local paper and the divorce was granted.  She received lands that were hers before the marriage.  There was a marriage in Wms Co for Andrew Jackson Ferrier and Harriet Richardson on 13 July 1854 (Marriage V2 p143).  If this is the subject of this divorce, he was also guilty of bigamy, but no record has been currently found to support this. Andrew may have died on 4 Feb 1919 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE.

Here's a link to other Ferrier news in Steuben County, Indiana.

http://steubenindianahistory.blogspot.com/search/label/Ferrier%20David

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