20 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Lucas

Ida L. J. Langley Lucas v John Quincey Lucas (Journal 12 p293 - 16 June 1884; Roll 40 Box 133 case number 1273 - 26 Feb 1884)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 29 April 2013)

The couple was married in Hillsdale Co, MI on 21 Jan 1872 (Lib E p97). John was the son of Timothy and Lydia Draper Lucas who were enumerated in the 1860 Springfield Twp, Wms Co federal census, Stryker PO p61-61B, as Timothy Lucas 29 Canada East, Lydia 29 Canada East, Abigail 13 OH, William 11 OH, John 9 OH, and James 7 OH.  In the 1870 Springfield Twp federal census p210 the Lucas family was listed as Timothy 44 Canada, Lydia 40 Canada, Converse 6 OH, and Luther 3 OH.  By the 1880 Van Wert Co, OH federal census p273C the family had moved; neither the 1870 nor 1880 federal census listed a John Lucas with this family.

Ida told the court that John had been willfully absent for three years or more.  She wanted restoration of her maiden name and a reasonable alimony.  The divorce was granted.

Ida L P Langley was born in Steuben Co, NY c1848.  John Q. Lucas was born in Cleveland, OH c1851.  This data was taken from their marriage license, dated as stated above for South Wright Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI.

Ida L P Langley (1848 Steuben, NY – aft 1884)

John Q Lucas (1851 Cleveland OH – aft 1884)  son of Timothy Augusts Lucas and Lydia Draper
1850 East Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH

1860 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – John 7 OH, James 5 OH

1870 Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH

Married 21 Jan 1872, South Wright Twp, Hillsdale Co, MI; around the same time brother James Lucas also married there; same minister

Divorce action 1884

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