22 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Turley

Jane Gherig or Chaney Turley v Washington Turley  (Journal 4 p423 - Nov 1855; p585 - 21 Mar 1857; Journal 5 p77 - 8 July 1857, p359  - 4 Dec 1858; Roll 9)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 30 Oct 2011)

The couple was married on 20 Oct 1854, in Amboy, Hillsdale Co, MI.  Jane Gherig Turley, a resident of Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH, stated that Washington was willfully absent for three years or more.  He deserted her two days after the marriage and he went back to Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. 

According to the Republican Standard, 4 Feb 1858, there was a published petition for divorce:
Washington Turley of Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH, to be aware that Jane Turley did on 2 Feb 1858 file her petition in Williams Co, OH charging Washington Turley with wilful abscence from the said Jane Turley of more than three years and asking that she may be divorced from Washington Turley and for alimony, which petition will be hearing at the next term of court.
Jane Turley, filed by her attorney

After being continued for three times the action was dismissed here without prejudice and she received $350 alimony, but in Nov 1858 Jane Chaney Turley, aged 16, divorced Washington Turley, aged 20, in Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.  These ages must be when they were married.

According to the 1860 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH federal census p339 there was a Wash Turley listed as 26 OH with wife Elizabeth 26 OH and son Leonard 1 OH.  This Washington Turley was the son of Charles and Sarah Turley.

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