Rachel A. Townsend Sinclair v James Sinclair (Journal 7 p406 - 9 Mar 1870; Roll 21 case number 146 - Mar 1870)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married on 11 Nov 1836 (Note I think it should be 1856) in Jackson, Jackson Co, MI. Rachel claimed James was a habitual drunk for three years or more; they had children William Bryan (12) and Lucy Lucretia (10). Rachel wanted a divorce and restoration of her maiden name. A legal notice appeared in the Bryan Union Press.
According to the 1860 Gorham Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal census p418 a Jas. Sinclair family was enumerated as Jas 33 MI, Rachel 19 MI, Charles 8 MI, William 2 MI, and Lucy 1 MI. Using this census, Rachel would have to be born in 1841 so therefore the marriage date in the record may be false or the census information was incorrect.