Martha Collins Ritt v Charles Ritt (Journal 7 p358 - 4 Nov 1869; Roll 21 case number 64 - Nov 1869)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married in Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, OH, on 17 Feb 1865. Martha charged her husband with being willfully absent for three years or more. In the 1850 Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p48, the Collins family was enumerated as Joseph 41 PA, Matilda 36 PA, Mary A 17 PA, Abram 14 OH, and Martha M 9M OH. This family was Joseph and Matilda Tallman Collins; in the 1860 Tiffin Twp federal census p417, the Collins family was listed as M (Matilda), Abram 22 OH, Martha 10 OH, Rachel 8 OH, Margaret 3 OH, and Joseph 1 OH.