26 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Van Arsdalen

Alice Elma Jones Van Arsdalen v Gilbert H. Van Arsdalen (Journal 12 p130 - 27 Nov 1883; Roll 40 case numbers 1201 and 1202)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 24 June 1877 in Williams Co, OH.  Alice, born 23 March 1859 OH, was the daughter of Ansalem and Mary Hamlin Jones who were in the 1850 Brady Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census, p58; in the 1860 Brady Twp federal census, p136b, they were listed as Ansalem 39 OH, Mary 39 OH, Sarah 14 OH, John 12 OH, Henry 4 OH, and Alice 1 OH.  They again were enumerated in the 1870 Brady Twp federal census, p25, as Ansalem 49 OH, Mary 49 OH, John L 22 OH, Henry G 14 OH, Alice E 11 OH, and Mary S 8 OH. In the 1880 Brady Twp, p506D, Alice was 21 OH and resided at home with her parents and siblings. 

Gilbert, b1859 OH, was the son of William and Margaret Vanarsdalen who were enumerated in the 1860 Millcreek Twp federal census, p129a, as William 28 NJ, Margaret 26 PA, and Gilbert 1 OH.  Father William was a Civil War veteran of Co G 68th OVI and died on 18 May 1864 @32Y 10M 20D, buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Millcreek Twp. 

Alice charged Gilbert with being willfully absent for three years or more.  They had a daughter Zella Inez, b 22 May 1878.  Alice's mother, Mrs. John Stoner, had custody of the girl until the court's decision.   She brought witnesses, Leticia Randles and Clarry Crum, to court to testify on her behalf.  A divorce was granted.

Alice married Daniel Lehman, son of Solomon and Nancy Naragar Lehman, in Wms Co on 5 Apr 1888 (Marriage V5 #1206); they had several children. Alice died on 5 Dec 1934 in Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH and was buried beside her husband Daniel (1858-1922) in the Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity, OH.  Her parents were also buried closeby.  Daughter Zella Inez Van Arsdalen married Alfred S. Cox in Wms Co on 9 Oct 1897 (Marriage V7 #422); later she married Arthur J. Snyder on 24 Dec 1902 in Wms Co (Marriage V8 p438).

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