16 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Spangler

Eleanor Chase Spangler v Samuel B. Spangler (Roll 7 case number 13 - Aug 1848)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 10 October 2011)

The couple was married according to the divorce record on 36 (?) July 1842 in St. Joseph Twp, Wms Co, OH; the marriage took place according to the marriage record as 22 July 1842 (Marriage V1 p48).  Note that the month of July at that time and currently only has 31 days. Eleanor charged Samuel with gross neglect and being willfully absent for three years or more.  She said on 6 Nov 1842 after about six months of marriage he began to neglect her and was absent.  She lacked good clothing and sufficient food for the health of her and her child, Frederick M. Spangler, 4 years of age.  She brought Elizabeth Smith and Mary Chase to court as her witnesses.  According to the Appearance Docket, Clerk of Courts, 1846-1852, the case of Eleanor Spangler v SB Spangler was transferred to the Issue Docket on Sept 1847. A divorce was granted about a year later.

Eleanor Chase married Robert Wines on 31 Dec 1848 in Wms Co (Marriage V2 p103).  In the 1850 St Joseph Twp federal census p79B, the Wines family appeared as Robert 25 OH, Ellinor 25 NY, Andrew 9 OH, Frederick 6 OH, and Edwin 9/12 OH plus Elizabeth Smith 50 EN, Sarah Chase 20 NY, and Augustus Smith 10 OH. It may be that Elizabeth Smith was Eleanor's mother and Sarah Chase was Eleanor's sister.  Both of these women appeared as her witnesses in the divorce from Samuel B. Spangler. In the 1860 St. Joseph Twp federal census p120b, the Wines family was listed as Robert 34 OH, Eleanor 35 NY, Frederic 16 OH, Edwin 10 OH, Mary 5 OH, and Louis 2 IN. 

Eleanor married again on 3 Nov 1864 to Aaron Street in Wms Co (Marriage V3 p405).  Aaron, the son of Thomas and Catherine Street, had been married before to Sarah Sinkey c bef 1832, and to Florilla Ball, 29 Apr 1854, Defiance Co, OH.  He was the father of 14 known children.  The West Buffalo Cemetery showed tombstones for Eleanor Street who died on 4 Nov 1872 @46Y 7M and Aaron Street who died on 8 Dec 1878 @67Y 8M 9D.

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