26 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Mott

Catherine Metzger Mott v Francis Marion Mott (Journal 11 p223 - 14 Nov 1881; Roll 36 case number 855 - Jan 1881)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Wms Co on 4 July 1875 (Marriage V4 p341).  Catherine, b1843 OH, was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Metzgar; they were listed in the 1870 Jefferson Twp federal census, p12, as Sarah 69 PA, Mary 41 OH, Catherine 27 OH, William 23 OH, and Goldie 7 OH. Prior to that the Jacob Metzger family lived in Franklin, Columbiana Co, OH in 1860.

Francis, probably the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Mankin Mott, was born in 1848 OH.   The Stephen Mott family was enumerated in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census. By the 1880 Superior Twp federal census, p17, the Motts were listed as Marion 32 OH and Cate 37 OH. 

Catherine stated that Francis was guilty of neglect of duty and gross neglect.  He was a habitual drunk for the past three years or more.  On 20 Dec 1880 he threatened her.  She lived in Montpelier where she had purchased real estate with her own money.  The action was dismissed.

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