28 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Norris

Sarah Caroline Lawson Norris v George Norris (Journal 8 p326 - 6 Mar 1875; Roll 26 case number 119 - 14 Jan-Mar 1875) – see Lawson

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married 11 July 1869 (no location stated).  There is a marriage for George Norris and Sarah C. Lauson/Lawson on 11 July 1868 in Ransom, Hillsdale Co, MI.  George was born in 1846 OH and Sarah C. was born in 1850 OH according to their marriage license.   Sarah Caroline Lawson was the daughter of George and Lydia Cairns Lawson and was enumerated with her parents in the 1860 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p206 as Sarah Lawson 9 OH. From the 1870 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p111B Caroline Norris 19 OH lived with her parents, George and Lydia Lawson along with her son George Norris 1 OH.

Caroline charged George with willfully absence of three or more years and gross neglect.  She believed he lived in Waverly, Humphries Co, TN.  They had a son George b 25 Apr 1870.  A legal notice appeared in the Bryan Press, and a divorce was granted.  Caroline Norris married John Miller in Wms Co on 12 Aug 1875 (Marriage V4 p413).  According to the 1880 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p465 Caroline Miller 30 OH widow lived with her parents George and Lydia Lawson and her son George Lawson Jr. 10 OH (adopted son  - her father adopted her son), and her daughter Jennie Miller 4 OH.

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