20 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Lindersmith

David K. Lindersmith v Angeline Hively Pew Lindersmith (Journal 7 p592 - 3 Nov 1871; Roll 23 case number 80 - Oct 1871) – see Avery

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 23 April 1871, Wms Co, OH.  By the 1860 Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p188B, Angeline was married to John G. Pew 23 OH, and listed as Angeline 22 OH, along with Mary 3 OH, George 3 OH, Nancy Hively 14 OH, Beretha Pew 65 VT, and Arvilla McDaniels 46 NY. Angeline, born 4 Aug 1837, in Independence, OH, was the daughter of Isaac and Magdelena Bible Hively and John, born 1837 in OH, was the son of Joseph and Ruth Pew, who were enumerated in the 1850 Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p42B as Joseph Piew 67 NJ, Ruth 58 CT, Mariah 16 OH, John 13 OH, and Arvilla McDaniels 3* NY. Husband John G. Pew died on 1 Apr 1866.  In the 1870 Jefferson Twp federal census, p21, Angeline Pew, a widow, 34 OH, had children Mary Pew 14, and George M. Pew 12, both born in OH; they lived in a hotel run by Osman Dolph.

David K. Lindersmith, the son of Daniel and Anna Cox Lindersmith, was born in 1837 OH; the family was from Carroll Co, OH.  According to the 1850 Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p42, the Lindersmiths were listed as Daniel 34 OH, Ann 30 OH, David 12 OH, Joseph 10 OH, Peter 8 OH, George 6 OH, and Mary; by 1860 David was a teacher in Superior Twp as enumerated in federal census records for that township, p190, residing with his parents; he served in Co K 68th OVI during the Civil War.

David sued for divorce stating that on 11 June 1871 Angeline committed adultery with Allen Shaw at the home of Jacob Grubb of Jefferson Twp, whom he called as a witness along with wife Mary Grubb.  Angeline did not show up in court to confirm or deny this.  The court granted the divorce. Angeline’s sister, Nancy Hively Avery would later obtain her own divorce from husband Franklin Avery.  In the 1880 Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p543, Angeline Pew was listed as 38 OH divorced.  By 1900 Angeline Pew Aug 1835 (64) was enumerated in the Montpelier, Superior Twp federal census as a widow with two living children; she lived with Mary Richardson Feb 1868 OH (32) also a widow.

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