02 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Reed

Mary Ann Summers Reed v Thomas Reed (Journal 6 p146 - 26 Nov 1861; Roll 15 case number 50 - Nov 1861)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Bryan, Wms Co on 3 Mar 1860 (Marriage V3 p105).  Mary married Thomas as Mrs. Summers.   She charged Thomas with abuse.  On 8 Sept 1861 he kicked and beat her; he used a large knife to threaten her.  The case was dismissed.  From the 1860 Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p164, the Reid family was listed as Thomas 77 Ireland, Mary 57 PA, and Mary Lamers 14 OH. Thomas was married before to a Matilda, born c1789 VA, and they had one daughter Ann, born 1830 in OH as evidenced by the 1850 Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p 16B.  In that census there was also listed a Margaret Purtee 9 OH.  This Thomas Reid may be the husband of Matilda Dawson, who married on 22 Oct 1807 in Ross Co, OH.  Their granddaughter was Margaret Partee.  From the 1870 Dover Twp, Fulton Co, OH federal census p69B Mary A. Somers 66 PA resided with a Jennie Stoner 24 OH.  One of her neighbors was Martin Summers, possibly her son.

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