11 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Hamet

William Hamet v Sarah Johnson Hamet (Journal 7 p353 - 3 Nov 1869; Roll 21 case numbers 46-47 - Nov 1869)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 26 Nov 1864, Wms Co, OH (Marriage V3p409).  Sarah may be the daughter or wife of Elias Johnson (1850 Center Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p66B).  William Hamet may be a 41 year old basketmaker according to the 1860 Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p181B, along with wife Elizabeth 40, and children Julia 18, Isaac 15, John 13, Samuel 12, Francis 10, and Clementine 7, all born in Ohio. 

William stated to the court that on 7 Aug 1869 Sarah got intoxicated; she was a habitual drunk for at least three years.  She was for three days incapable of performing her normal and ordinary household duties and occupations.  He had to take care of her and became injured by her.  He also sued Benjamin F. Evarts whom he claimed had furnished her with liquor.  William sued Evarts for $300.  He called the following witnesses to substantiate his claims: Amos Briner, Isaac Hamet, John B. Jones, and Angeline Briner.  No outcome is presently known.

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